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The evidence that obesity is an issue in our country can be shocking. According to the Surgeon General, “the economic cost of obesity in the United States was about $117 billion in 2000.” Within that, “300,000 deaths each year in the United States are associated with obesity which can include, heart disease, certain types of [...]
The ongoing debate on contraceptives exploded into a firestorm of controversy after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which requires insurers to cover contraceptives for women. The New York Times states, “In January 2012, the Obama administration announced that as part of the rollout of the health care reform law, most health insurance plans must [...]
According to the New York Times, “distracted driving has become a threat on the nation’s roads.” The article continues, “Studies say that drivers using phones [in general] are four times as likely to cause a crash as other drivers. Yet Americans have largely ignored that research.” The question remains, what are we doing to keep [...]
Environmentalists vs. Miners-Save the Scenic Santa Ritas fights Rosemont Copper over proposed mine site
Sahuarita, Ariz.-A local environmentalist group has flooded the Tucson area with bumper stickers emblazoned with the slogan “Save the Santa Ritas.” The non-profit group Save the Scenic Santa Ritas is fighting the creation of a Rosemont Copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, located east of Green Valley and south of Tucson. Brad Clark, a [...]