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Health care headlines; new pediatric obesity guidelines

Childhood Obesity
Seth Wenig
Associated Press
Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and some pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York, in a file photo from Jan. 21, 2014.

On this week’s program, we examined the biggest health care headlines with our monthly medical roundtable panelists:

  • Dr. Joseph Drazkowski, neurologist at Mayo Clinic Phoenix
  • Dr. Dacre Knight, internist/allergist at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
  • Chad Nielsen, director of accreditation and infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville

Plus, a look at new pediatric obesity guidelines.
Guest: Dr. Madeline Joseph, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the UF Pediatric Weight Management Center.

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