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A Multi-Faceted Approach Is Needed to Fight Infectious Diseases

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

A study by the Washington-based Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that most U.S. states are underperf...

Adult Obesity Rates Remain High but Held Steady

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

After decades of bad news, we're finally seeing signs of progress. Recently, we found that obesity rates remained level in every state except for one in the past year.

The Case For Prevention: Saving More Dollars By Making More Sense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If we got down to the bedrock of true prevention -- lifestyle as preventive medicine -- we could add years to life, add life to years, and save a whole lot of money by putting to use the science and sense long at our disposal.

Where Do Romney and Obama Stand on Healthy Living?

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Scout, Ph.D.

Polls repeatedly show us one of the most important issues in the presidential election is health. Unfortunately, much of the health debate is being focused on health care, when analyses show us healthy living is the real key to curbing our spiraling health care costs.

Advocates Fight Fat: 'School Setting Does Not Support Health'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education

* Nonprofits want greater role for U.S. Education Department * Health needs to be integrated into school policies -groups ...

Prevention: An Impetus for Moving Health Reform Forward

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Most Americans -- in all regions of the country and across political divisions -- agree on the importance of funding preventative health care. This fact could be key in moving the bill forward.

Prevention: Popular Provisions Have Been Largely Overlooked in Health Reform

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

The Trust for America's Health released a public opinion poll with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that found that disease prevention and public health are among the most popular proposals on the table.

Fat Pride Community: We're Being Scapegoated In Health Care Debate

nytimes.com | SUSAN SAULNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marilyn Wann is an author and weight diversity speaker in Northern California who has a message for anyone making judgments about her health based on ...

Even a Mild Outbreak is a Major Problem for Workers Without Paid Sick Days

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

For the 60 million Americans without paid sick leave, calling in sick with swine flu can mean forfeiting pay or even losing their jobs. So instead, many will choose to go to work and spread the disease.

Cash for Fatties

Wendy Wanderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Wanderman

According to a recent report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Top 5 states that have the highest percentage of overweight people are all Republican red states.

New Poll Finds Disease Prevention Is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

For too long, health care has focused on treating people after they become sick instead of trying to help them stay healthy in the first place.

Ten Lessons Learned from the H1N1 (Swine) Flu Outbreak

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

We are significantly more prepared to respond to a pandemic now than we were a few short years ago, but there are still major gaps in our core public health capabilities that must be addressed.

How Prepared is Your State for Bioterror and Health Emergencies?

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

People often say 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina were 'wake up calls' to the country. But in the field of public health, we think of them more like snooze alarms.

The Obesity Epidemic and Health Care Reform

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

Kids today aren't getting enough physical activity in schools. They are bombarded with ads for junk food, and at the same time fruits and vegetables are increasingly unaffordable.

How to Save America $16 Billion and Spare Millions from Disease

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

How do Americans expect to compete in the global economy if our workforce isn't healthy enough to be competitive? The good news is, many of the US's most prevalent medical problems are very preventable.