Why focusing on obesity is a gift for the food industry.
Why the childhood obesity prevention movement is still struggling.
A high-level painkiller probe, why the GOP is targeting Medicare in an election year, the military's massive free health clinic in Alabama and more from our Daily Briefing.
Why is the Obama administration still putting taxpayer dollars into abstinence-only sex education? One journalist examines the issue.
Why Medicaid rolls grew during the recession, living alone with Alzheimer's, and new tattoo regs in California, plus more from our Daily Briefing.
In a controversial JAMA essay, Dr. Paul Offit says taxpayers are spending millions on federal research into misguided alternative medicine treatments. Why are we still doing it?
Facebook promotes organ donation in a big way, the pros and cons of breakfast at school, and an attack on alternative medicine, plus more from our Daily Briefing.
How do you sort through the cacophony of health conversations taking place on Twitter? Healthcare hashtags can help.
Drug shortages still painful for patients, little scrutiny of medical devices, contraception hurdles and more from our Daily Briefing.
Fixing Medicare without paying for it, health reform's insurance rebates, and controversial distribution of a heroin overdose antidote, plus more from our Daily Briefing.