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The Importance of Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child’s Weight Management Program

The Importance of Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child’s Weight Management Program

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Going to the doctor for diagnosis, treatment and medication is part of normal life, as we all get sick and doctors are there to help us feel better. However, primary care physicians, along with nutritionists and dietitians can play a big role in the lives of their patients, especially the patients who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight.

The HAND Pathway: Winning the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The HAND Pathway: Winning the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

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Today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese. Among children, obesity causes a broad range of health problems, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels. There are also psychological effects of obesity on children including low self-esteem, negative body image, and depression. Having excess weight at a young age has been linked to higher and earlier death rates in adulthood.