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Americans: We Eat Healthy! Really!

Americans: We Eat Healthy! Really!

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Here's what we're checking out today:

Nutrition: Americans really think they're eating healthfully, according to a new Consumer Reports poll. Unfortunately, rising obesity rates prove otherwise.

Environmental Health: California is moving to sharply reduce the levels of potential carcinogen chromium-6, the chemical made famous in the movie "Erin Brockovich," in tap water.

Health Disparities: While California is doing better at preventing unnecessary hospitalizations, racial disparities persist, particularly for African Americans with poor access to regular health care, Molly Hennessy-Fiske reports for the Los Angeles Times.

Health Literacy: At KevinMD.com, Dr. Hilary Seligman explores the complexities of caring for an elderly patient who's less than health literate. (Also, check out our resources for reporting on health literacy.)

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