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The O Word: How to Think about Obesity in a Patient-Centered Way

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The O Word: How to Think about Obesity in a Patient-Centered Way

September 20, 2014
9:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Audience: 
Social Workers

According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Youth who are overweight or obese are more likely to struggle with risk factors related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem. In this session you will learn about the dynamics related to childhood obesity and how to have a positive impact.

Speakers: 
Tania Heller, MD, FAAP, CEDS
Moderators: 
Joanne Fadale Wagner, MSW, LICSW, CCM