Obesity and Kids

Is your child’s sedentary lifestyle of playing videogames, watching TV or being on their phones affecting their waistlines? They’re not alone. Diagnoses by pediatricians of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and painful joint conditions have increased in recent years. The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines for treating childhood obesity, and the report has some parents starting to realize that taking action now can save their children from a lifetime of health issues.

Host: Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at Baptist Hospital and Chief Population Health Officer at Baptist Health.
Guest: Anthony Gonzalez, M.D., Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at South Miami Hospital

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