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Understanding Obesity in America

Health and Wellness

HANFORD – Obesity affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP). It’s a health concern that increases the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Dr. Randy Beddoe, with Adventist Health Physicians Network, will discuss the trends of obesity in America and examine how we got to this state. Dr. Beddoe will also provide the community with the tools needed to combat this epidemic.

Dr. Beddoe has been practicing family medicine in Hanford since 2001 and has served as a faculty member for the Hanford Family Practice Residency Program for eight years. He graduated medical school from the prestigious Loma Linda University and completed residency training at Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency.

If you would like to attend Dr. Beddoe’s First Friday with a Physician presentation on obesity, from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 5, please RSVP by June 3 to (559)-537-1530 or visit The presentation is free and will take place at Adventist Medical Center – Hanford, 115 Mall Drive, in Conference Rooms 2 & 3. Seating is limited to 50.