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Parents: Do the Right Thing and Take Responsibility

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 05.25.2016 | New York
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

On Sunday May 8th, a group of African-American children set fire to a parked school bus in front of a Jewish elementary school in Crown Heights. The i...

Why Should Women Care About Chronic Disease?

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

Written with Heather White, Nalini's Co-Chair on the Taskforce on Women & NCDs The thousands of women who gather in Copenhagen next week for th...

Preventing The Next Biggest Loser

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What happens after the happily-ever-after of a show's finale? Researchers followed 14 of the original 16 The Biggest Loser Season 8 contestants for 6 ...

Poor Health for Some Means Problems for Us All

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Without a doubt, the statistics about how race can affect health are shocking, but it can be easy to think the issue is someone else's problem. But that's not the way health care works. Poor health in one part of the system affects us all.

Fatness and Sickness -- It's Your Fault When...

Mike Sheridan | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Peruse my writing, and you'll quickly notice I'm not one to point the finger at obese individuals for their excess body fat. As clearly, we're not liv...

Here on Earth

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

I ask the Michael Bloombergs of the world, the Sean Parkers, and Vice President Biden: how we can include prevention into the notion of a moonshot cure for cancer? I think that a program that starts here on earth, as opposed to the moon, will be the best solution for ending cancer once and for all.

Why Are Sugars in Drinks Singled Out?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So is it just that liquid sugar lends itself to overconsumption, or does sugar in liquid form pose an especially tough burden on our body's metabolism?

Will Denmark Win The Global Race Against Food Waste?

Selina Juul | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Selina Juul

If Carlsberg is known as probably the best beer in the world, then Denmark can soon be known as probably the world leading country in the fight agains...

Eating Disorders Are a Public Health Priority

Kirsten Haglund | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Kirsten Haglund

I will never forget the moment when, at age 19, I stood outside of a member of the U.S. Congress' office on Capitol Hill, waiting to enter and talk to him one-on-one about the darkest period in my life.

The Cancer Moonshot: Why This Will Help You

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On January 12, 2016, in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new federal initiative, the Moonshot to cure cancer. He assigned V...

How Good Is Obamacare Now: 2016 First Semester Grades

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In April 2014, I gave Obamacare a grade point average (GPA) a 2.0 (letter grade is C). By August 2014 the average had improved a little to 2.2 (C+). Has this changed now?

Using Research to Help Stop Youth Violence

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Catherine Y. Spong

In recognition of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 4-8, I join others in raising awareness about this important issue facing our nation's young people and the parents, educators, and health care providers who care for them.

What You Need to Know Today for Breast Health

Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD

For cancer prevention, creating a healthful environment in the body is the most important thing you can do, so that cancer is less likely to develop and grow. Think of this healthful environment as terrain or soil. If that soil is fed correctly, it won't support the development or growth of cancer.

More Than Intention

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

When it comes to corporate greed of polluting communities, waterways, air and impeding human health we need not just to expect more but ask for more. We do that in our work for Less Cancer, but we as individuals need to do that across the board in our lifestyles.

Why Is This Dangerous Carcinogen Still Legal in the U.S.?

Linda Reinstein | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Linda Reinstein

No April Fools joke here. Asbestos -- a known human carcinogen -- has not been banned and is still legal in the United States.

Don't Be Fooled Into Putting Yourself at Risk for Cancer

Debbie Dingell | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Debbie Dingell

Even with everything we've learned, some of us are still being fooled into thinking our choices are safe, when really they are increasing our cancer risk.

Healing Through Our Voices: What to Say (and Not Say) to a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Everyone has a place in sexual assault prevention. According to RAINN, an average of 68% of assaults in the last five years were not reported.  Toget...

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Walking to End Slavery

Robert J. Benz | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

This is the next in a series of interviews with individuals working to address human trafficking. You'll meet students and educators, parents and prof...

'More Less Cancer' -- An Oxymoron We Can Live With!

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Bill Couzens

The general population does not want to settle for lifelong treatments. They want real solutions. Cancer has no bounds. Cancer has been unabashed in its approach and its attack. We need to show that same relentlessness.

Intervening Early to Prevent Substance Use Disorders

Nora Volkow | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Nora Volkow

The brain is an organ that adapts in both short- and long-term ways to its environment, and prevention science over the past few decades has shown cle...

Five Ways Everyone Can Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.07.2016 | College
Amy Oestreicher

April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It's important for the entire campus to get involved in putting a stop to assault on campus. We need to be equipped with an awareness of not only what sexual assault is, but how it affects survivors.

The Affordable Care Act at Five Years: Where Is Prevention?

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Deborah Klein Walker

Five years in, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved the delivery of health care in the United States. But more could be done, especially in prev...

Where Are the Grown-Ups? (Or: Get Your Unicorn!)

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Eat more fat if you want. Or, eat less fat. Either way, if you miss the big picture, it is unlikely to make you less fat.

Public Health and Citizens, Truly United

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Public health is all about doing the best we can for actual people, not a statistical and anonymous horde that exists nowhere outside of actuarial tables. That doesn't always align with the greatest profits for some large corporation. In fact, it almost never does, because of the time horizons involved.

Taking Public Health to the Moon

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By rallying to the mandate of the evidence-based, consensus-based fundamentals of health promoting, sustainable living and eating -- I believe we can accomplish something for public health and the human condition that is, quite simply -- out of this world