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Too Soon Old and Too Late Smart

Sue Curry, PhD | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Sue Curry, PhD

We have the opportunity and the time to change the culture of health care and the expectations of patients and providers. We have so many effective prevention interventions that address the major causes of chronic disease and early disability and death.

Poor Diet, Tobacco Use and Lack of Physical Activity Taking Toll on Nation's Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

There is strength in numbers, and we are working with corporations, associations, federal, state, and local government to identify multi-stakeholder solutions that will address the issues facing our nation's health in bold and transformative ways.

Americans Are Living Longer, More Painful Lives

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, July 10 (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind its economic peers in most measures of health, d...

Do We Need a Health Revolution?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We are raising a generation of Americans who don't know their way around a kitchen or how to prepare a meal from scratch. That is why I have invited everyone to join me in an Eat-In tomorrow, April 7.

Skinny People Just Don't Get It

Joseph J. Colella, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph J. Colella, M.D.

America's appetite is out of control. Yes, we have an obesity epidemic. But far more disconcerting is the rampant lack of understanding and compassion for the daily, minute-to-minute struggle that the vast majority contend with being overweight or obese.

Medical Attention Required: Sequestration and the 'U.S. Health Disadvantage'

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rishi Manchanda

A growing body of research now shows that Americans -- rich or poor, minority or not -- suffer from a widening "health disadvantage" when compared to citizens of other high-income countries.

America's Best-Kept Secret: We All Die Too Young

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Mary Anne Mercer

Did you know that, as an American, you're likely to have worse health and die younger than someone in virtually any other rich nation in the world? This is true regardless of who you are or what you do to live as healthy a life as possible.

Most Americans Think It's Others That Are Unhealthy

aolhealth.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Americans are giving themselves high marks when it comes to diet, exercise and staying on top of their overall health and think it's other people who ...

How Much Do Americans Spend On Food? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Good magazine, in partnership with Whole Foods, chronicled how much of their income Americans spend on food today as compared to the past. And guess w...