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60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

(4) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 5:11 PM

You've probably heard this sobering statistic: Nearly one in three children and adolescents in the U.S. is overweight or obese. And did you know that our nation's young people are predicted to have a lower life expectancy than most grownups today?

One of the problems is...

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Choosing Wellness: Transparency in Health Care

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 9:10 AM

The call was urgent. Having just moved to a new city, my good friend found himself in an emergency room with chest pains. Was the hospital good, he wanted to know? Could I recommend a cardiologist?

Because I am a doctor, friends and family often turn to me for...

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Routinizing the Extraordinary

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 8:29 AM

In a new book, Investing in What Works for America's Communities, launched yesterday in Washington, D.C., I join some of the nation's leading thinkers on policy, finance, business and other specialties to explore the complexity of poverty and the role of community development in helping low-income communities thrive....

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Better Health for All Americans: Bending the Arc Toward Justice

(25) Comments | Posted October 22, 2011 | 11:50 PM

As thousands of people gathered in Washington this past weekend to dedicate the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, I found myself reflecting once again on a statement Dr. King uttered two years before his assassination: "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking...

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Transforming Health Care: A Growing Movement Is Happening In Your Hometown

(79) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 9:13 AM

There is a reason the rich and famous from around the globe travel to the United States when they need critical care. They come here because we have the best doctors, nurses, researchers and hospitals in the world. Bar none.

But there is a dangerous divide between the high-quality, world-class...

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Health Care: Road Closed, Danger Ahead!

(5) Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 10:15 AM

For decades, our health care system has been barreling down a dangerous road, plowing through stop signs and ignoring obvious warning signs: Higher Health Costs Approaching; 46 Million Uninsured Merging; Employer-Sponsored Coverage Closed Ahead.

Today, as part of the 9th annual Cover the Uninsured Week, the Robert Wood Johnson...

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