CDC http://apr.org en Diabetes Rates Rocket In Oklahoma, South http://apr.org/post/diabetes-rates-rocket-oklahoma-south <P>The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and health officials say the biggest changes have been in Oklahoma and a number of Southern states.</P> <P>The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled over 15 years, and also boomed in Southern states like Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.</P> <P>Most cases are the kind of diabetes linked to obesity. Health officials believe extra weight explains the increases in the South and Southwest. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:26:38 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20771 at http://apr.org Diabetes Rates Rocket In Oklahoma, South Ala. Residents To Be Surveyed On Oil Spill Effects http://apr.org/post/ala-residents-be-surveyed-oil-spill-effects Residents along Alabama's Gulf Coast are being asked to participate in a survey designed to gauge long-term effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Representatives of the state Department of Public Health will go door-to-door this week to conduct the survey, which take about 15 minutes to complete. Residents of Mobile and Baldwin counties were also surveyed in 2010 and 2011. Participants also will be asked about how their community is prepared for an emergency and their access to health care. The information will be analyzed by the health department in conjunction with the Centers for Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:12:46 +0000 The Associated Press 19284 at http://apr.org Ala. Residents To Be Surveyed On Oil Spill Effects