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Help for a healthier lifestyle: ETMC Medical Weight Management

Katie Root, MD

Noon, December 6, 2016

More than a third of Americans are obese, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity affects individuals in a number of ways – emotionally, physically and financially, to name a few.

Obesity-related conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. Medical costs associated with obesity in the United States were $147 billion in 2008.

At our next forum, board-certified internal medicine physician and obesity specialist Katie Root, MD, will discuss the causes of obesity and the changes it causes in the body, as well as how to make weight loss last.

Location: ETMC Pavilion conference center

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Lunch will be served.

Parking is available next to the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive in Tyler.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Please pre-register by dialing 866-333-ETMC (3862), press 6 or fill out the form below.

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