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...
Public health officials hope support for legalizing marijuana and taxing tobacco products and sugary drinks may entice federal policymakers to weigh in with national policies and legislation.
The New York-based orthopedic center is one of many U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems to seek opportunities in other countries.
One in five Latino households lacks nutritious food, more than twice the rate among white households. That's causing higher rates of obesity and related chronic conditions.
The World Health Organization is calling upon government agencies to support a tax on sugary drinks as a means of combating obesity.
Over the past year, there have been several reports indicating America's health status has taken a turn for the worse.
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.
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.
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.
Views are mixed as to whether first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign has been effective in curbing childhood obesity, but it has at least changed the conversation about healthy eating.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 22, 2016, covered the following topics: Obesity rates, healthcare costs of obesity, increase in average American's weight since 1960.
Henry Ford Health System in Detroit will provide registered dietitians at four Kroger Co. grocery stores in Southeast Michigan and offer healthy recipes at the other 122 stores in Michigan, the companies announced Wednesday.