We’ve probably all experienced food poisoning at one time or another. When it happens, it seems like nothing is worse than “praying to the porcelain god.”
Usually, it takes only a day or two to pass, and we don’t really think too much about it other than a painful inconvenience. Sometimes we’re not sure what caused it—such as E. coli or salmonella—or where we might have got it.
But some people have more severe cases than others and need hospitalization. In extreme cases, food poisoning could result in death.
California may have cleaner air than it did 20 years ago, but it's still dirty enough to cost hospitals treating pneumonia, asthma,and other pollution-related illnesses nearly $200 million over three years. That's according to a new RAND Corp. study which attempted to put a price tag on some of the health costs of air pollution.
TalkBack is taking a break from health reform wonkery to highlight a fun and informative Los Angeles Times' story on how diners are responding to California's new rules requiring posting of nutritional information in chain restaurants like IHOP.
Could the solution to the nation’s healthcare problems be found in Grand Junction?
The Colorado community quite possibly could become a national model, according to a new, five-part series by Colorado Public News launched today. The series was reported by one of our former Fellows, Bill Scanlon.
Where is the best place in the United States to live? Hawaii? The West Coast? The South? The Midwest?
Go anywhere, and you can probably get into an argument with the locals on the subject.
Well, now Gallup and Healthways have come up with a way to identify the best place to live. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is based on physical health, healthy behaviors, access to basic necessities, emotional health and work environment.