Childhood Obesity Counseling South San Francisco CA

How can parents halt the creeping epidemic that threatens our kids’ futures? The solution: Change the environment so they can move more and eat well. In our push-button, remote-control, car-oriented culture—where pizza makes house calls and kids between the ages of 2 and 17 spend more than three years of their waking lives watching TV— we’ve created the fattest generation in history.

Dr. Dawn Heather Siegel
Daly City, CA
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Pediatrics

Annette Finkel, MD, FAAP
(650) 742-2648
1200 El Camino Rd
South San Francisco, CA
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Pediatrics
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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James Michael Mc Carty, MD
1 Dna Way
South San Francisco, CA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1979

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Michael Calvin Samn, MD
(415) 742-2326
1200 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA
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Pediatrics
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Male
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jerome Linus Murphy, MD
(415) 742-2794
1200 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dawn Heather Siegel, MD
Daly City, CA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1998

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Gwendolyn Anne Fyfe, MD
(650) 225-1000
1 Dna Way
South San Francisco, CA
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Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr. Dennis William Tom
(650) 742-2490
1200 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA
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Pediatrics

Dr. Marina Gan Tan
South San Francisco, CA
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Pediatrics

Abha Goel, MD
1200 El Camino Real
S San Fran, CA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Lady Hardinge Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Curbing Childhood Obesity

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How can parents halt the creeping epidemic that threatens our kids’ futures? The solution: Change the environment so they can move more and eat well.

In our push-button, remote-control, car-oriented culture—where pizza makes house calls and kids between the ages of 2 and 17 spend more than three years of their waking lives watching TV— we’ve created the fattest generation in history.

Waistlines are widening in people of all ages, but “our children, in particular, are gaining weight to a dangerous degree and at an alarming rate,” warns the Institute of Medicine of Washington, DC, in a new action plan (“Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance”) commissioned by Congress to address this growing public health threat. In just 30 years, the prevalence of childhood obesity has soared, with nearly one in three American kids now tipping the scales past healthy weight.

Once dismissed as harmless “baby fat,” childhood obesity is increasingly recognized as a serious health threat that can lead to numerous physical ailments such as type 2 diabetes. In fact, one-fourth of obese kids ages 5 to 10 already have at least two components of what is called metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health problems (including insulin resistance, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) that increases the risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes. Overweight kids also are more likely to be ostracized and bullied—or to bully others.

The grim reality is that obesity exerts a life-shortening effect, which threatens to reverse the steady rise in life expectancy observed in the modern era, contends a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Today’s children are on track to be the first generation in U.S. history to live less healthy, and even shorter, lives than their parents.

How did we get this way? Increasingly, experts point to our “obesogenic” environment, which encourages people to eat too much and move too little.

“We live in a world where the energy demands of daily living are at a historic low and the availability of high-calorie, easily obtainable, inexpensive food is at a historic high,” notes Harold Kohl, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. “We’ve created the ‘perfect storm’ for obesity—particularly for children.”

Numerous societal changes have dramatically reduced the amount of energy children burn, while expanding the number of calories they consume. Budget-crunched schools have cut back or eliminated physical education classes—and sometimes even recess. Working parents concerned about safety would rather their kids play video games or watch TV indoors than run around outside. Computers have revolutionized the classroom, entertainment, shopping and communication. Fast food, in “super size” portions, is everywhere—even in some schools—as are vending machines stocked with sodas and chips.

“Our willpower hasn’t changed” in just 30 short years, notes Yale University obesity expe...

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