Race for the Cure Race Space, Meningitis Outbreak, Severe Obesity
Race for the Cure Race Space
|Updated: 10/05/2012 5:47 pm
||Published: 10/05/2012 5:04 pm
The Race Space is now open in Little Rock.
You can go there to get everything you need for this year's race for the cure event.
The office opened this morning at the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center off of Highway 10.
Thousands of volunteers will be working or visiting the race space.
You can register for the big race - which is Saturday, October 20th.
Or pick up something pink at the boutique.
Firefighters from the 2013 "Fired Up for the Cure Calendar" will be at race space to personally sign their month in the calendar.
The Race Space is open from 10-7 Monday through Friday.
And 10 to 6 on Saturday - and 12 to 6 on Sunday.
Several states are reporting meningitis cases and fears are rising that the rare fungal form of the illness may be spreading.
So far, Arkansas has not reported any cases.
Federal health officials are warning doctors not to use any products from a specialty pharmacy that makes Depo-medrol.
It's a type of steroid - suspected in a meningitis outbreak.
So far, five people have died, and at least 35 are sick.
All of the people who came down with meningitis had received the steroid shots - for back pain - a highly common treatment.
The type of fungal meningitis involved is not contagious like the more common forms.
It is caused by a fungus often found in leaf mold.
Severe obesity on the rise in the U.S.
New data from the CDC found that from 2000 to 2010 the number of severely obese Americans increased 70%.
Severely obese people are defined as those with at least one hundred pounds of excess weight.
And, according to the research - they are the fastest growing group of Americans.
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