Author Archives: Wendy Scinta

I would like to clarify the statistics published in the July 25 front-page article, “Linking Abuse to Obesity.” It should have stated that up to 75 percent of my morbidly obese female patients have been affected, not 75 percent of all of my female patients. Not all obese females are victims of abuse, and not all abuse victims are obese. Unfortunately, the correlation does exist with concerning frequency. [Read more]

As childhood obesity continues to be a significant concern in the United States, researchers are taking a closer look at the best ways to help obese children reach and maintain a healthy weight. New studies suggest that nonintensive weight management programs that utilize frequent visits with a healthcare provider may produce lasting results. [Read more]