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No longer in denial: FDA requires more food labeling

What will consumers do when we are clearly told of the calorie counts of our favorite convenience store hotdogs, grocery store deli sandwiches, or tubs of movie theater popcorn?  Will we buy differently or favor smaller portions in an effort to trim our collective waistlines? The FDA is betting ‘yes’ with new proposed menu labeling…

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Weekly News Round-Up

Here are some things we’ve been reading this week. Got something to add? Share it in the comments. No Love for Edgy Message, Cancer Bracelets Rankle Schools (ABC) FTC Subpoenas 48 Food Companies Regarding Marketing to Kids (AdvertisingAge) Returning to Classrooms, and to Severe Headaches (NYT) Study Shows SAMe May Ease Depression (NYT) Sleepy Teens…

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Hurricane Earl and your health

If you live anywhere between North Carolina and Maine, you know Hurricane Earl is headed your way. Maybe you bought some more bread and milk at the grocery yesterday. In the worst case scenario, you are packing up and leaving town. But the CDC wants people to remember that weather preparedness doesn’t just mean boarding…

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Back to School: Interdisciplinary Health Communication 101

Upstream is your premiere source for discussion, news and information in interdisciplinary health communication.  As we launch into another academic year, we are both building on our past and leaning into the new.  Hence, this is a unique opportunity to reflect briefly on our work as researchers, practitioners, students, and enthusiasts. What is Health Communication? …

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