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Today’s roundup of news stories related to health disparities, health care, health issues, direct service, social justice, animal welfare, environmentalism… basically, all things Schweitzer:

  • The broad health care legislation making its way through Congress contains spending designed to “improve the nation’s health infrastructure” (read: walking paths, jungle gyms, and farmers markets). Pork — or  means for community transformation, and fewer eventual medical costs? (Boston Globe)
  • Study suggests that “language abilities in the early 20s can predict the risk of developing dementia several decades later” (US News & World Report)
  • WHO approves GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-cervical cancer vaccine for use in developing countries (Wall Street Journal)
  • Over the past 50 years, a sharp increase in celiac disease (Washington Post)
  • President Obama urges states to prepare for a possible swine flu resurgence this fall (ABC News)