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WEFTEC Speech – October 12, 2009

Mike Magee WEFTEC Speech It is a great pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to address you in this Opening Session of the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference. You are the water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education, training, technical expertise, and service expertise. I […]

The AMA, Rep. Akins “Legitimate Rape”, and Physician Leadership

Mike Magee At times like these, with Rep. Todd Akins “legitimate rape” remarks fresh in everyone’s minds, there is a natural tendency for Americans to turn to their respected leaders to re-establish sanity and reassure the public that we have not completely lost either our judgement or sense of civility. And so, we’ve heard the […]

Happy Independence Day! Celebrating A Home Based Food Culture.

Mike Magee When it comes to childhood obesity, this July 4th, geography will make all the difference. That’s the conclusion of a University of North Carolina study of nearly 30,000 kids.(1)  But if you’re thinking “geography” as in “region of the country”, you’re on the wrong track.Geography here means where the food was prepared and […]

IOM Live Chat Today With CDC Leader

Obesity is common, serious, and costly, and it affects every region of the U.S. During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States This complex and growing epidemic is confronted in “Weight of the Nation”, a four part series airing now on HBO. The documentary was developed […]

A Publication Worth A Look: “Age in Action”

Dr. Ed Ansello, Director of the Virginia Center on Aging, recently shared with me the 2011 issue of Age in Action. This quarterly publication has twice been judged to be the best aging-related newsletter in the South and reaches an estimated 20,000 readers. This issue contains a number of excellent articles. There’s a helpful piece […]

Pre-Prepared Food At Home: Not The Same As “Home Cooked”

Mike Magee When it comes to childhood obesity, geography makes all the difference. That’s the conclusion of a University of North Carolina study of nearly 30,000 kids in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.(1)  But if you’re thinking “geography” as in “region of the country”, you’re on the wrong track. […]

Paying The Price For Poor Food Choices

Mike Magee A new study published  in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine had this headline finding: “Better access to supermarkets” does not “improve people’s diets.” The study tracked thousands of people in several large cities for 15 years. Specifically, researchers wanted to know if citizens ate any healthier if supermarkets were placed in their […]

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