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Health News Roundup – Friday, July 22

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health news and reports from this past week.

Norwalk Citizen: Program helps families to use food stamps at farmers’ markets – Participating farmers’ markets are equipped with benefits transaction machines than can convert SNAP dollars into produce dollars and allowing the customer to purchase twice as much fresh produce. The result is that shoppers will get more mileage out of food stamps used to buy items such as Connecticut-grown tomatoes at the markets than they would from purchasing a bottle of ketchup from a convenience store. >> Read More Agencies join hands to help transform the lives of homeless women – Women referred to the program are screened for substance abuse, mental illness and HIV/AIDS. The initial screenings revealed that 113 had mental health issues, 63 had substance abuse problems and 57 had both. >> Read More

Reuters: Some black men may survive longer in prison than out: study – Black men are half as likely to die at any given time if they’re in prison than if they aren’t, suggests a new study of North Carolina inmates. >> Read More

JS Online: Study: Health disparities among poor children – Among poor children in America, race and ethnicity are strong predictors of health issues, including birth weight, exposure to lead, access to adequate food and medical care. >> Read More

Huffington Post: As Black Unemployment Climbs, Healthy American Eating Declines – Some 4.5 million Americans are eating less-healthy food this year than they were a year ago, according to a Gallup Poll released in June, a trend that appears to go hand in hand with diminished spending power.  >> Read More

About Gina Hernandez

Gina Hernandez is a Program Director at the Society for New Communications Research and has worked 7+ years in the digital communications field. Prior to joining the Society for New Communications Research, Gina worked at re: Imagine group, where she where she led media and blogger outreach and agency research.

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