April 11, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • Health experts are warning that preparations for future public health emergencies must include chronic diet-related illnesses, including those stemming from the obesity crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that Americans were more vulnerable to serious illness and death in part because of high rates of obesity and related diseases like diabetes, especially among older adults, communities of color, and disadvantaged communities. Experts are calling for more awareness and preventive care, and for Medicare to cover FDA-approved obesity medications. (Article here)