Washington, DC - American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on Congress’ FY 2019 agriculture appropriations bills:

Moscow, Russia - Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg will feature climate change solutions from our readers in her keynote speech at the 2018 General Assembly of the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO). The conference will focus on how farmers are coping with climate change around the globe.

Washington, DC - A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Cryptosporidium (also known as “Crypto”), Pseudomonas, and Legionella caused most of the outbreaks in swimming venues in the United States during this time period. Crypto is a parasite tough enough to survive even in properly maintained pools. Pseudomonas and Legionella are bacteria that can survive disinfectants in slimy areas of hot tubs, pools, and water playgrounds.

Rochester, Minnesota - Many teenagers, and sometimes their parents, think melanoma won't happen to people under 20. So skin cancer cases in young people aren't detected as early as health care providers would like.

Rochester, Minnesota - Good nutrition is an important part of your overall health. A healthy diet should include a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean proteins and healthy fats. This gives your body the nutrients and energy it needs to function properly.

Rochester, Minnesota - Many people wait around for happiness to find them, when in reality it’s sometimes only a positive thought away. Being happy can be a choice you make. There are many small techniques you can try to create a happier and more enjoyable life.