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Providence Health Services Nixes Sugary Drinks

(Portland, OR)  --  Providence Health Services will no longer make sugary drinks available at any of its medical facilities in Oregon.  That includes cafeterias, gift shops, and vending machines.  Providence officials say they're trying to lead by example by cutting sugary drinks, which have been linked to medical problems such as obesity and diabetes.  Providence says it will phase out sugary beverages and replace them with healthier alternatives over the next three months.

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