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September 24, 2018

Weekly review: America's obesity crisis, mapped

Daily Briefing

    America's obesity crisis, mapped (Monday, Sept. 17)
    More states reported adult obesity rates of 35% and higher in 2017 than in 2016—and the highest prevalence of obesity was among adults ages 45-54, according to new CDC data. See how your state fared on our interactive map.

    The 25 best employers for millennial workers—and how you can become one (Tuesday, Sept. 18) Job search platform Indeed named the top 25 companies for millennial workers, and six health care-related companies made the list. Learn the winners—and discover the three key steps that our research reveals are critical to engaging and retaining millennials.

    'You have a 100% risk of early-onset Alzheimer's,' 23andMe data told him. It was wrong. (Wednesday, Sept. 19)
    The direct-to-consumer genetic testing market "is a regulatory Wild West," Laura Hercher, a genetic counselor, writes in a New York Times opinion piece. But as 32-year-old New York City resident Matt Fender learned firsthand, genetic tests from different companies can show conflicting results, leaving patients "to grapple with the discordant results" on their own.

    The top hospitals for 10 conditions, according to 11,549 physicians (Thursday, Sept. 20)
    For the survey, Medscape asked 11,549 physicians about the factors important to them when selecting a hospital for treatment for themselves or a loved one, as well as the hospital they would select for themselves or a family member for 10 conditions and procedures.

    How to get stronger (and why it matters), according to the New York Times (Friday, Sept. 21)
    Exercising to build muscle is "the closest thing to the fountain of youth that we have," according to one expert. Here's your guide to why muscle-building matters, as well as the evidence-backed way to exercise for the best results, Anahad O'Connor writes for the New York Times.

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