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The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images)

Experts: US Schools Should Make Physical Education A Core Subject

The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject.

05/23/2013

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in households that rely on food stamps.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: US Food Stamp Eligibility Should Be Expanded

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a non-profit health adviser, is receiving praise for its new report that finds American SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefits are not sufficient enough for the country’s low-income families.

01/18/2013

The Pew study showed that these Americans are afflicted with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer -- and many are diagnosing themselves through the Internet. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Study: Health Care System Wasting $750 Billion A Year In Unnecessary Costs

A recent study finds that the health care system is wasting $750 billion a year in unnecessary costs.

09/10/2012

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Study: Americans Consume More Fast Food Salt Than Any Other Country

According to a new study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans eat more foods high in sodium than any other country.

07/03/2012