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Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 05, 2017

Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."

Delivering a jolt to spotlight a health crisis

Delivering a jolt to spotlight a health crisis

By David Royse  |  November 10, 2016

Inspired in part by the meth campaign, the hospital jolted parents—and stirred up plenty of criticism— with TV ads and billboards featuring pictures of overweight children, many with messages that subtly criticized parents. One, for example, said, “Big bones didn't make me this...

Lavizzo-Mourey stepping down as CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Lavizzo-Mourey stepping down as CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, 61, is stepping down as: CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after nearly 14 years as head of the nation's largest philanthropic organization dedicated to health and healthcare issues. She plans to stay on until a successor is chosen.

Efforts to inform consumers about bad nutrition are helping

Efforts to inform consumers about bad nutrition are helping

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 09, 2016

Sugary beverages have been blamed for a spike in childhood obesity. With the rising number of cases among youth with chronic conditions that were once only seen in older adults—such as Type 2 diabetes—cities and states have passed laws attempting to limit consumption of the drinks.

NIH launches program to study social health disparities

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 24, 2016

Two new centers will study the impact of a person's surrounding environment—the family, local community, the healthcare system—on health, rather than homing in on individual factors.

Indiana healthcare CEOs: Change is happening, but it's 20 years off

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2016

Modern Healthcare recently held the second installment in its issue briefing breakfast series in Indianapolis. The breakfast featured a panel discussion with some of the major players in the local market. Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner moderated the event.

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