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  • When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard

    When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard
    On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
  • What do food stamps buy?

    What do food stamps buy?
    The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
  • Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings

    Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings
    In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, health groups chimed in support of the rulings -- and gay marriage. American Psychological Assn. president Donald Bersoff said in a...
  • Another NRA victim [Editorial]

    Another NRA victim  [Editorial]
    Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
  • Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar

    Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar
    Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
  • Rx for electronic records

    Rx for electronic records
    A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
  • AMA to offices: Don't make workers sit all day!

    AMA to offices: Don't make workers sit all day!
    “Get off your butts,” the nation’s doctors said Tuesday, as the American Medical Assn. adopted a new policy on sitting in the workplace. Citing mounting evidence that sitting for extended periods of time is really bad for you, the...
  • What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?

    What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?
    Does it really matter if the medical establishment calls obesity a “disease” instead of a chronic health condition or a disorder? It’s a question doctors and public health experts are considering in the wake of Tuesday’s vote...
  • Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work

    Weight loss programs don't have to be expensive to work
    Good luck to Jessica Weiderholdt in keeping her 70 pounds off ("Teacher adopts new diet, lifestyle," June 20). However, the article looks like an advertisement for Beachbody exercise and Shakeology drinks. The American Medical Association has agreed...
  • Should obesity be considered a disease?

    Should obesity be considered a disease?
    The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted this week to declare obesity a disease. The vote effectively diagnoses a third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children with a medical condition that needs treatment. The designation makes...
  • Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.

    Ambivalent about gay blood ban? Think again.
    I hate needles, and I've always deferred to doctors and scientists when it comes to questions of medical importance. Suffice it to say I've been ambivalent since I was a teen about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on gay men donating blood....