This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. William Dietz, Director of the Sumner M. Redstone Center for Prevention and Wellness at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Dietz is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, prevention and obesity. He talks about the threat to health and the economy posed by the obesity epidemic and efforts to combat the problem.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Peter Speyer, Chief Data and Technology Officer at the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation at the University of Washington. Mr. Speyer discusses their ground-breaking ongoing global health report, Global Burden of Disease, which utilizes big data analytics to provide an accurate measure of diseases leading to morbidity and mortality in 200 countries around the world.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Jeffery Levi, Executive Director of Trust for America’s Health, a non profit organization seeking to make disease prevention a national priority. Dr. Levi discusses his recent report: A Healthier America 2013, in which he outlines prevention strategies focusing on obesity, public health, flu pandemics and bioterrorism readiness.
National Childhood Obesity Month: Something that needs to be addressed during EVERY month of the year! Living life in the eyes of a child does not include daily calorie counting, cardio exercise, and always eating your vegetables. Things like this didn’t seem vital when it came to raising children half a century ago, but the reality of today’s society is highlighting the importance of teaching children to eat healthy and get a daily dose of exercise. In 2010, President Obama…