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The New York Times

Gina Kolata

12 December 2016

United States

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Losing weight is a struggle for many people and research has shown that one diet does not fit all, some people lose weight on a diet while others gain. For obese individuals, the way to lose weight may be highly perso...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 September 2016

New Hampshire, United States

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center geriatrician Dr. John Batsis has obtained a $796,500 grant to develop a home-based system of helping obese seniors lose weight, build muscle, and improve their strength using technol...

Marketing Week

Rachel Gee

26 September 2016

England

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England is tackling health issues, from smoking and obesity to antimicrobial resistance, through marketing on TV and attractive and community oriented public health campaigns.

The New York Times

Meera Senthilingam

12 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, and is hard to combat. But urban obesity can be countered with inviting streets to stroll, dramatic staircases to climb, parks to exercise in - it’s called “active ...

El Paso Times

Lindsey Anderson

18 May 2016

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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In an attempt to address liver disease, diabetes, obesity and other health issues, Brownsville has launched a comprehensive, cohesive approach to promoting health, being named a model for other communities across the ...

El Paso Times

Lindsey Anderson

17 May 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In an attempt to curb risky alcohol use and its consequences, advocates and researchers are launching two initiatives in El Paso – one to get people to reconsider their drinking, and another to reduce underage drinkin...

El Paso Times

Lindsey Anderson

15 May 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Liver disease is killing El Pasoans at an alarming rate and draining resources as sick patients end up in hospitals and emergency rooms – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Liver disease’s three main causes are preve...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

30 March 2016

United States

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Nutrition labeling on sugary drinks hardly gives understandable measurements so that consumers can make informed choices for their well-being. Outside of the United States, other countries like Mexico have tried the “...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

3 November 2015

Chiapas, Mexico

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El Poder del Consumidor is an organization fighting Coca-Cola's power over health care decisions in Mexico. The organization tried many tactics but only found success after finding friends with enough money to compete...

The New York Times

Aaron E. Carroll

6 July 2015

United States

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Many Americans have unhealthy habits which increase their likelihood of getting sick at the cost of taxpayer dollars. Paying people to drop their unhealthy habits has been proven to be an effective way to keep people ...

The Guardian

Colleen Kimmett

28 May 2015

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Healthcare professionals have learned that weight loss efforts can be much more effective when led by a trusted guide – and that person may not be a doctor. A neighborhood church assumes responsibility for keeping the...

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Rosella Lefevre

28 January 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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Challenged by its mayor, Oklahoma City lost a collective 1 million pounds. Philly once tried—and failed— the same thing.

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

1 December 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization that advocates for access to better food in low-income neighborhoods runs a program based on a simple idea to deal with a complex problem: instead of drugs or admonishments to...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 August 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many low income citizens feel as though they are restricted from getting medical attention and often stay trapped in their problems. Home visits offer a positive solution.

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

5 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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The Bronx is working to solve obesity by turning to healthy eating in a society where fast food is cheaper and of greater quantity. It turns out that increasing access to fruits and vegetables, which the Bronx has don...

The Seattle Times

Abigail Higgins

25 April 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In S. King County, Wash., the organization Global to Local identified Seattle's ironic status as being a global-health center but having an increasingly unhealthy populace. Global to Local pointed local citizens to a ...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 March 2014

Bangor, Maine, United States

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Northern Maine is home to some of America's poorest - but it ranks high on national measures of health. Hospital programs visit more patients in their homes where they can be more comfortable and receive everything th...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

5 February 2014

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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“Sustainable Williamson” combined ideas and initiatives from local officials, community members, nonprofit organizations to address both the economy and the well-being of a community where unemployment and drug use we...

NationSwell

Catherine Cheney

19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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GirlTrek, a new organization that channels African-American history to encourage black women to walk their way toward better health, is changing lives by helping making exercise a social norm and creating supportive c...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

16 November 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Child obesity is decreasing even among poor children. Making healthy food more widely available, as well as using financial incentive programs, has greatly helped in increasing habits of healthy eating.

NPR

Kevin Charles Redmon

2 April 2013

New York, New York, United States

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With child obesity on the rise, public school students have lacked the motivation and access to eat healthy food. Different programs around the country aim to improve student diet in public schools, including Real Eat...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

25 April 2012

New York, New York, United States

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The 'food desert' term is a hot buzzword that suggests lack of access. Research on obesity and food availability in poor areas suggests that access must be considered, but only alongside additional factors like price,...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

18 April 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Programs to get fresh produce carts to areas with no access to healthy food work best when government and determined entrepreneurs team up.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

15 November 2011

Irving, Texas, United States

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Weight-loss is difficult to maintain, individually and even in small support groups. In support groups, different structures are required to hold team participants accountable for continued progress, including tough-l...

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