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2:26pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Spot Quiz: Name The Health Issue That Affects 1 In 5 Americans

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The correct answer is mental illness.

Mental illnesses are among the most common health problems facing Americans, with 20 percent of adults having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. That's according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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2:14pm

Thu January 19, 2012
The Salt

Big-City Mayors Dig In To Food Policy

Farmer's markets are just one part of Baltimore's food programs.
Steve Ruark ASSOCIATED PRESS

Food policy can sound like a dreary enterprise best left to Washington, D.C. But big-city mayors are starting to see local food policy as a key step in getting healthy, affordable food to their constituents.

This afternoon, the mayors of America are meeting in Washington, D.C., to launch their own food policy task force. The goal is to share information on projects that work, and also make sure that federal food policy doesn't muck up those local efforts.

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2:13pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Digital Life

This App Was Made For Walking — But Is It Racist?

Originally published on Wed January 25, 2012 4:03 pm

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Microsoft is under fire this week over a patent it was granted that's been dubbed the "avoid ghetto" feature for GPS devices.

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2:13pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Music Interviews

Were You 'Born To Run'? Springsteen As Workout Motivator

Does Clarence Clemons' sax and Bruce Springsteen's voice motivate you to hit the pavement?
Eric Meola

2:09pm

Thu January 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Ski Pioneer Sarah Burke Succumbs To Practice Injury

Originally published on Thu January 19, 2012 2:27 pm

Sarah Burke of Canada is airborne as she competes in the women's halfpipe freestyle event at the World Cup finals in Valmalenco, Italy in 2008.
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Freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke died this morning at the University of Utah Medical Center from injuries suffered nine days ago while practicing the sport she championed.

"Sarah passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved," says a statement from the medical center. "In accordance with Sarah's wishes, her organs and tissues were donated to save the lives of others."

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