The killer virus

The U.S. government provided a timely reminder this week of why Americans who are able should get a flu shot.

Failing to do so may not kill you, but it could kill someone you infect.

Eating ourselves to death

Mississippi’s bulging waistline has been noted regularly, so the most recent report showing this state with the second highest rate of obesity in the nation comes as no surprise.

Even though the news is not really news, that does not make it any less troubling.