Coinciding with the publication of a series of articles in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the new CDC initiative will prioritize five major parasitic diseases, which are considered neglected because they mainly impact Americans who live in extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States and in degraded urban areas of major US cities.
In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.
I'm happy to keep my "non-fun" mom status if that means that I can help my son be a healthy eater and maintain a normal weight throughout his life. One day he'll pass the same habits down to his kids and perhaps then he'll realize just how "fun" being healthy, staying fit and avoiding sickness can really be.
Scammers don't target the elderly because they are more vulnerable to sympathetic stories -- if that were true, they might also target nurses, teachers or therapists. They prey upon them because many have difficulty sorting through information, making complex decisions and resisting pressure -- difficulties that increase exponentially as the elderly begin to exhibit symptoms of dementia.