Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NYC boy missing for 11 days lived in subways

good morning bloggers!
its thanksgiving week. my all time favorite holiday. endless amounts of eating not to mention the pumpkin pie and stuffing yum! anyways browsing the google news as use i found this article about a missing boy who lived in the subways for 11 days. feel free to read on.. happy holidays!

NEW YORK — The mother of a 13-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome who was missing in New York City for 11 days says her son spent the entire time in the subway system.

The boy's mother, Marisela Garcia, feels police were slow to make the case a priority because she's a Mexican immigrant. But police say they contacted the school immediately and leafleted most of the city.

Garcia wants to know how her son went unnoticed for so long despite surveillance cameras and a police search. He has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.

Police found Francisco Hernandez Jr. on Oct. 26 in a Coney Island subway station. He says he took refuge in the subway after getting in trouble at school and feared a scolding at home.

He rode trains and used station bathrooms. He says he mostly slept and lived on snacks and water.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
America's Health Rankings puts Wisconsin at No. 12

America's Health Rankings puts Wisconsin at No. 12
By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Nov. 17, 2009 11:54 a.m.

Wisconsinites are smoking less, but they're a lot fatter than they were 20 years ago, according to a report released Tuesday.

"America's Health Rankings" puts Wisconsin at 12th in the nation, up from 17th in 2008 in terms of the health of its residents, said the report, which is released annually by United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention.

The state ranked dead last - 50th - for binge drinking and per capita public health funding, which is $35 a person, the report said. Wisconsin also needs to improve its obesity level, which has increased by 24% in the last five years, it said.

There's been a 25% decline in smoking to 19.8% of the population from 26.3% in 1990, the report said. But there's been a 130% increase in obesity to 26% of the population, up from 11.3% in 1990, it said.

Smoking and obesity are limiting improvements in health outcomes across the nation, the report's authors said. They have been producing the report for 20 years using a methodology developed and annually reviewed by a scientific advisory committee.

Original article.
Category: Health Concern
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