Top Talkers: The American Medical Association has decided to recognize obesity as a disease requiring treatment, and the Morning Joe panel -- including CNBC's Jim Cramer and former senior advisor for the McCain–Palin campaign Nicolle Wallace -- discusses the group's decision.
A new decision by the American Medical Association to classify obesity as a disease could change the way doctors and insurance companies treat and cover obese patients. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses what it could mean for people who struggle with their weight.
The American Medical Association has a lot of clout in Washington, D.C., NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports, and although insurance companies are likely to push back – this may change the way we speak about obesity.
Rachel Maddow reports on the campaign for the presidency of Iran, from hours-long marathon debates to the role of impassioned weeping by candidates.
Maya Wiley from The Center for Social Inclusion discusses the one trillion dollar bill that no one is talking about - the Farm Bill - and what it will provide, and won't, for Americans.
Dr. Molly Bray, a geneticist at University of Alabama at Birmingham, tells NBC’s Nancy Snyderman obesity risk is linked to environment and DNA and learning that is empowering to people who may have trouble sticking with an exercise program.
Geneticist Molly Bray, who has isolated millions of DNA samples from thousands of subjects, found that people with one type of FTO sequence are more likely to keep exercising while those with a different type of sequence are more likely to give up. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
Yale Prevention Research Center's Dr. David Katz talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about addressing and eliminating obesity and tips for eating healthier.
FILE - MARCH 11, 2013: It was reported that a state judge has blocked New York City from moving forward with Mayor Bloomberg's large sugary drink ban which would go in effect tomorrow March 11, 2013. NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: Andrea Herbert attends a protest billed as the `'Million Big Gulp March
Mark Mastrov, founder, 24 Hour Fitness speaks at the An Unhealthy America: Obesity and the Economic Implications of Chronic Disease panel at 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills California April 28, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Eric Moore attends a protest billed as the `'Million Big Gulp March" in lower Manhattan which is opposed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to prohibit licensed food service establishments from using containers larger than 16 ounces on Monday in New York City. In an attempt by the administration
Will New York's proposed ban on soda help fight obesity? Our cartoonists weigh in.