Category Archives: obesity

Happy Dogmatic New Year’s: Here’s How You Lose Weight

Tweet I don’t have any magic bullets on weight loss to show you here, but in the spirit of this blog, I give you some voices from the street. When the topic of weight loss came up in a phone … Continue reading

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5 Wild Healthcare Stories Happening Right Now

Tweet In my journal of “healthcare is going to hell in a handbasket” this week, I’ve got a few items that will either make you laugh or cry. Hopefully, after that, you’ll mobilize yourself to fight for equity in health … Continue reading

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Health Disparities and Behavior Change:
A Plea to Stop the Attack Ads

Tweet The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene takes on a poor, white, single-mom, smoker in a harsh black-and-white tv spot. An off-camera announcer essentially tells her to quit smoking or risk leaving her children without a parent. That’s … Continue reading

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Is Lap Band Surgery Appropriate for Obese Teens?

Tweet Earlier this week, the LA Times reported that Allergan was filing an FDA application for its lap band surgery for teens as young as 14. The application follows Allergan getting FDA okay to lower weight threshold for lap band … Continue reading

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