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  Saving Carla

One girl fights to overcome a family legacy: four generations of diabetes and obesity.


Is a beverage ban the answer?

Depending on whom you ask, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s controversial plan to limit the size of sugary beverages sold across the five boroughs is either a “significant move in addressing the health problems that are devastating the lives of thousands” or another example of the city’s “unhealthy obsession with attacking soft drinks.” [...]


A growing epidemic

Americans are larger than ever before. According to a recent report, two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one-third of children and teenagers are currently obese or overweight.



Touted regularly for their supposed health benefits, what are these magical fats and what do they really do?


2010: The year in medical breakthroughs

A bone marrow transplant for HIV, early warning signs of Alzheimer’s, CT scans for lung cancer prevention and more in the year’s top research developments.


  Timeline: The story of Avandia

A Need to Know chronology highlighting the history of the controversial diabetes drug Avandia, leading up to a big decision by the FDA on whether to pull it from the shelves.

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