Column | Feb 10, 2015 | 4:32 PM
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Story | Feb 27, 2015 | 3:33 PMThere's no question that childhood obesity continues to be a problem in the United States. The medical conditions to which it is linked, from diabetes to coronary heart disease, are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 percent of American children under 12, and 21 percent of adolescents, are obese.
Story | Feb 12, 2015 | 5:20 AM
Everyone gets sick, from the common cold to a more serious illness. Recently, my 15-year-old daughter called me after school to tell me she had a bad headache and sore throat. Because my employer provides paid sick days, I was able to leave in the...
Story | Feb 2, 2015 | 1:55 PM
President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. The proposal in the president's budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illnesses linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts and cantaloupe in...
Story | Feb 2, 2015 | 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's proposal to create a new food safety agency within the Department of Health and Human Services is unpopular with consumer advocates, who warn it would undermine efforts to protect Americans from unsafe or tainted food....