Childhood obesity has become so widespread in the U.S. that it threatens military readiness, but bills currently moving through the Texas Legislature could help alleviate the problem, according to a pair of state lawmakers.
TMA advocates for physicians and patients on promoting healthy lifestyles. TMA testified during the Senate Health and Human Services interim hearing on recommendations for promoting healthy aging in Texas.
At a time when obesity and diabetes are on the rise, medical schools still struggle to provide ample training in nutrition, some studies show. Texas Medicine takes a closer look at some Texas programs integrating nutrition into the curriculum.
Texas Medical Association policy recognizes obesity during pregnancy as a preventable health condition that poses significant risks for mothers and infants.
Texas Medicine looks at the role of obesity during pregnancy.
Ready to practice what you preach? TMA's Walk With a Doc program is part of a national grassroots movement devoted to encouraging healthy physical activity.
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