Economy Feb 06

Hogs are seen in the Cher Pork Farms facility in Lone Rock, Iowa, U.S., August 28, 2018.
Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers

An industry once based on small, independent farms is evolving into large operations housing thousands of animals under one roof. The change is helping make beef, poultry and pork more affordable. But animal waste from the mega-farms has fouled waters.

Health Dec 07

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Why managing chronic health conditions begins at home

The recognition that health care extends beyond the walls of hospitals and doctor’s offices is growing. In Greensboro, North Carolina, advocacy groups, sociologists and medical practitioners are taking a creative approach to uncovering the root causes of disease, with a…

Aug 10

What it’s like to age with asthma

Death rates for older adults with asthma are five times that of younger patients, according to a new review of asthma among seniors. And medical complications are more common.