As the government highlights the growing health risks of childhood obesity, Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Mississippi Delta on how so-called "food deserts" keep some communities from access to healthy food.
Ray Suarez wraps up his reporting trip to China on global health issues with a discussion about the health challenges facing the country's growing middle class.
By Ray Suarez
If one picture from China can tell a story of how this country has changed in the 21st century, it's one of a line of youths boarding a bus in front of a hospital for a field trip. It's a…
In the second in his series of reports from China on global health issues, Ray Suarez reports on the dramatic increase in obesity as the country's growing class of educated and well-paid consumers adopt some Western-style shopping and eating habits.
In other news Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration may consider new regulations to cut sodium content in food products to help stem the growing health consequences. Also, a military group told Congress that school lunches are to blame for…
By Dante Chinni
Every first lady takes on a mission during her time in the White House, and Michelle Obama this week said that hers would be childhood obesity with the program "Let's Move." The goal is to help improve the health…
Michelle Obama launched a new program Tuesday aimed at eliminating childhood obesity within one generation. The "Let's Move" initiative, which seeks to reshape childhood eating and exercise habits, marks her first major public policy effort as first lady.
In an interview with Jim Lehrer, first lady Michelle Obama said it's critically important for the future of the country to bring childhood obesity under control and encourage more physical fitness.
In the first in a series of health reform conversations, Judy Woodruff speaks with the head of the Cleveland Clinic about his ideas for health care reform.
A new study finds that obesity rates grew 37 percent from 1998 to 2008 and account for 10 percent of the nation's health care spending. The author of the report speaks with Gwen Ifill about health concerns in the U.S.
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