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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 21, 2013

Report: Douglas County Healthiest Illinois Community

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 3:57)

Douglas County has ranked at the top of a list of Illinois’ healthiest communities, according to new annual report from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Categories: Health



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 20, 2013

A New Approach to Senior Living

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 6:51)

Abbeyfield House in St. Joseph

A new kind of retirement community is a few months away from opening its doors in the village of St. Joseph.  It's called Abbeyfield House, which was started in the United Kingdom in the 1950's.

Categories: Environment, Geography, Health

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 19, 2013

Retiree Health Insurance Lawsuit Dismissed

By Amanda Vinicky, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A Sangamon County judge has upheld a new Illinois law that requires state employees to pay for their health insurance upon retirement, but the issue is not settled for good.

Categories: Economics, Government, Health, Law



Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - March 15, 2013

Monsanto President Talks About GMO Labeling

By Bill Wheelhouse

Monsanto President Brett  Begemann

The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food, Health


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2013

Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

By Jeffrey Hess

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(Duration: 3:22)

A Coca-Cola mural in Vicksburg, Miss., where the soda was first bottled in 1894. Mississippi's governor is expected to sign a bill that would prevent the regulation of soda portion sizes by counties or towns.

On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.

Categories: Food, Health

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