Sherry Blumenthal, MD, FACOG
Partner, Womencare OB/GYN, Willow Grove, PA
Medical Staff, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Abington Memorial Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Medicine
David Paul, MD
Neonatologist, Christiana Neonatal Associates
Christiana Care Health Systems
Leah Woodall, MPA
Chief, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Delaware Division of Public Health
Currently, approximately one-third of the U.S. adult population and 17 percent of American adolescents are obese. As the prevalence of obesity has grown significantly, obesity has become the second largest cause of preventable death in the United States, following tobacco. Obesity has become a serious health threat for women at every stage of life. It is linked as a serious factor in more than 30 conditions that effect women. Obesity in pregnancy can also affect health later in life for both mother and child. Women and their offspring are at increased risk for diabetes. Additional risks include heart disease and hypertension for women and a risk of future obesity and heart disease for children. Today's children and young adults are on track to mature into the most obese generation in US history, creating pressure on the health care system to deal with obesity- related disease.
This event will focus on the impact the obesity has on women and children as well prevention methods and programs in place from the state. The event is targeted towards obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care professionals that have direct contact with and are responsible for the prenatal and perinatal care of mothers and infants.
Registration is free.
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