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AMA adopts new policy to lower sugar-sweetened beverage intake

June 15, 2017

AMA delegates approved a new policy during their annual meeting intended to reduce the amount of sugar Americans receive from beverages, according to a press release.

“Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to some of the nation’s most debilitating diseases, and limiting the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages will go a long way toward helping people prevent the onset of these diseases, improve health outcomes, and rein in health costs associated with chronic diseases,” William E. Kobler, MD, AMA board member, said in the release.

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AMA adopts new policy to lower sugar-sweetened beverage intake

June 15, 2017
AMA delegates approved a new policy during their annual meeting intended to reduce the amount of sugar Americans receive from beverages, according to…

In the Journals

Child care centers largely unprepared for influenza pandemics

June 5, 2017
Only 7% of child care directors within the United States reported that their centers had taken adequate steps to prevent the spread of influenza…

Perspective

Norovirus outbreak grows to 2,800 cases in northern California schools

May 23, 2017
Health officials from Yolo County in northern California have reported an outbreak of norovirus in the county schools with 2,836 cases among…

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Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

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Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely…

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