Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.
The records: Quick-hitting public health statistics by topic.
Why you’d want them: To learn more about illnesses or diseases that might affect you or someone you care about.
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Where you get it: Go to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats. Then browse by topic, such as cancer or heart disease.
How much does it cost: The information is free.