News tagged with public safety

Unsafe neighborhoods disable the elderly

Elderly people who live below the poverty line and perceive their neighborhoods to be dangerous are more likely to have a mobility disability. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health suggest that e ...

May 27, 2009
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Obama focuses on food safety, picks FDA new chief

(AP) -- The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he filled the top job at the Food and Drug Administration.

Mar 14, 2009
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Safety net health centers struggle to meet demand

(AP) -- The health care safety net is straining. Just look at Jeffrey Taylor's parking lot. Taylor oversees a community health center for the poor in this suburb a dozen miles east of downtown Atlanta. The center, a modest ...

Mar 12, 2009
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