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February 2021

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Florida Agriculture

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Florida Agriculture

When was the last time you went to the store and thought about the effort that went into the fruits and vegetables you are buying? Florida agriculture is an essential pillar of the United States’ food security as a top producer of this nation’s food. It is a 146 million dollar industry in Florida, only...

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BMI

Here’s Why The BMI is Flawed

According to the BMI scale, I am considered overweight. Yep, I am considered overweight wearing a size 6. The body mass index is a standard for most programs, from worksite health to calculation standards for obesity rates by epidemiologists. However, there is an overarching issue with using the BMI. It doesn’t account for racial, gender,...

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health disparities

Health Disparities in African Americans and What to Do About Them

Last year we touched on how racism affects African American health, but there are notable health disparities between African Americans and the rest of the population. According to the CDC, younger African Americans live with or die of many conditions typically found in white Americans at older ages. There are many other compelling statistics of...

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