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Three of my relatives, all Mixteco farmworkers in California, died of COVID-19 last year. As we mourn, we wonder if diabetes played a role in their deaths.
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"Alimentar a Estados Unidos es esencial y quienes hacen ese trabajo también deben ser tratados como esenciales", asegura este líder comunitario mixteco que perdió a tres familiares diabéticos, después de que se contagiaron con el virus.
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When Kendy Mendoza of East Palo Alto and his wife experienced health scares over the last few years, they took action to turn their lives around. Eight years ago, when his wife was diagnosed with diabetes, she cut out bread and tortillas from her diet.
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BuzzFeed reporter Stephanie Lee explains how she went about obtaining crucial emails between Cornell researcher Brian Wansink and colleagues, showing a long history of troubling practices.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Did you know that we Americans throw away about 80,000,000,000 (80 billion) pounds of food a year and that only half of us are aware that food waste is a problem?

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In the final installment of Patty Wight's series on poverty and obesity, she looks at the power of social stigma and bias around weight, and the lasting effects they can have on a child.

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Prostate cancer survivor Freddie Muse talks to men at church, at barbershops, everywhere he goes. This, researchers say, is the best way to reduce the disparity among cancer screening and survival rates.

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Certain foods long have been known to help ward off cancer. Nutrients found in broccoli, cabbage and blueberries, for example, have the capability to sweep away cancer cells floating around a healthy body. But can they help someone who already has cancer, like me?

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Within the first few minutes after my diagnosis as a diabetic, the one thing that became blazingly clear to me was that I had to change my diet. Easily said, not always so easily done.

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