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What do you think is the biggest health concern facing Douglas County or the state?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 20, 2012

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“I would say obesity.”

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“Skin cancer — lack of people taking care of their skin or knowing why they should.”

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“Paying for it — access to health care affects all aspects of health.”

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“People getting diabetes at a young age from not eating healthy and being out of shape.”

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Flap Doodle 4 years ago

The biggest threat is people who post "First!"

Terry Sexton 4 years ago

We are lucky, though. "Third" world folks have it worse.

FlintlockRifle 4 years ago

Lack of P.E in our school system, and that Irish restaurant called McDonald's plus other fast food joints---

Richard Heckler 4 years ago

Unchecked growth with no means to pay for it EXCEPT for big time tax increases which is all that is coming from city hall ...... yes more tax increases.

Increased water,sewer,trash,swimming pool etc etc etc etc are tax increases. The word tax has negative overtones so the words fee,admission,rate or whatever are used in place of the word tax aka smoke and mirrors.

Government mismanagement is a monster disease.

somedude20 4 years ago

Brownback should be the biggest health concern in this state! His policies will be droppin people like flys. Don't get sick and ya better learn to steal if you want to live.....

Purell 4 years ago

People who don't wash their hands.

Richard Payton 4 years ago

CDC says bird flu but gamer's call it angry bird. Statewide mad cow's looking at angry birds could cause cross contamination. Don't understand this evolution debate in Kansas.

JackMcKee 4 years ago

what ever happened to mad cow disease?

RoeDapple 4 years ago

There's a reason we lefthanders are shunned . . .

innerpeace 4 years ago

Drivers that have to ask if a left hand turn on a red light is legal.

somedude20 4 years ago

Replicants are creepy "Replicants are like any other machine - they're either a benefit or a hazard. If they're a benefit, it's not my problem."

RoeDapple 4 years ago

blue73harley(anonymous) sez . . . "You will all wish you had as much ammo as I do."

I wouldn't go that far . . .

wanna exchange pics of ammo supplies?

RoeDapple 4 years ago

Cool! Thinks I saw one at KVGC.

avarom 4 years ago

First-Obuma Care, Second-Preservations and filler that are currently in foods we eat everyday; Preservative food additives can be used alone or in conjunction with other methods of food preservation. Preservatives may be antimicrobial preservatives, which inhibit the growth of bacteria or fungi, including mold, antioxidants such as oxygen absorbers, which inhibit the oxidation of food constituents. Common antimicrobial preservatives include sorbic acid and its salts, benzoic acid and its salts, calcium propionate, sodium nitrite (and sodium nitrate which converts to sodium nitrite "in situ"), sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium hydrogen sulfite, etc.) and disodium EDTA]. Antioxidants include BHA, BHT, TBHQ and propyl gallate]. Other preservatives include ethanol and methylchloroisothiazolinone. FDA standards do not currently require fruit and vegetable product labels to reflect the type of chemical preservative(s) used on the produce.[citation needed] The benefits and safety of many artificial food additives (including preservatives) are the subject of debate among academics and regulators specializing in food science, toxicology, and biology. Some modern synthetic preservatives have been shown to cause respiratory or other health problems.[citation needed] For example sulfites are commonly used in wines and some dried fruits or vegetables and are known as possible irritants to people with asthma. In one study, children exhibited increased hyperactivity after consuming drinks containing sodium benzoate or artificial food color and additives!!!

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