The American Medical Association seeks to improve providers’ attitudes toward obesity and increase research funding. But it could backfire.
On two key measures, undocumented immigrants are healthier than American citizens. Including them in health insurance pools that spread the costs might actually lower them.
Win or lose, a vociferous debate serves to educate the public about just how unhealthy soda consumption is, and how it is contributing to the obesity epidemic.
We don’t need to oversell research findings. Science is cool enough — and, in the case of last week's Mediterranean Diet study, tasty enough to withstand the rigors of discovery without the hype.
About 1,000 American women die in childbirth every year, the highest rate in the developed world. In Pennsylvania, the rate has been rising. Why can't we turn this around.
From her mom's kitchen to Vetri, a chef's culinary journey offers lessons in how to nurture a love for nutritious foods in children. Lesson No. 1: Turn the school lunchroom into a classroom.
For overweight and obese children, school can feel lonely, hostile and unsafe because of teasing, bias and unchecked bullying.
As debate rages over Big Soda's impact on health, one thing is missing: a comprehensive review of the evidence by the nation's top doc.
Thirty-seven percent of American adults and 17 percent of kids are obese. But we continue to be bombarded with digitally manipulated images of models that are impossibly thin.
The causes of America's big problem are complex and thoroughly intertwined with our cultural, economic, and physical environments. And it's preventable.
Mayor Nutter says his twice-failed soda tax will not be proposed again this year. That's too bad. Accumulating scientific evidence says it could help the city cope with a major public health issue.
A new video aimed at fighting obesity in children softens the tough-love approach but sends a powerful message that eating and exercise habits are formed in childhood.
Nearly 40% of children in Georgia are either overweight or obese. Desperate health officials are reaching out with tough-love video, but some child advocates who say the message is misdirected.