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<< Managing Childhood Obesity In The Emergency Department

Summary

Considering the scope and more than 20-year recognition of the childhood obesity epidemic, the United States medical system's response has only slowly gained momentum in terms of screening, identification, lifestyle counseling, and treatment.105 As the prevalence of obesity has increased in children and adolescents, the complications are being recognized and the prevention and treatment of obesity have emerged as challenges to the emergency clinician.

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