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    Putting Income Inequality on the Table

    A new study shows how the food gap is widening—and what can be done. How does income inequality translate to the food that ends up on our dinner tables? For those on low-income budgets, the results look pretty disheartening according to a new study by the Harvard School of Public ...

    America’s “Worst Walking City” Gets Back on its Feet

    Oklahoma City has recently worked to improve pedestrian conditions throughout the city. The US gave up on walking in the mid-20th Century — at least planners and politicians did. People on foot were virtually banished from newly constructed neighborhoods. Experts assured us that cars and ...

    MDs Now Prescribe Walking as a Boost to Health

    Everyone knows walking is good for you. It’s plain common sense, backed by a wealth of recent medical research. In fact, a major new study found that lack of physical activity is twice as deadly for us as obesity.   Health data shows that as little as 30 minutes of walking a day cuts the ...

    A Good Place for Everyone to Walk

    People have walked for justice and economic opportunity throughout American history.Workers wanting a better life for their families walked on picket lines and at protests, rallied by advocates like Cesar Chavez. People demanding civil rights marched in Selma, Alabama and Washington, DC led by ...

    70 Seconds of Preventable Outbreaks Around the World

     It’s far from news that vaccines play a large role in preventing fatal diseases, such as polio, measles, mumps and whooping cough. But as anti-vaccination movements gain traction, the world is seeing a dramatic increase in these diseases that once were nearly eradicated.While one may assume ...

    The Health Benefits of Walking

    What if there was a way to reduce the risk of many major diseases at the same time as helping improve your overall health, decreasing your weight and boosting your energy? And what if this treatment was simple to do and took only a few minutes each week?Wait, it gets even better! What if this ...

    Menstrual Man: The Sanitary Pad Movement Sweeping Across India

    Menstrual Man is a documentary that details how one dropout-turned-entrepreneur revolutionized menstrual sanitation for women in developing nations.Arunachalam Muruganantham’s interest in the state of menstrual hygiene in India began in 1998 when he discovered that his wife was using dirty ...

    Go Baby Go: Toy Cars for Kids with Disabilities

    Disabled kids can now receive physical therapy while driving their own modified cars.Over 500,000 American children under the age of 5 have cognitive and physical impairments, but usually only those over the age of three have access to electric wheelchairs. Mobility plays a huge role in ...

    Health, Happiness, and the New Walking Movement

    How a few simple steps could revitalize our bodies and communities.Researchers have discovered a “wonder drug” for many of today’s most common medical problems, says Dr. Bob Sallis, a family practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Fontana, California. It’s been proven to help ...

    Junk Food and the Myth of Choice

    Corporations are pushing fast and processed foods, but our nation’s health still stands a chance. Fast food. We all know it’s bad for us, but somehow the lines outside drive-thru windows never seem to dwindle. Must be the delicious fries, right?Maybe not, says Anna Lappé, author of Diet ...

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