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Tipping the Scales on Obesity: How to Sell Health

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Obesity is among the most pressing public health concerns today -- and the situation has just taken a turn for the worse.

Affording a Healthier Future

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie M. Tisch

The new mayor should continue driving the momentum we've seen to date. Only through ongoing collaboration -- especially via public-private partnerships -- can we move toward shaping a healthier future for communities throughout New York and hopefully the country.

By The Numbers: The State Of Our Health

Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living

How does America's health today compare to a year ago? A decade ago? New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shed some ligh...

A Soda Tax Is a Good Policy to Reduce Obesity in the United States

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Though Paterson's proposed penny-per-ounce tax would be the highest tax yet on soda pop, the taxes themselves are nothing new. In fact, the state of New York has had a sales tax on soft drinks since 1965.