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When I reached out to LA’s parks and rec department to get their response to the unhealthy snacks and beverages being served to kids, a manager admitted the city had dropped the ball.
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A city zoning law could help curb the number of advertisements for cigarettes and sugary drinks in Philadelphia.

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This Thursday, as part of the 2012 National Health Journalism Fellowship in Los Angeles, investigative reporter Duff Wilson will address the story that has everyone talking about food lobbying: How Washington went soft on childhood obesity. I asked him via email about how he did that story.

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A ban on Big Gulp sodas in New York, High-fructose corn syrup, cancer treatments, junk foods and dieting.

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For people living with HIV or AIDS, nutrition is a key component of any treatment plan. With a weakened immune system, it is vital that they maintain optimum health by way of exercise and following the basics set forth in widely-accepted dietary guidelines. But living in neighborhoods where healthy food options are few and far between, with an outsize presence of fast-food outlets, can make it difficult to eat healthy.

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Stem-cell-based drug, hepatitis C among baby boomers, medicaid overpayment, junk food and "uninsurable" patients. 

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Maternal mortality rates, healthy eating, statins for all, more nuance on HDL cholesterol and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A federally-funded health center, Cabin Creek Health Systems accepts patients whether they can pay or not. Freida Smith is one of their 14,000 patients.

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For people living with HIV or AIDS, nutrition is a key component of any treatment plan. But living in neighborhoods where healthy food options are few and far between can make it difficult to eat healthy.

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Last August, Kanawha County school cooks were abruptly ordered to quit serving prepackaged food and cook instead, from scratch, with fresh ingredients, five days a week. With fewer students eating, Kanawha County's food program is projected to make about $350,000 less than it did the previous year.

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