‘Corner stores’ vital to urban, rural health

Stores that stock little if any healthy foods could be a contributor to obesity in urban and rural communities, but such stores could also be a catalyst for healthier eating. That’s according to researchers at East Carolina University. Their two-part study, “Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina,”¬†was published …

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A day dedicated to preventing stroke

World Stroke Day is Oct. 29. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in the United States. An estimated 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year.¬†Someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke …

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