Jefferson pediatrician Gary Emmett, MD, discusses the potential long-term consequences of physical inactivity among American adolescents
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Jefferson’s long-term partnership with Project HOME to bringing health care to communities in need throughout the city in an effort to eliminate chronic homelessness through health and wellness education and services with $1 million donation toward the Stephen Klein Wellness Center, a 30,000-square foot comprehensive medical facility and wellness center in North Philadelphia.
A recent report provides a detailed look at the obesity epidemic in America, including state by state rankings of overall health, obesity, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles and more. The health consequences of weight related chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes mean that while we are living longer we are often “unnecessarily sicker.”