Date Post Title Post Summary Topics
May 27, 2009 Celebrating the Health Benefits of Biking Last May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution naming May “National Bicycle Month,” giving federal recognition to our most efficient form of transportation. Several months later, the Bicycle Commuter Act was signed into law, enabling bicycle commuters to receive tax-free benefits for their unique contributions reducing traffic congestion and air pollution while improving their own health. Chronic Disease | Obesity | Public Health
May 21, 2009 Children Should Be a Focus of Health Reform While there is certainly no magic bullet, constructing a system that keeps in mind the needs of families and children will prove crucial to the integrity of the system as a whole. Improvement will certainly require simultaneous efforts on a number of fronts, but building a system around the needs of our children will create health care that embodies our values, delivers effectively, and eventually lowers cost. Health Reform | Obesity | Women & Children
May 6, 2009 Childhood Obesity Prevention - A Promising New Method for Tackling the Epidemic As we begin again to consider health care reform in this nation, the issue of childhood obesity should not be ignored. Health Policy | Obesity | Women & Children