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Diabetes
5:26 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Diabetes Rates Rocket In Oklahoma, South

Heath officials says the nation's diabetes problem is getting worse with big changes in Southern states.
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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.


The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled over 15 years, and also boomed in Southern states like Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.


Most cases are the kind of diabetes linked to obesity. Health officials believe extra weight explains the increases in the South and Southwest. They also say the rates overall are up because people with diabetes are living longer.

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Oil Spill Surveys
4:12 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Ala. Residents To Be Surveyed On Oil Spill Effects

Gulf Coast residents are being asked to participate in a survey designed to gauge long-term effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
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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.

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