With a boost from Hillary Clinton last weekend in San Diego, the American Academy of Pediatricians launched the next phase of its campaign to help close the "word gap" between children in high- and low-income families.
Every fall, top schools are honored at an event that showcases just how much of a difference they're making. The Alliance's highest recognition is the Gold National Healthy Schools Award and, prior to this year, only six schools had earned it.
Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 34 in the U.S. While we still struggle with predicting and preventing suicide in individuals, we know that there are many steps we can take to lower risk of suicide across communities.
Recent attacks from the right wing on the success of Bill and Hillary Clinton since leaving the White House are absurd. If Republicans are looking for someone who is out of touch and does not reflect middle-class values at heart, they only need to look in the mirror.
Wall Street is to Clinton's chances in 2016 what the Iraq War was in 2008. The only question now is whether the far left can find another Obama to make this case to primary voters? While it seems unlikely at this point, it is still early enough that anything is possible.
While his accomplishments as the 42nd President of the United States were extraordinary, the work he's done since then as a private citizen has had as profound an impact on millions more around the world.
Just like attitudes and laws surrounding tobacco products evolved over decades, so will campaigns aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. The progress with sodas in schools shows it can be done.