Author Archives: Tanya Baytor


Latino Population in the U.S. Disproportionately Affected by the Obesity Crisis

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Recently, there have been a number of studies showing that the Latino population in the United States is disproportionately affected by obesity.  With Latinos as the fastest–growing ethnic group in the United States, this critical public health issue must be addressed sooner rather than later.  As evidence on the impact of obesity on the Latino […]

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New Article on Implementation of Obamacare and Its Implications for Global Health

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This blog excerpts an article—Outlook for Obamacare—published in the Fall 2012 edition of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. In the article, my colleague at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Katie Keith, and I describe the changes ushered in by the Affordable Care Act, how states and the federal government have implemented the law […]

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Swifter, Higher, Stronger…Fatter?: The Olympic Games and Junk Food Advertising to Children

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Over the past two weeks, the 2012 Olympic Games have showcased remarkable athletic achievements in varying feats of skill, speed, strength and agility and are a testament to the boundless potential of the human body.  The Olympic Games are—or at least should be—a source of inspiration for children around the world to lead healthy, active […]

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