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Tom Price, as HHS secretary, will help Americans focus on prevention over treatment

Dr. Kevin Campbell, Too often, the practice of medicine in the United States is focused on treatment. Doctors are taught to battle disease and treat chronic illness to the bitter end, and we have amazing technologies and treatments that have been proven to save lives — but our costs and health outcomes don’t seem to

Fat Kids: Could It Happen Here? UK Parents Arrested Because Their Child Is Obese

A couple has been arrested by police on suspicion of cruelty and neglect of their obese child.  A 49-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, from King’s Lynn in Norfolk, were questioned by officers over the child’s care and released on bail. Police said intervention at this level was “very rare” and only occurred where other

Michelle Malkin: The Data-Mining Body Monitors in Our Schools

 Like millions of other American parents, my husband and I received a warning letter from the BMI police last week. Our active, healthy 8th-grade daughter is “very lean,” according to her school-administered “Fitnessgram.” The national student body monitors think this is a public health problem. The obesity report card lectured that because our daughter’s body-mass

Lack of sleep in obese teens predicts heart disease risk

 Low levels of sleep — fewer than 8 1/2 hours — is a significant predictor of cardiometabolic risk in obese teens, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Heidi IglayReger, supervisor of the Physical Activity Laboratory at the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center, part of the University of Michigan Health System, and colleagues at Baylor University studied