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#BirthControl #obesity #cancer

#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?


>> A marker of unhealthy neighborhoods

The Med & Mic™ 05.05.23

MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC

Birth Control without a Prescription

The FDA is considering whether a progestin-only oral contraceptive is safe enough to be sold over-the-counter and without age restrictions. This pill was FDA approved in 1973 and has fewer risks than combination pills that also contain estrogen. Buyers would have to screen themselves for risk factors. One concern is that patients will forego routine examinations. If the FDA signs off, the product could be available to consumers without a prescription this summer. (Source: ABC News, A. Flaherty, 5.4.23)

The Risk of Food Swamps

Food deserts are areas where there are few grocery stores and farmers markets. Food swamps are neighborhoods dominated by fast-food and convenience stores. The odds of dying from obesity-related cancers were 77% higher in counties with high food swamp scores. About 40% of cancers in the U.S. are considered to be obesity related. (Source: Healio, M. Shinkle, 5.4.23)

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