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"Obesity Epidemic" -- ABC World News Tonight (November 18, 2009)

Obesity Weighs Down Health Care” -- CBS News (November 17, 2009)

America's Greatest Health Threat: Obesity” -- Business Week, by Catherine Arnst (November 17, 2009)

Obesity Numbers Speak for Themselves

Want to know where obesity trends are headed in the next 10 years? Check out the 2009 America’s Health Rankings report, released today and sponsored by UnitedHealth Foundation, Partnership for Prevention and the American Public Health Association.

Thursday Reads

Health-Bill Battle Won't Get a Recess” -- Wall Street Journal, by Naftali Bendavid and Louise Radnofsky (November 12, 2009)

Wednesday Reads

How to Control Rising Health Care Costs” -- New York Times, The Editors (November 10, 2009)

Moderates Go Their Own Way on Health Care” -- Roll Call, by David M. Drucker (November 10, 2009)

Tuesday Reads

LETTER TO EDITOR: Preventive myth-busting” -- Washington Times, by Kenneth Thorpe (November 8, 2009)

Senate Races the Clock” -- Roll Call, by Emily Pierce (November 10, 2009)

Why preventive care is critical” -- Washington Post, by Pamela A.

Monday Reads

In Final Hours, an Intense Push for 'Yes' Votes” -- Wall Street Journal, by Jonathan Weisman and Naftali Bendavid (November 9, 2009)

Senators Prepare for Health Reform Battle” -- Roll Call, by David M.

Thursday Reads

House expected to vote on health bill Saturday” -- Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery (November 5, 2009)

Harkin Stresses Prevention in Health Care Bill” -- Congressional Quarterly, by Jane Norman (November 4, 2009)

Evidence Ignored, Prevention Misunderstood

On Nov. 3, the Washington Times published the editorial, “The myth of preventive care,” which suggests prevention is being over promised in the political rhetoric surrounding health reform.

Once again we’re throwing the baby out with the bath water—saying that prevention never saves money is simply inaccurate.

I’m not saying prevention is a cure-all—it is most effective paired with payment and delivery system reforms.

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