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CDC says first national sign of drop in childhood obesity

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The biggest declines were in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey and South Dakota. Each saw their obesity numbers fall at least 1 percentage point.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

New poll shows most Americans say ‘no thanks’ to reaching 120 years of age
When asked about living to 120 or beyond, the survey found 51 percent of people said that would be bad for society. They worried about a strain on natural resources, and that such treatments probably would be available only to the rich rather than to everyone.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

SOWEGA Council on Aging drops health insurance benefit
The SOWEGA Council on Aging, facing a 30 percent increase in health insurance rates for its employees and saddled with a recent $386,534 budget cut, has stopped providing health insurance for its employees.
Source: Albany Herald

Barrow Regional Medical Center likely to under new ownership
Community Health Systems announced in a press release Tuesday a merger agreement with Barrow Regional’s parent company, Health Management Associates, by which CHS would acquire HMA for approximately $7.6 billion.
Source: Barrow County News

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