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Public Health Selling Souls to the Devil

Today, approximately 2/3 of adults and 1/3 of children in the United States are overweight or obese (Odgen, 2012; Flegal, 2012). It is estimated that the country spends upwards of $190 billion per year treating obesity-related health conditions (Cawley, 2012). This trend is associated with the increase in marketing expenditures ($3.2 billion for carbonated beverages…

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Black Bean Burgers

Satisfy your cravings for a burger with this health alternative. Black Bean Burgers Serves 4 Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp ketchup 1 tbsp yellow mustard 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder ⅓ cup instant oats Instructions Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a cookie sheet or…

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Study Drugs Limitless? More Like Limited: Know the Risks

There has been much attention on the opioid and heroin epidemic in the last several years. Appalachian states in particular have suffered a great deal from a sharp rise in addiction and overdoses caused by opioid drugs. However, like many other addictive behaviors, there is silent rise in rates of “study drugs” on college campuses…

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