As a true Southerner who cannot give up sweetened ice tea and fried food, I am saddened but not surprised to see the report today that the American South is the most medicated region of the
Our prescription drug-use rate--led by
Why don't we change? Habits die hard and lifestyle changes take effort. This region should be ripe for change with good weather to exercise outdoors and the easy availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.
These statistics are enough to scare anyone. Maybe it's time to pick up new food habits: flavored water and grilled chicken. I'm still working on the recipe for baked hushpuppies.
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