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Without an identified cause, developing new treatments and preventive strategies for the rare condition has been difficult. Families and researchers are calling for more funding and attention.
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The rate of childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years. While there are no easy solutions, programs that focus on the whole family have shown positive results in changing both behaviors and health measures.

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A bill that would have required warning labels on sugary beverages died in the California legislature. Meanwhile, evidence continues to link such drinks to chronic diseases.

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Our national health statistics suggest that health providers need to do more on the preventative health front. One way to do that is to view the hospital as a resource not only to treat disease but to prevent disease and model wellness. On-site farmers' markets are a step in the right direction.

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Everybody knows that smoking causes cancer, and that obesity causes heart disease, but even most doctors and scientists I speak to have no idea about the very large effect obesity has on cancer.

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