Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 12:22 pm
Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese or overweight patients.
Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley launched the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Tuesday. It aims to give at-risk families greater access to healthy foods.
Under the program, obese or overweight patients can be prescribed Health Bucks redeemable for produce at local farmers markets.
Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 12:32 pm
Our early headlines:
-- Weiner's Own Words: Saying One Thing, Doing Another?
-- Russia May Soon Let Snowden Leave Airport.
-- Gas Well On Fire After Blowout In Gulf Of Mexico.
Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 10:33 am
Nothing about where "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden may go next ever seems to be certain. Remember the flurry of excitement about that Aeroflot flight he was supposedly on (but wasn't)?
So it is with a large grain of salt that we pass along these reports:
Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 12:57 pm
A natural gas well off the coast of Louisiana was on fire Wednesday, one day after a blowout forced 44 workers to evacuate. There were no injuries reported.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says the mishap at Well A-3 below a "Hercules 265 jack-up rig," about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast, was first reported around 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday.