Pediatricians Miss Childhood Obesity Epidemic

In another case of physicians not spending more time observing, talking to and consulting with their patients rather than prescribing them drugs, pediatritions may be the weak link in the epidemic of childhood obesity. In 66 percent of the office visits by obese children at a Pittsburgh hospital, pediatricians didn't note a child was overweight, according to a recent study. In many cases, parents and physicians wait for children to grow out of it, one physician said, although even...

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