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October 5, 2017 Tennessee Ranked Top 5 for Childhood Obesity

By Brittney L Jackson Based on the most recent data, Tennessee has the fifth-highest childhood obesity rate at 20.5 percent in kids from ages 10-17, according to a project study by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation….

August 29, 2016 The Food We Eat Daily That Leads To Poor Heart Health For Our Children

By: Bill Frist, M.D. Earlier this year, I called attention to the dangers added sugars pose to cardiovascular health and other health outcomes.  In the months since, many people have told me how surprised they’ve been to learn about the…

June 1, 2016 How excess salt is killing us, and the FDA guidance that can change it

June 1, 2016 | The Hill By Former Sens. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) Imagine saving 100,000 lives a year—preventing a plane crash each day—just by removing a half teaspoon of salt a day from the foods we…