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Childhood obesity in El Paso on the rise | Borderzine

Childhood obesity in El Paso on the rise | Borderzine | Border Health | Scoop.it
EL PASO — At nine years of age and 100 pounds, Jorge can’t wait for the lunch bell to ring. He walks straight to the vending machine, like he does
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An interesting link between socioeconomic levels and poor eating habits -- working mothers! Sometimes we have no time for cooking and need food fast. Unfortunately, a lot of convenient and/or fast foods make our kids and ourselves overweight. And, of course, this isn't unique to the border.

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At the Crossroads: Community Wellbeing and Culture in Latin America at the UCLA Latin American Institute

At the Crossroads: Community Wellbeing and Culture in Latin America at the UCLA Latin American Institute | Border Health | Scoop.it
At the Crossroads: Community Wellbeing and Culture in Latin America at the UCLA Latin American Institute
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Douglas, Arizona : News : Napolitano declares border “healthy” from Douglas to Tucson : Douglas Dispatch, Arizona

Douglas, Arizona : News : Napolitano declares border “healthy” from Douglas to Tucson : Douglas Dispatch, Arizona | Border Health | Scoop.it
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Violence in and of itself is a public health concern. But by those standards is the border truly healthy?

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Bellagio report on "Healthy Agriculture, Healthy Nutrition, Healthy People" urges governments to ensure access to a healthy diet as a human right.

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Julie Nordskog Andrews's comment, May 4, 2013 3:44 PM
In the U.S. we consider potable drinking water to be our right as a public good. This, unfortunately, is not the case in many developing countries. And what of food? Should not access to basic healthy food also be a human right?
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(ES)-(EN)-(PDF) - Glossary of  Migration-Related Terms from the South Texas ­Northeast Mexico Border Region | trinity.edu


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VIDEO: In Mexico, journalists operate in danger - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

In Mexico, where 53 journalists have been slain in six years, some outlying regions have become “zones of silence,” where news of beheadings and other atrocities barely filter out.
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Tragic for journalists and for everyone. Silencing free journalism threatens democracy and an end to rule of law.

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Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico | RealClearPolitics

"Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum.
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Indeed. Thank you for acknowledging this, President Obama.

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Recycling Cuts Down Mexican Used Tire Dumps

Recycling Cuts Down Mexican Used Tire Dumps | Border Health | Scoop.it
Recycling efforts are helping reduce health and safety risks posed by tire dumps located in Mexican border cities.
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Abandoned tires holding stagnant water on the border have been a big problem for breeding disease-bearing mosquitios.

 

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Vaccination Week in the Americas -- Pan American Health Organization

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Julie Nordskog Andrews's comment, May 4, 2013 3:42 PM
Some diseases many Americans had thought to be "eradicated", such as polio, are experiencing a resurgence due to lack of vaccinations.