Childhood Obesity: Attacking a Crushing Epidemic

Carla, one of my patients, stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs just over 250 pounds. She finds it difficult to walk more than 50 feet without extreme shortness of breath. Her weight has brought on diabetes, requiring insulin shots. It has made it so difficult for her to breathe while asleep that she needs a breathing machine at night to keep her airway open. She is ashamed of her appearance and dreads being around her peers. She is isolated and cannot enjoy activities most people take for...Full Story
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