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Friday Roundup

submitted April 11, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
<h1>Friday Roundup</h1>

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators from NPR
Whooping cough made a comeback in California last year, which researchers have linked to vaccine refusals. And with new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, the debate over vaccination is also spreading.

Affordable Care for those Still Uninsured from 60 Minutes
President Obama announced last week that more than 7 million people have signed up for Obamacare. But what went unsaid is that almost as many people have been left out. Millions of Americans can't afford the new health insurance exchanges. For the sake of those people, Obamacare told the states to expand Medicaid, the government insurance for the very poor. But 24 states declined.

Twelve ways to get healthier right now from The Globe and Mail
Our muscles – not to mention our spirits – have atrophied, after a winter huddled under blankets on the couch. Now that we can finally contemplate ditching our parkas, it's time to jump-start our fitness regimen. Tralee Pearce turned to The Globe's Health Advisor panel for expert advice.

150 Years Ago, People Watched Competitive Walking Instead of Baseball from Gizmodo
If it was 1874, instead of hitting your local baseball diamond tonight, you'd be grabbing a few friends and heading to a competitive walking match. Yes, walking was a national pastime, according to author Matthew Algeo: "Watching people walk was America's favorite spectator sport."

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!


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