Childhood obesity the subject of next health talk

Pediatric endocrinologist Lori Wagner, MD, will present “How to Be Healthy at Home: Addressing Childhood Diet and Exercise” from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Mission Outpatient Care Center in Clyde. Dr. Wagner’s talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so please pre-register by calling 213-2222 and selecting option 2.

“Being overweight and obese has become quite prevalent among children today, and it’s negatively affecting the health of our children,” said Dr. Wagner, a physician with Mission Children’s Hospital. “It is completely preventable and reversible.”

Dr. Wagner will discuss how to realistically incorporate healthy eating and exercise into a family’s hectic daily routine.

The Mission Outpatient Care Center is next to Mountain Eye Associates at 490 Hospital Drive in Clyde. Dr. Wagner’s presentation is part of the center’s Community Health Talk Series.

“It’s exciting to afford our community the opportunity to hear from our region’s specialists,” said Lisa Kim Fisher, the center’s director and a Clyde resident. “We offer a wide variety of primary and specialty care under one roof, and our goal is to afford area residents quality care, closer to home. Hosting the Community Health Talk Series and providing a service to the community assist us in accomplishing this goal.”

The last presentation in the center’s 2011 Community Health Talk Series will be 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8. Becky Pitts, an oncology nurse navigator with Mission Cancer, will address “Lung Cancer Today: Understanding Risks and Treatment Options.”

The Mission Outpatient Care Center in Clyde offers family medicine, imaging, laboratory, wound healing, orthopedics and neurosurgery specialty care.