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Harry’s Take: Should the U.S. have a first lady?

Harry’s Take: Should the U.S. have a first lady?

March 30, 2014


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First lady Michelle Obama made a notably successful and uncontroversial trip to China last week — only her third solo trip during her time in office. She has rarely made forays into foreign affairs — instead focusing on the nation’s eating habits, which is why this trip seemed such an unusual...

Greater social effort needed to combat child obesity

Greater social effort needed to combat child obesity

February 26, 2014


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As child obesity increases, pediatric surgeons in the United States are faced with a new predicament — the lowering age of weight-loss surgery recipients. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, one of many concerns with pediatric weight-loss surgeries is that there is no data available on how the abrupt change in nutrition could...