Mapping Out the Starting Point

February 17, 2011

When health disparities in urban populations are discussed at the University of Chicago Medical Center, it’s not an abstract, far-away concept. Only a few blocks west and south of the hospital campus are some of the poorest neighborhoods in [Read more]

A Community Cure for Oklahoma

December 2, 2010

In a time of worrying American health statistics, some states definitely have it worse than others. On many measures of health and health system performance, Oklahoma ranks near the bottom of the list – or in the case of fattest states, near [Read more]

Urban Crime and the Waistline

October 14, 2010

It’s well established that environment can influence a person’s weight as much as their genes or their behavior. For people growing up in inner city environments where fast food restaurants and liquor stores far outnumber grocery stores [Read more]

The Family That Eats Together…

June 23, 2010

Attaining a healthy weight is often billed as an individual pursuit, with television commercials eagerly encouraging customers to take hold of their habits. But for all the calorie-counting and exercise schedules you can give a person, their [Read more]