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Obesity Problem

Education and Credible Science Are Keys to Fighting Obesity

James Rippe, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Rippe, M.D.

While I agree with the Sugar Association's Dr. Charles Baker in his recent blog that we should approach the obesity epidemic armed with knowledge, it appears the only thing the Sugar Association wants to do is exonerate its product and cast blame on other sweeteners.

Ron Dicker

556-Pound Man With 70-Pound Tumor Faces 2 Risky Surgeries

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Scot Jacobson, a 556-pound Oregon man, has a 70-pound tumor he calls "Wilson," after the volleyball featured in the movie "Cast Away." It's just somet...

Could Chicken Be Contributing To The Obesity Epidemic?

Kathy Freston | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Virtually all commercially-available chickens now have what many call the "obese gene," which makes birds gain weight quickly to speed up production from birth to slaughter.

The Key To Solving The Obesity Epidemic?

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

Does it ever seem like you're hearing the same things about weight over and over? Witnessing the depressing cycle of failed public initiatives and fruitless personal efforts to trim our waistlines, who wouldn't wish for a more hopeful angle or some alternative facts on the old story?

Picking Up the Tab for Medical Care: Who Should Pay?

Carole Carson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Carole Carson

Americans must address the question of who will foot the bill for rising medical costs. Even as we complain about mounting healthcare bills, we are reluctant to adopt healthier lifestyle habits to reduce costs.

Combating Obesity: How and How Come

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

We're fat and it's killing us. Yet every cloud has a silver lining. Experts suggest that the rising rate of obesity will translate into shorter life spans, thus keep the Social Security system solvent. Ha!

The Obesity Problem Starts At Birth: Parents Giving Children Too Much Food

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

I was sitting in a booth at the local Chinese restaurant and doing what I do all the time: baby watching. I am a frustrated grandfather wanna-be. I lo...