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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.

Tackling Obesity: Cheers to the New Year -- Another Chance to Get It Right

Carole Carson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

Advice on how to lose weight weighs heavily on us. Wherever we turn, we hear, see or read the depressing message that our health will suffer if we don't trim down.

Fat, Fear, and the Truly Absurd: The Perils of Ping-Pong Science

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At the population level, epidemic obesity is incontrovertibly established as a clear and all-but-omnipresent danger. It is absurd to suggest otherwise. And it's those who do so -- who play ping-pong with science -- who frighten the hell out of me.

Do Heavy People Pay More For Gas?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

With gas prices reaching record highs in certain parts of the country, Americans are looking for someone to blame for their pain at the pump. But driv...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Exercise vs. Hair: Can't We All Just Get Along? | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices

While the contention over Olympian Gabby Douglas' updo has continued to simmer, another battle heated up on the topic of black women and their hair th...

Obesity: How We Got Here

Jeff Halevy | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

I find that amongst those who do not believe obesity is a serious health problem, there are a few common misunderstandings and errors in logic.

Five Ways to Save Billions -- and Boost the Nation's Health

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Neal Barnard, M.D.

While Congress debates how to cure America's massive debt problem, let me offer a doctor's prescription: five smart cuts could save taxpayers $383 billion and make Americans healthier at the same time.

Why Obesity Is A Disease

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Kahan, M.D.

Obesity is a chronic medical condition -- from a technical perspective, obesity fits any reasonable definition of disease.

Your Fat Cells Control Your Brain

Stephen Barrie, ND | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Barrie, ND

Instead of sitting idly by, waiting for a famine or a jog, fat cells continuously send dozens of potent chemical signals to tissues throughout the body, including the brain and other organs.

5 Kids' Meals To Avoid At All Cost

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The five worst fast food kids' meals according to a recent study by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Between Body Image and Health: Having a Conversation About Fat

Sunny Gold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Gold

What conversations do you have--or avoid having--about weight? I believe there is no conversation we shouldn't be having about weight.

CDC: Number Of Obese Adults Keeps Rising

Yahoo! News | Steven Reinberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As of 2009, almost 3 in every 10 adults (26.7 percent) is now statistically obese, up from 25.6 percent in 2007, according to a new government report ...

We're Getting Even Fatter--Now What Do We Do?

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Next year the nation's report card on obesity can be even worse, it can plateau, or it can begin to reverse itself. It will take more than a village, it will take every single one of us to be part of the solution.

Obesity: Overeating Is Planned and Designed Into Our Foods

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I continue to be amazed, and outraged, that as a nation we continue to subsidize the food industry to kill us. To line our supermarket shelves with chemical food substances.

Obesity, Public Health and a New Way to Eat

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Addressing a health issue such as obesity requires more than simply public policy pronouncements and other forms of government "action." It needs and demands personal action.

Is 'Sexual Obesity' Bad for Your Health?

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Will sexual obesity and the obesity epidemic collide, resulting in a nation of overweight, solitary but safe sexual beings? Or one of thin people with strong convictions about mealtime but not sex.

Do We Need a 'Fattitude Adjustment?'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In my public speaking, I routinely note that obesity remains the last bastion of socially acceptable prejudice in our society. I keep waiting for the statement to become obsolete, but it hasn't happened yet.

PepsiCo CEO: Saint or Sinner When It Comes to Our Health?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

A decade ago, getting food behemoths to even think about supporting healthier fare was a very tough task. Yet today we're seeing a new wave both in government and business toward "healthy living policies."

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.

Why the Biggest Loser Won't Help Solve the Obesity Problem

Christine Ferguson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Ferguson

Obese Americans face a very different reality--and it doesn't include a personal trainer, nutritionist and doctor on call at all times. It doesn't include a brush with fame or television exposure.

How Colleges Are Fighting Obesity (VIDEO)

Better.TV | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A PA college forces students with a higher BMI to take nutrition and fitness classes. Does this makes sense in the fight against obesity? Audra and Fe...