According to the American Heart Association, childhood obesity is the number one health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking. How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? To discuss this epidemic, host Dr. Prathima Setty welcomes Dr. Janine Rethy, pediatrician and director of community medicine at Healthworks of Northern Virginia. Dr. Rethy has won numerous awards and grants in response to the obesity epidemic. She is founder and directs the Healthworks PALS program, a multi-disciplinary community-centered approach to pediatric obesity.
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