Obesity & Diabetes

More than two years ago, our news station put the spotlight on obesity and diabetes through this special series. It continues to be an incredible public health problem both locally and nationally, with obesity rates continuing to climb across the U.S. In this program, story topics include the extent of obesity today, with local and national statistics; comparing health habits between large cities and rural areas, and what causes the disparities; the long-term consequences of obesity, which include not just heart disease and diabetes but certain types of cancers, as well; taking a closer look at eating healthy, and how sugars, high sodium levels and other ingredients can make even "healthy" food options have the opposite effect; what kind of exercising actually has a real impact on weight loss; physical education and health in schools, and how it can be impacted by varying budgets in different districts.

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  • Parent Child Center

    Hagerstown, Maryland
    301-791-2224

  • Over the Rainbow Children's Advocacy Center

    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    717-504-8491
    www.OverTheRainbowCAC.org

  • Women in Need

    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    717-264-4444
    www.WINServices.org/home.aspx

  • CASA Hagerstown

    Hagerstown, Maryland
    24 Hour Hotline: 301-739-8975
    www.CasaInc.org

  • Bikers Against Child Abuse

    Eastern Panhandle
    304-725-5114
    www.WestVirginia.bacaworld.org

  • CASA Eastern Panhandle

    Eastern Panhandle
    304-263-5100
    www.MyCasaEP.org

  • STAND UP Against Child Abuse Movement

    Meets Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00pm
    South Pavilion in Hagerstown City Park

  • Safe Place, Washington County
    Child Advocacy Center

    Hagerstown, Maryland
    240-420-4308
    www.SafePlaceCAC.org

  • Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center

    Martinsburg, West Virginia
    304-264-0225
    www.ChildhsWV.org/sites/martin.htm

  • Walk to End Child Abuse

    Hancock, Maryland
    Saturday, April 30, 2016
    8:00am - 12:00 pm at Widmeyer Park

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