CME Course Covers Obesity Management in Children, Adolescents

A new Texas Health Steps continuing medical education (CME) program can help to equip Texas Health Steps physicians and providers and others with best practices in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.

Overweight and obesity among young people has reached crisis proportions, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show Texas adolescents are among the most obese in the country. Risk assessment, early intervention, and promotion of healthy lifestyle choices are keys to improving health and preventing the development of chronic health conditions. Former Texas Pediatric Society President Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, presents the course, which provides a step-by-step approach to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, along with guidelines for promoting family-based adoption of healthy habits. Visit the Texas Health Steps website to enroll in the course.

Participants can earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing the course.

Action, Nov. 15, 2016

Last Updated On

November 14, 2016

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