State Senator Hopes Third Time Is The Charm With Sugary Beverage Labels
"As long as this public health epidemic exists, we owe it to our constituents, [and] we owe it to families in this state to try to make a difference," Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) says.
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CA Senator Pushes For Health Warnings On Sugary Beverages
A state senator is again pushing for health warning labels on cans and bottles of soda, sports drinks, and other sugary beverages sold in California. Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has tried twice before to require warning labels on beverages like soda, sports drinks and sugary teas sold in California. (Potter, 2/24)
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On ‘Hypertension Sunday,’ Free Blood Pressure Screenings Around The Bay Area
In an effort to raise awareness about heart health, students and healthcare professionals are heading to churches around the East Bay on Sunday to provide free blood pressure screenings. The day is known as “Hypertension Sunday,” an annual event in which students from Samuel Merritt University, along with hundreds of volunteer healthcare professionals from local hospitals and universities, will screen an estimated 1,000 people at 25 sites — mostly churches in underserved areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. It is a free event that has taken place for more than 20 years and is named the Frank E. Staggers, Sr., MD, Hypertension Screening and Education Sunday, after the physician who founded the Ethnic Health Institute in Oakland. (Sciacca, 2/24)