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Burger versus salad?

Ever have the burger vs. salad debate at your favorite local fast-food joint? When it comes to your health, this seems like a simple decision. But a deeper look at the Nutrition Facts statements in each restaurant could change your mind. This info graphic from Labdoor magazine may surprise you!

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Say No To Soda

Say No To Soda

If current trends continue, about 50 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030, according to a new study. This would increase the total number of obese people in the country from 99 million to 164 million, the study said. Such a rise would hike up health care costs— an additional $66 billion per year […]

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Reforming Health and Healthcare

There is a lot of talk about disease prevention in the discussions on healthcare reform. However, not all the necessary players are participating if we are going to achieve this. Prevention is more than annual visits to your primary care doctor annually. It is the social change that is necessary to eradicate poverty, reform education and increase literacy. It must […]

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Communities Across America Are Acting To Prevent Chronic Disease

Our health as a nation is predicated on more than our access to the healthcare system. Indeed, as I have blogged here many times before, the greatest contribution to our miserable health in this country are our behaviors, which in large part are preventable. For example, cigarette smoking and obesity cause nearly 1 million deaths a […]

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