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Childhood obesity is officially an epidemic, as defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. Left unchecked and untreated, the short – and long-term consequences of childhood obesity can be severe – and last for generations!
Dr. Paula Gustafson
Fortunately medical professionals and board-certified physicians like Dr. Paula Gustafson are rising to the occasion to combat this epidemic. We invite you to join with us.
Why is a Health Network like Major Health Partners supporting an obesity prevention initiative?
The best way to reverse an epidemic is to prevent it from starting!
Childhood obesity – while representing very serious potential health consequences – does not typically exhibit symptoms traditional of epidemics. There probably isn't an elevated fever or chronic pain associated with childhood obesity. Because there's no typical physical pain, obesity elements may initially be easy to ignore.
But the negative effects on a child's heart, on their pancreas and other vital organs, on their joints – all of these problems can appear and last for a very long time as a result of unchecked childhood obesity.
These consequences can be prevented!
Major Health Partners (MHP), located in Shelbyville, Indiana, holds a long and positive history in supporting critical health initiatives like Major Easy 3. Major Hospital, which serves as the anchor facility for Major Health Partners, has captured numerous national awards and designations for outstanding healthcare delivery. The hospital has been noted for high degrees of patient satisfaction by Press-Ganey, and has twice been named one of America's “Top 100 Hospital” by Thomson Reuters.
MHP provides financial and professional support for Major Easy 3 because the prevention of childhood obesity – and the reversal of current trends toward obesity in all sectors of American life – represent issues that we all should be concerned about. MHP encourages other medical professionals, parents, community leaders and people like you to get involved and stay involved in turning around this epidemic.
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