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Ultra-processed foods? Just say no

It's well known that ultra-processed foods are unhealthy. But what if you follow a healthy diet yet also eat some ultra-processed foods? A new study found that this still poses a risk for brain health.

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Stat of the Week

On June 17, 76,727,248 people in the US were experiencing extreme heat, according to the National Weather Service. Higher than average temperatures, especially combined with humidity, keep the body from cooling down properly.

Even one hot day can put vulnerable people –– outdoor workers, children, people with chronic illness, and others –– at risk of heat-related illnesses. Heat waves that last several days are particularly dangerous. Do you know how to stay safe when temperatures soar?

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