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The 10 Healthiest States In America

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

New England is definitely doing something right. Four of the six states that make up the region consistently land in the top 10 healthiest states in A...

And The Healthiest Place For Children In The U.S. Is...

US News & World Report | Angela Haupt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents

At 10 a.m. on any given morning, the kids at low-income San Francisco schools are starting to fidget. Their teachers report they’re having trouble c...

Best Health Care System In The World? Apparently Not

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Politicians like to tell us that America has the best health care in the world. This patriotic sentiment runs counter to innumerable studies that show...

National Poll Says America Wants the EPA

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.23.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Voters aren't buying the specious "jobs versus clean air/water" argument. More importantly, they have a clear preference for the findings of Environmental Protection Agency scientists over the talking points of "corporate polluters."

How We Can Nurse Our Country Back to Good Health

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Americans are packing on the pounds -- it's a reality. Sadly, our nation, which excels on so many fronts, is not at the forefront of nutritional intelligence -- especially when it comes to our children.

Kudos to Jamie Oliver for Leading the American Food Revolution

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Jamie Oliver is on a mission to change America's diet. After airing a four-hour TV series aimed at improving school lunches, he got the British gov't to allocate $1 billion to revitalize their school lunches.

Too Much Medicine: A Doctor's Guide to Better and More Affordable Health Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

American health care is failing, suffering with problems that jeopardize our well-being and that worsen each day. Science, tempered by compassion, once controlled medical decisions--but no longer.

Don't Tax Soda, Tax Fat Soda Drinkers

Steven R. Gundry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven R. Gundry

There are two ways to slow obesity: One, limit where and when simple carbohydrates can be used (it worked in World War II). Or two, tax the consequences of their overuse.

Much to Like. More to Come?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There was much to like in President Obama's health care reform speech to a joint session of Congress. But we need to remember that medical insurance reform of any kind is doomed without medical content reform.