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Farm Bill 2008: Childhood Obesity, Health Disparities, and Federal Nutrition Policy
07/26/2011 - Childhood Obesity, Health Disparities, and Federal Nutrition Policy Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Childhood obesity and the adult diseases with which it is associated are major threats to Americans. Overweight and obesity now affect the majority of the U.S. population, increasing the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and h
Good Medicine Archive
06/13/2011 - 2014 Issues   Reclaiming Traditions, Reclaiming Health: Fighting Diabetes with a New, Old Diet Good Medicine Summer 2014 Vol. XXIII No. 3     Rabies Experiments:  PCRM Experts Call Foul
The Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines
12/28/2010 - Current U.S. dietary policies still reflect the basic design of the food guides from the early part of this century. In 1894, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the first food composition tables and dietary standards for Americans. In 1916, the first daily food guides appeared in U
Pfiesteria: How the Meat Industry Destroys Waterways
12/27/2010 - A marine scientist in North Carolina developed sores on his skin, tingling in his hands and feet, and difficulty walking. He had been working with samples of pfiesteria, a microorganism that has caused massive fish kills in rivers up and down the eastern seaboard. 1 He was not alone. Thirteen other
Just the Facts
12/22/2010 - Sleepy Surgeons’ Scalpels Slip You might want a good night’s sleep if you’re headed for surgery, but what really counts is whether your surgeon is well-rested. Using a virtual-reality surgery simulator, London researchers found that surgeons who stayed up all night made 20 percent more mistakes and t
Physician Profile: Milton Mills, M.D.: Prescribing Change
11/12/2010 - Whether internist Milton Mills is practicing at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia or at free clinics in Washington, D.C., his prescription for patients is likely to include some dietary advice: go vegetarian. “Medical research shows conclusively that a plant-based diet reduces chronic disease risk, so that&
Protecting Students’ Health from Pork-Barrel Politics
09/30/2009 - By Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. This opinion piece was published on Sept. 30, 2009, in The Des Moines Register. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has America’s students over a barrel—a pork barrel. Earlier this month, Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing $30 million in

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