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The New Body Adiposity Index: Move Over, BMI

The New Body Adiposity Index: Move Over, BMI

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Here's the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health.

Sick Leave:

Could San Francisco's nationally recognized paid sick leave law extend to the rest of California? Mari Edlin writes about one state lawmaker's proposal for California Healthline.

Public Health: California's state public health director, Dr. Mark Horton, was abruptly ousted this week by the state's newish health and human services chief, Diana Dooley. Veteran public health official Dr. Howard Backer will replace him, Kathy Robertson reports for the Sacramento Business Journal.

Obesity: Move over, BMI. There's a new way to see if you're too fat: the body adiposity index, which supporters say may more accurately measure body fat, Kathleen Doheny reports for WebMD Health News.

Health Reform: Congressional Republicans may want to defund health reform, but that's proving tougher than they expected, writes Kelly Kennedy for USA Today.

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