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Tending to a community garden may foster higher fruit and vegetable consumption

People who grow their own fruits and vegetables are apt to eat them, but a study finds that community gardeners may have an edge over home gardeners when it comes to consuming more fresh produce.


For health insurance exchanges, devil’s in the details

For some of the states that managed to pass exchange bills this year, the fight over implementing health reform is far from over. Showing that no battle is too small when it comes to health care reform, patient advocates are worried about the insurance industry influencing governance boards overseeing the health exchanges.

 


Brain injury patients have few options for treatment in state

Like many survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI), Mike Barnes, 49, needs the kind of rehabilitative care this state apparently can’t provide - which hasn’t stopped his mother from seeking it.


First Lady: Let’s Move Fruits and Veggies to ‘Food Deserts’

First Lady Michelle Obama announced that several major retailers, foundations and small businesses have committed to bringing healthier food to neighborhoods where supermarkets are scarce.


Medicaid is an Economic Boom for Mississippi

MHAP responds to Sid Salter’s editorial claiming that Medicaid is a ticking time bomb.


Programs cropping up across USA to address ‘food deserts’

“Food deserts” — impoverished areas with little access to healthy foods — are attracting attention.