Let’s Move! Sarah Palin

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Former Governor Sarah Palin recently claimed that First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity prevention campaign inappropriately usurps the role of parents in making food choices for their children. Her critical comments fail to recognize that, in too many instances, parents have become prisoners of school and community environments that restrict their child’s access to healthy […]

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Michelle Obama and America’s Fiscal Future

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During a breakout session at last winter’s White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit, President Obama’s chief economic advisor Larry Summers introduced the subject of Social Security reform by suggesting that an increase in the retirement age may be a prudent consideration given that “Americans are living longer”. When it was my turn to speak, I pointed […]

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Pivot Point: Health Disparities and Healthcare Reform

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Maya Rockeymore interviews Brian Smedley and discusses healthcare reform and issues of healthcare disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations. Reducing health disparities is essential to create health equity and strengthen the nation’s economic health overall.

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