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Food Industry: Walk the Talk to Protect Our Kids' Health

Larry Cohen | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

Federal guidelines that would help support healthy foods for kids are under attack.

New Hollywood Heroes Honored

Tara Settembre | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

On Tuesday night at the Sunset Tower Hotel, Prevention Magazine awarded several "Hollywood Heroes," committed to using their celebrity for making a world of difference.

Medicaid: A Lifeline Under Attack

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Rishi Manchanda

Instead of trying to improve health care and help those in need, some are debating ways to take the lifeline of Medicaid away from seniors, the disabled, low-income adults and children. That's a prescription for disaster.

AIDS: The Next 30 Years

Mitchell Warren | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Mitchell Warren

This week the world has been looking back at 30 years of AIDS. But what about the next thirty years? Could we see an end to AIDS?

This June, Get Healthy, Stay Healthy

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

In the end, we're all responsible for our own health. But we know that when we work together to make healthy choices easier and more affordable, everyone benefits. That's why in June we are marking our nation's first-ever Prevention and Wellness Month.

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Picking Botox Over Preventative Care?

Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Americans are starting to see the doctor again, but more often for cosmetic procedures, such as Botox treatments, rather than cancer screening and...

A Parade of Humanity - HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly In mid-April I traveled to Ethiopia and zigzagged 1000 miles across the rolling hills and towns of the northern Amhara region with the...

Prevention Works

Judith S. Palfrey | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Judith S. Palfrey

It is time to look seriously at what health reform really means: putting into place inexpensive and effective interventions that have a positive impact on the health of all of our citizens.

Prevention Works: Affordable Care Act Is Already Building Health Where You Live

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

As we celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act this week, we also mark a huge turning point in the way we think about health.

The ABCs of Getting Health Reform Right

Judith S. Palfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith S. Palfrey

Some naysayers in Congress are attacking the Prevention Fund proposed in Obama's Affordable Care Act, labeling it a 'slush fund.' They are completely missing the point.

The Power Of Prevention

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Levi

By supporting preventive measures, we help curb costs down the road by sparing millions of Americans from developing serious, preventable diseases and keeping more people working, happy and productive.

WATCH: Advocates Say City Set Up To Thwart Homeless Looking For Shelter

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WABC spent months speaking with dozens of homeless families who say the city is making them jump through hoops to find shelter. From WABC: Advocates...

The Unconscionable 'Right To Conscience'

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Medical care is about treatment, not faith, and about prevention, not religion. The ability for physicians to opt out of treating people is not a "right to conscience", it's unconscionable.

What's the real agenda behind opposing shared custody?

Rob Hahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Rob Hahn

My previous blog dealing with domestic violence and shared custody generated plenty of response, so much that it warrants a follow-up.

As a Doctor, How Do I Prescribe Repeal?

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rishi Manchanda

For those of us on the frontlines of health care, the upcoming House effort to repeal and replace last year's health care law is opportunity lost.

Front-of-Package Labels Hide Truth: 8-of-10 kids' foods flunk nutrition standards

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

Chronic diseases like diabetes are skyrocketing, and children are predicted to have a shorter life span than their parents. Parents want healthy fo...

Obesity: We Need an All-Out Campaign

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

If ever a challenge vexes us in the public health world, it is how to take on the obesity epidemic.

When it comes to health reform, Dr Tom Coburn: First, do no harm

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

Community prevention is the essence of local control. It's about helping neighborhoods to work together with local businesses, community groups and ...

Roll Up Your Sleeves for Flu Season

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The flu is not just a bad cold. If the fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, muscle and body aches, headaches and fatigue weren't misery-making enough on their own, the illness can spark some nasty complications.

The Affordable Care Act: The Opportunity to Turn Sick Care into Health Care

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Levi

I had the great opportunity to participate in the Association of Public Health's (APHA) Health Policy Summit this past weekend as part of the build up...

The Election Day Diet

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The truth is that meaningful results -- for your body, and the body politic alike -- require a clear goal, a plan to get there, and resolve to stay the course.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Repeal

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Cohen

The House is now in Republican hands. If our newly elected officials earnestly believe that, "The people's priorities will be our priorities. The peop...

Alzheimer's Disease Risks, Signs and Prevention

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Angelenos are dying less frequently. The fact that we're not getting any younger is partially responsible for the significant increase in Alzheimer's disease rates.

Can You Catch Cutting and Burning from Your Friends?

David Leibow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Leibow

Knowing that self-injurious behaviors are culturally determined and can quickly become habitual increases the importance of prevention.