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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

...water in 1945. Six years later, a study found a dramatic decline in tooth decay among children there, and the U.S. surgeon general endorsed water fluoridation.Today, about 75 percent of Americans get fluoridated water. But adding fluoride...
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Today in History

...Nashville.Today's Birthdays: Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is 88. Actor Pat Harrington is 85. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 81. Actor Kevin Tighe is 70. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is 68. Actress Gretchen Corbett...
Juneau Empire Story Archive Mental illness is more prevalent than cancer, lung disease, and heart disease combined - leading the U.S. Surgeon General to declare mental illness one of our nation's leading public health issues. Mental health matters to overall...
Water fluoridation, cancer, 'funky teeth'

...the important issues at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Surgeon General can hardly reverse course after 60-plus years without heads rolling. Environmental Protection Agency unions...
Column: New program benefits school PE classes, but is it enough?

...concern in 2010 may be "Why Johnny Can't Bend Over to Tie His Shoes." In a report released earlier this month, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher said an estimated 61 percent of U.S. adults were overweight, along with 13 percent of children...
My Turn: Fluoride beneficial, despite distorted arguments

...highly qualified scientists with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Surgeon General, and a host of other reputable, and very cautious, public health agencies? Sound off on the important issues...
Time to clear the air when it comes to smoke

...thanks to indisputable medical evidence gathered for the past four decades. But it was not until 1965 that the U.S. surgeon general's warnings were required on cigarette packs. TV commercials touted cigarettes in prime time until 1971. Airlines...
The incredible, inedible egg

...a Clinton-era goal of making the country safe for eggs. One of these new rules will bear similarities to the U.S. surgeon general's health warning stamped on cigarette packs. This one requires that all egg cartons on supermarket shelves carry...
Assembly introduces tax hike for tobacco

...percent tax would bring in an additional $250,000 to $290,000, according to the city. "Based on a 2000 U.S. Surgeon General's report, it is likely this increase in the tobacco excise tax will result in a reduction in tobacco product...
Way to go, Skagway!

...clubs. Communities with partial protection include Barrow, Dillingham, Fairbanks and Sitka. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, the science is clear: there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Making all Alaska workplaces...


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