In case you were asleep at the keyboard, here are some of the top health stories that you missed:
It’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and the problem is worse than expected, a new study finds; check out the full report or the handy fact sheet. (AAA) Then be sure you know the 5 myths of staying awake at the wheel (MySleepApnea.org) and Dr. Weill’s latest tip for better sleep.
Fast food restaurants are targeting kids more than ever, according to “the most comprehensive study of fast food nutrition and marketing ever.” Check out the special web tools for consumers (Fast Food FACTS) or this summary of key findings (Yale.edu).
The Politics of Cheese: how the government promotes more cheese consumption, even as it promotes less cheese consumption. (New York Times)
Huge congratulations to Steve Knowlton, who just completed his amazing 100-day run from Seattle to Key Largo to raise awareness and money for Crohn’s disease and Colitis. Also inspiring: how a self-described former “fat kid” ran the New York Marathon (Salon).