'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

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

Food Safety: An interview with Dara Alpert Lieberman

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Food Safety is vital to our public health. According to a recently released report from the US Department of Agriculture, “Salmonella... 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

Expanding access to healthy food via Philadelphia farmers’ markets

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Farmers’ Market season has arrived in Philadelphia, which means that year-round markets like Clark Park are bustling with new energy and... Read more

Ethicist Bernard Rollin: 'This Ain't Agriculture: How Industrial Agriculture Hurts Animals and the Public's Health'

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There are few issues in the public sector today that affect us all in the way that industrial animal agriculture does. We all eat, and almost... Read more

Still can't lose weight? There's always the tapeworm diet

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Ahhh, the quest for the perfect weight loss diet—the one that lets you eat and shed pounds. With so many Americans obese or overweight... Read more

Meatless Mondays . . . in the land of the Philly Cheesesteak?

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“Tempeh Whiz wit'!” “Vegan cheesesteak!’’ Will these words soon be part of the cacophony of sizzling onion and... Read more