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Critically Speaking

Aug 28, 2019

Welcome to the second part of our interview with Dr. Hugh Waters, Director of Health Economics Research at the Milken Institute.  A few weeks ago, Dr. Waters presented us with the astounding economic costs of the rise of obesity in the United States, both from health expenditures and lost work and wages.  1.7...

Aug 21, 2019

When we think of the obesity epidemic, we tend to focus on the risks of various diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease and many others that we discussed in an earlier podcast episode with Dr. Hugh Waters of the Milken Institute.  But evidence emerging from a number of studies suggest that obesity...

Aug 14, 2019

The obesity epidemic has very complex and interacting drivers.  The intervention, however, is depicted in simple terms: eat less and exercise more.  But it's not so simple.  The way in which products are marketed and the way society views the concept of "normal" are important but less obvious contributors.  Dr....

Aug 7, 2019

With over 70% of Americans falling into the categories of being overweight or having obesity, and the increasing health decrements associated with these conditions, Dr. Hugh Waters, Health Economist with the Milken Foundations discusses the various associated disease and their economic costs with Therese.