Obesity 
Obesity means having too much body fat.
 
Source: Medlineplus
 
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Agencies and Support Groups
 
Local 
    
Support Group Meetings

Edwardsville
"Weigh to Go!" meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Center for Health Education, Thomas P. Saxton Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville, PA.

Hazleton
Adjustable Band patients meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM at the Hazleton General Hospital Office and Education Building 1st floor Hazleton, PA.

Gastric Bypass patients meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM at the Hazleton General Hospital Office and Education Building 1st floor Hazleton, PA.
 
Kingston
The Gastric Bypass Support Group meets at Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston.  Meetings held every Tuesday from 5-8:00 P.M.  For more information call (570) 864-3289.

Other
 
A listing of local TOPS Chapter's in Northeastern Pennsylvania
 

Bariatric surgery is offered at Hazleton General Hospital and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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State 

 
Information on adopting healthy behaviors for adults and children.
 
Find a list of meetings near where you live. 
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National

Offers helpful information on overweight children
 
Developed  Obesity Initiative 2008 which incorporated patient education on the GI risks of overweight and obesity. 
 
Comprehensive coverage of research, advocacy,  treatment, statistics   related to obesity.
 
The ASBP is organized to support the practice and continuing education of bariatric surgeons and other health professionals. 
  
A scientific society dedicated to obesity-related research.
 
An advocacy group to promote the public awareness of the growing problem of obesity.             
 
 
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 Additional Resources
                         
  
 
 
 
 
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Last updated: July 25, 2011