Tom McAteer

States Start Shaping Up Schools, Kids

By: - February 22, 2002

Obesity is not just a problem of personal appearance for young people but a very serious health risk, the US Surgeon General says — and at least two states are adopting policies to deal with it. Overweight and obese children, about 14% of the nation’s youth, are being diagnosed with heart disease, type 2 diabetes […]

Pennsylvania Acts to Staunch ‘Brain Drain’

By: - December 3, 2001

Like many states, Pennsylvania faces a “brain drain”– the loss of young people who graduate from state colleges and choose to apply their skills elswehere. At least 20,000 of them left the state between 1995 and 1997, the most recent two-year period for which such data is available. To defuse this threat to its future […]