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.
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.
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.
Hospitals' efforts to change the diets of staff and patients will require more than just replacing french fries with carrots. To really change a culture and behavior, leaders need to commit to the efforts, provide support to staff, collaborate with food vendors and work with dietitians to develop...
The latest annual report card on the nation's health shows there's been progress in narrowing the gap in health disparities between blacks and whites, while Hispanics continued to have better outcomes than both.
New CDC data show white women on average lived slightly shorter lives in 2014 compared to 2013. Most experts agreed it was a worrisome harbinger of what awaits other groups suffering the ill-effects of our increasingly unequal society.
Hungry for some new weight loss options? You may just need to open your ears. Listening to the sound that food makes as you chomp may affect how much of it you eat. The more intense its sound, the less of a snack people consumed, according to a study in the journal Food Quality and Preference.
The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don't have heart disease.
Despite efforts by Bronx officials, the borough earned the unwelcome title of New York state's most unhealthy county for the seventh straight year.
Chick-fil-A's ads famously feature cows looking to save themselves by urging you to eat more chicken. But a not-for-profit group wants you—and hospitals—to skip the chicken in favor of chickpeas.
Morbid obesity is a chronic, progressive disease. But there is still a great deal of work to be done to cast obesity as a disease, eliminate stigmas and reshape how patients should be treated as a result.