Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Most of $1 billion appropriated by Congress for disease prevention as part of the economic stimulus plan will go to a CDC-planned initiative to fight obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

"We finally have a plan," Sebelius told attendees at a CDC-sponsored conference on obesity in Washington DC. She said the Obama administration will give states and local governments more money to control obesity, including investing in public transportation.


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