Sugary drinks are causing chronic illnesses — we need policy changes to combat them (The Hill)

"Numerous studies have shown that regular consumption of sugary drinks is a major factor in childhood obesity, promoting public health officials to call for eliminating these empty calories as the single biggest lifestyle change parents and children can make," said Dr. Wen.

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The city has opened its 14th virtual supermarket at Ruscombe Gardens, a low-income housing complex in Northwest Baltimore. “With the support of our partners and generous organizations, we can invest in solutions to the critical issue of food access and work together to level the playing field so that our older adults can choose healthy options to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen. 

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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Responds to the President’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse

BALTIMORE, MD (March 19, 2018) - “While it is laudable that President Trump is devoting time and attention to the opioid epidemic, much of his announcement today is deeply troubling."

Baltimore City church taking steps to fight opioid addiction (WMAR)

 Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church invited Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner to educate and bring awareness to the current opioid crisis.

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