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The Urgencies of Care: Here, There and Everywhere

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Access to care is an important element in the quality of both health care, and the overall public health. All too often small problems neglected for a while turn into larger problems. Barriers to care propagate just such costly misfortune.

Screening for Obesity: Weighed, Measured, and Found Wanting

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The updated advice from the Preventive Services Task Force about obesity screening harbors good, bad, and a bit of the downright silly.

The Problem With Our Approach To The Obesity Epidemic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fundamentally, we have converted a world in which calories were relatively scarce and hard to get and physical activity unavoidable into a world where physical activity is scarce and hard to get and calories are unavoidable.

Behind The Search For The 'Best' Diet

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As you likely know, U.S. News and World Report released a list of "best diets" to coincide with the annual bumper crop of weight loss resolutions as the new year begins. I was privileged to be one of the 22 judges.

How Can Doctors Become Part Of The Obesity Solution?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With a nod to my many colleagues who are genuinely expert in weight management counseling, and have long addressed it well -- and especially to those who taught me to do so -- I must acknowledge that the track record for the large majority of our clan is not pretty.