The First Presidential Debate: A Night of Rapid-Fire Interruptions and Inaccuracies

Tuesday night, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appeared for the first presidential debate, offering voters their first side-by-side comparison of the candidates.

Little was said about what either candidate would do if elected; at one point, Biden’s attempts to explain his health care plan were drowned out by Trump’s persistent interruptions about Biden’s Democratic primary opponents.

Instead, the presidential nominees traded a dizzying array of accusations and falsehoods. Our partners at PolitiFact unpacked a number of them for you in their wide-ranging debate night fact check.

Here are some health care highlights:

Trump: “I’m getting [insulin] so cheap it’s like water.”
Rating: Mostly False

Trump signed an executive order on insulin at the end of July, but the scope was limited. It targeted a select group of health care providers that represent fewer than

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Exploring a dietitian’s grocery cart | Health Beat

Fill the large basket of your grocery cart with fresh produce and whole foods. That’s a good start to eating better and living well. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

If your personal wellness goals include eating healthier, and you’re still putting your game plan together, a good place to start is your grocery cart.

Let’s talk about what’s coming home from the store.

If your grocery cart contains all or primarily packaged and processed foods as well as sodas and sugary drinks, your goal of healthier eating is being overrun by preservatives, sodium, artificial ingredients, food dyes and sugar.

Make smarter decisions by using the space provided in your grocery cart to guide you.

The typical grocery cart contains three places to put your purchases: the main cart area, the bottom rack area by the wheels, and the small basket area by the handle.

Instead of randomly tossing items into the

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How Air Pollution Can Contribute to Obesity

It’s bad for your lungs, your skin, and your longevity. Now, it turns out, air pollution is also crap for your physique. A new study from the University of Colorado, Boulder, finds that people who live in areas of heavy ozone air pollution are more likely to develop a poor gut bacteria (aka “microbiome”) mix—one that’s associated with a high risk of obesity.

The study followed over 100 young adults in a polluted area of Southern California, who provided fecal samples (yes, what it sounds like) along with their zip codes so that researchers could determine the makeup of their gut bacteria and compare it to data on air pollution in their neighborhoods over the past year. The results: Overweight people with greatest exposure to ozone pollution also had the lowest diversity in gut bacteria.

“This is important since lower diversity has been linked with obesity and Type

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