Obesity is one of the most complex challenges of our time. Today, over one third of the adults in the United States are obese. Our future may not be any better based on a recent study predicting over 57% of today’s American children will be obese by the time they reach the age of 35. To address complex challenges, we must
For the first time since 1962 and 1963, the United States life expectancy at birth has declined two years in a row. This has been mostly attributed to higher death rates among young and middle-aged Americans with a 21 percent increase in fatal drug overdoses and the death rate doubling from synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
An article in Fortune asked the question “can you be fit and fat?” It answers with, it is complicated (and contentious). It begins with a 2013 study that showed people overweight, yet not obese, were less likely to prematurely die than those with a healthy weight. While the study was a big story, it was later
We have a lot of information on managing healthcare, such as cost and quality measures, yet we know much less about how well we are managing health. A Cleveland Clinic study published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers used “life-years lost” to provide the big picture of disease and insight into how well
Timmy Williams was dying when Dayna Gurley found him. He was in his home with untreated HIV. He was unable to take care of his young son. Dayna arranged a home aide for Timmy, had his apartment cleaned and helped him get his lights turned back on. She engaged resources to help him manage his