Healthy Vision 2020
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Healthy Vision 2020
Bringing into focus a clear and distinct view of the rest of this decade in Texas health care. Offering a sharp perception of what lies ahead and what we must change to keep us all healthy.
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The ABCs of Beating Obesity

The ABCs of Beating Obesity | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

Obesity is so entrenched in the U.S. that it will take an intense push by schools, employers, doctors and others to reverse an epidemic that accounts for billions of dollars in annual health-care costs.

 

Among our recommendations:

- Increase funding for improving access to healthy foods; increase access to parks and recreational facilities; and promote worksite wellness policies.

- Improve the health of Texas students by increasing physical activity and reducing barriers to student participation in safe school sport activities. 

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How Washington went soft on childhood obesity

How Washington went soft on childhood obesity | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C.(Reuters) - In the political arena, one side is winning the war on child obesity.The side with the fattest wallets.After aggressive lobbying, Congress declared pizza a vegetable to protect...

Obesity is costing America billions of dollars and thousands of lives. We need to rally around solutions, not fight them.
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As America's waistline expands, costs soar

* $190 billion a year in excess medical spending* Many costs borne by non-obese, as in higher insurancepremiums* Anti-obesity campaigners say highlighting costs should spur policy changes?

Here's an amazing stat: that extra $190 billion a year is about 20 percent of health care spending. One analyst says these costs, passed along to taxpayers and non-obese health insurance customers, amount to the "second-hand smoke of obesity."
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7 Diseases That Strike Younger Than You Think

7 Diseases That Strike Younger Than You Think | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it
Find out if the healthy habits you're following could be improved to help your health. Get advice on how to lose weight, burn more calories, get happy, live longer, shorten the duration of a cold, end pain and more.
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