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Nutrition education is health care - let's make it official

Nutrition education is health care – let’s make it official

With its ambitious plans to improve the nation’s health and food security, the White House will host a conference on hunger, nutrition and health this month, the first of its kind in more than 50 years. While this is long overdue, medical professionals like me are heartened that the Biden administration has put this issue …

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Let's not re-stigmatize mental health because of gun violence

Let’s not re-stigmatize mental health because of gun violence

Stigmatizing mental illness by using it as a justification for gun violence is not just misinformation, it regularly erodes the progress that has been made in public discourse on the subject. Continuing this discussion is imperative for the future of mental health awareness, but only by doing so with the right information. Gun violence has …

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Let's stop thinking that white rice is unhealthy

Let’s stop thinking that white rice is unhealthy

There are foods like wonderful lawyers and crunchy kale, which are widely hailed as nutritional goldmines. Then there are plant-based foods that are more debatable, like everyone’s favorite potatoes and pickles. (For the record, both have their own nutritional benefits.) White rice is another that many consider unhealthy, despite being one of the most consumed …

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