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Sun June 30, 2013

Monday July 1st, 2013 The State Budget and How to Treat Obesity, Conversation Continued

The budget was passed on time this weekend. How inclusive will it be?
The budget was passed on time this weekend. How inclusive will it be?
Credit 90.5 WESA

These topics air Monday in the noon hour on 90.5 WESA

Where Do We Stand With The State Budget?
The $28.37 billion state budget plan passed this weekend, just hours before the deadline. We'll talk about what's in the plan, what still needs to be addressed and what it means for the Corbett administration. Harrisburg Patriot News Editor, John Micek has been tracking all of the details from the State Capitol.

Treating Obesity as a Disease
The American Medical Association officially re-classified obesity as a disease. Experts are now saying this recognition will enable doctors to better treat the 1 in 3 Americans who struggle with obesity. Health plans will be re-formulated to create more products to help patients manage their weight. Dr. Esa Davis, a practicing physician with UPMC, joins us to discuss the changes this re-classification will bring to the healthcare system.

A key component in treating people with obesity is diet and exercise. How do you get people to make a lifestyle change regarding nutrition? We'll talk with Judy Dodd, registered dietitian with UPMC about the nutritional component of treating obese people.

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