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When Maisha Wynn, lifestyle specialist and author, lost her mother to stomach cancer and other health issues, it changed her life. Her health  — mental and physical — became her priority. She writes on her blog, “I made a conscious decision to really focus on my temple (body) and universe (mind). Why? I’ve learned when my body and mind are…

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As a society, we are failing in our efforts to keep our children healthy. Health care professionals, educational institutions, and the food and beverage industry should all be held accountable. Over the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than doubled for children and amazingly tripled for adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Anita Swamy, M.D. Pediatric Endocrinologist Medical Director, The Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center at La Rabida Please explain how you were inspired to make a decision to work in the health field as a career choice? I was born in South India and moved to Boston when I was eight years old. In India, the sciences are…

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Taco Bell is doing away with it’s kids meals beginning this month with final sales in January 2014, in the U.S. While the company insists that the kid’s meals won’t affect sales which is one reason they are stopping the sales. The decision comes at a critical time with most fast-food giants under increasing criticism…

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Fascism is a political philosophy that places the nation and often race above the individual and directs a tendency toward strong autocratic control without query. Some researchers have taken an almost fascist stance toward obesity even suggesting that parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight. In an opinion commentary…

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