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An expert told this reporter in an interview about childhood obesity that it remains a major threat to kids’ health, the emotional issues surrounding it are at least as important – if not more so. And these issues aren’t covered often in the media.

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Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue.

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Experts debate whether fast food trumps soul food as a contributing factor to diabetes in the south.

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I've been selected to participate in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship sessions in Los Angeles. Here's my game plan.

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A drug many people are eating without knowing it is starting a trade dispute between Russia and the US. This week, Russia announced it will turn away US beef and pork imports unless the US can certify they contain no residue of the livestock drug ractopamine. The ban is scheduled to begin on Friday.

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"Adverse childhood experience" has become a buzzword in social services, public health, education, pediatrics and even business. Do you know your own ACE score?

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A public relations industry award highlights a Coca Cola campaign that some critics call "sugarwashing."

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While reactions to Bloomberg’s soda ban continue to effervesce, those truly concerned with the public’s health would be well advised to hold their praise.

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Are many journalists so attuned to the study of lifestyle factors fueling the rise of cancer, heart disease and diabetes that infectious disease flew under the radar?

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New America Media's Viji Sundaram examines a "food revolution" in Oakland's public schools. Will it live up to the hype?

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