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The Best Approaches for Binge-Eating Disorder

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Binge-eating disorder is the most prevalent eating disorder in the U.S., affecting about 3 percent of American adults at some point in their lives.
You’ve had it if you’ve ever had brief episodes of binge-eati…

 

American Red Cross Apologizes for Poster That Some Found Racist

Danuta Otfinowski/American Red Cross(NEW YORK) — The American Red Cross issued an apology Monday for a poster that some people found offensive because it appeared to portray what appear to be white children as “cool” and children of color were “not cool.”

The poster, entitled “Be Cool, Follow the Rules” — meant to promote pool safety — labeled children as “cool” or “not cool” depending on whether they followed pool rules.

The issue that many pointed out, however, was that all of the children labeled “cool” were white, while all of the children labeled “not cool” appeared to be people of color.

This sparked outrage on Twitter, with one user tweeting at the Red Cross — “send a new pool poster” because the current one is “super racist.”

Hey, @RedCross, send a new pool poster to @SalidaRec bc the current one they have w your name on it is super racist pic.twitter.com/TY8MmFB3Qk

— John Sawyer (@JSawyer330) June 21, 2016

The Red Cross responded on Twitter, and issued a full apology Monday, saying it is very sensitive to the concerns raised.

@JSawyer330 Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re removing this from our site immediately & are creating new materials.

— American Red Cross (@RedCross) June 21, 2016

“We deeply apologize for any misunderstanding, as it was absolutely not our intent to offend anyone. As one of the nation’s oldest and largest humanitarian organizations, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all that we do, every day,” the Red Cross said in a statement.

The organization also announced it has removed the poster from its website and Swim App and discontinued production, as well as requested partner facilities to take it down.

“We are currently in the process of completing a formal agreement with a diversity advocacy organization for their guidance moving forward,” the organization added.

In its apology, the Red Cross mentioned its campaign to reduce the drowning rate in 50 high-risk communities by teaching at least 50,000 children and adults to swim. “With this campaign, we are focusing on areas with higher-than-average drowning rates and participants who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to take swim lessons,” the group said.

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Eat Fish, Lower Your Risk of Deadly Heart Attack

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Fish used to be called “brain food”, but it may be heart food instead.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, when obtained through foods in the diet, appear to reduce the risk of fatal heart attack, death due t…

 

 

The Health Hazards of Severe Flooding

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Deadly floods in West Virginia have already killed at least 23 people and officials fear the heavy rains could put others in danger. But floodwater can be noxious even after it recedes, according to medical experts.Standi…

 

Your Body: Talking to Teens About Safe Driving

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorTalking to your teens about being smart and safe behind the wheel can be a real challenge. But according to a new study, you might not need to say that much. It may be all in y…