'Prescribing' veggies for holistic health care

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“Take two zucchini and call me next week.” Imagine if that was how your doctor ended your last physical. New vegetable prescription... Read more

Bacon! (And health!)

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The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer got bacon lovers upset with its recent report linking cancer to... Read more

It’s a dog’s life: the growing challenge of pet obesity

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Dogs are an integral part of the American family. Our dogs attend daycare, enjoy visits to the spa, and accompany their families on vacation—sometimes... Read more

Healthy NewsWorks: News that's good for kids!

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In the late 1990s and early 2000s journalists played a critical role in increasing public awareness of the obesity epidemic and related conditions... Read more

The AMA says obesity is a disease. Is that healthy?

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At its recent annual meeting, American Medical Association (AMA) delegates rejected the advice of their own Committee on Science and Public... Read more

Health disparities in Philadelphia’s Latino community

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We continue our series on race and health in Philadelphia today, joined by Cynthia Figueroa, president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos... Read more

Portion size: Paree vs Philly

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I just got back from 10 days in France. Like John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, I was struck by all the little differences in Europe—how... Read more

Best public health blogs

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What interests you: Disease sleuthing? Global bioethics? Protecting the food supply? Protecting yourself when you travel? A new ranking... Read more