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Nevada SNAP-Ed Project Helps Teach Families About Reducing Kids’ Sugar Intake

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, consuming too much sugar can increase the risk for health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. For many children, a single can of soda contains more than their daily recommended amount of sugar, yet nearly two-thirds of kids in the United States drink soda or another sugary drink each day. In response to this...

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Housing Trust Fund to receive estimated $739.6 million

Housing Trust Fund to receive estimated $739.6 millionRecent data submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicates the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) will receive an estimated $739.6 million in 2022. The estimate, based on 10-K forms recently submitted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, would be an increase from the $689.7 million in 2021. According to the U.S. Department of...

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New Report Provides Detailed Data on Beneficiaries Who Are Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Dual-eligible beneficiaries, or individuals who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits because of their income level and age or disability status, can face a range of challenges in navigating and coordinating care through two separate systems. This population also experiences worse health outcomes, on average, as well as higher healthcare expenditures than non-dual beneficiaries,...

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CDC Provides Guidance on Talking With Parents About COVID-19 Vaccination

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges everyone ages 5 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. More than 543 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been given in the United States through February 7, 2022, according to CDC. Despite the safety of the vaccines, misinformation remains a problem nationwide. CDC provides...

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Small Business Pulse Survey Completes Phase 7

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the latest data collected through its Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS), a multi-phasal effort which measures how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses across the country. The most recent phase of this study concluded on January 16, 2022. Beginning in April 2020, SBPS measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across a number of variables,...

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