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Antronette Yancey pioneered “Instant Recess." With her death at 55, we need to keep moving to honor her legacy. Workplaces across America will hold a 10-minute “Instant Recess” in her honor, at 1 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 7.

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There are still a few days left to apply for this year's National Health Journalism Fellowship, Hunt Fund Grant and Packard Foundation Grant, and check out our health media job listings!

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Coca-Cola says it doesn't market to kids under 12. The Prevention Institute is skeptical. Here's why.

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In a remarkable shift in public perceptions about children's health, unhealthy eating and obesity are now seen as the greatest threats to California's kids, according to the latest statewide voter survey from the Field Poll. In years past, illegal drug use was named as the biggest health risk but after concerted public health campaigns at the state and federal level, public awareness about childhood obesity has spread widely.

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Enough of LeBron James, already! Here’s our daily round-up of health news and resources for your work and enjoyment.

Gaga Eyes: So-called “circle lenses” that make your eyes look manga-huge are gaining a following among women channeling their own Lady Gaga. But these over-the-counter, unregulated contact lenses pose a health risk, reports USA Today, following a recent story in the New York Times.

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Larry Cohen is executive director and founder of the Oakland-based Prevention Institute. He has been an advocate for public health and prevention since 1972. He was the founding director of the Contra Costa County Prevention Program, where he formed the first coalition in the nation to change tobacco policy. The coalition passed local anti-smoking ordinances and served as a catalyst for other statewide and national efforts, including smoking bans on airplanes and restrictions in public places, restaurants, and workplaces.

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Do you have a great idea for a potentially impactful reporting project on a health challenge in California?  Our 2020 Impact Fund can provide financial support and six months of mentoring.

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