In Boston, a new program empowers doctors to give low-income patients a cheap bike-share membership.
We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do
Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.
The groups with the lowest obesity rates? The richest white women and the poorest black men.
We've made it harder than ever for kids to walk, bike or even play outside and the consequences are dire.
Walking to school shouldn't be a big deal. But it's become one because of short-sighted planning and dangerous, difficult roads.
Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.
Tracking obesity rates based on your interest in outdoor fitness, health and wellness, and television.
Are you listening, Mayor Bloomberg?
Public parks in upper-income, predominantly-white communities in Kansas City were more likely to have playgrounds, water features and trails.
New research from Toronto finds that immigrants living in that city's least walkable neighborhoods were more than 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes.
The country's most pressing non-contagious health crisis seems to act like it is one. What does that mean for public health policy?
Our car-dependent lifestyle has led to a dramatic rise in obesity-related illnesses. But we can do something about it.
Obesity rates have skyrocketed in China over the last generation, at the same time that its cities have exploded. A group of researchers is now trying to pin down the relationship between the two.
Deductive reasoning says Seattleites should drink 'em while they got 'em.
According to research in Pediatrics, active friends can make us more active.
42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030 - why aren't we doing more to fight this?
A new study suggests that zip codes are as important as genetic code in childhood obesity.
The factors behind the relative obesity of America's cities.
In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking
The home retail giant is building a walkable, mostly car-free neighborhood in East London