The Great Debate

The most dangerous mistake you can make during flu season

By Jonathan Grant and Jirka Taylor
October 25, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Flu season is upon us, marked by public health campaigns and reminders to get vaccinated.

Why the surge in obesity?

By Lane Kenworthy
June 22, 2012

Editor’s note: This post is republished from the author’s blog.

The Weight of the Nation is a four-part series on obesity in America by HBO Films and the Institute of Medicine, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It’s been showing on HBO and can be viewed online. Each of the four parts is well done and informative.