The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

Dr. Audrey Ross Powell MD

"...Oftentimes we think about good food and bad food. So getting rid of that language, so there's not good food or bad food..." - Dr. Audrey Ross Powell, MD

Are children aware of what is happening to their health? In this episode, Dr. Powell teaches us how important is for adults to teach their children healthy habits related to food and exercise, so common diseases that affected mostly adults, don’t affect them so hard like it is nowadays. She also points out the intensity of diseases in colored and poor children compared to others, giving us something to reflect about. Dr. Audrey Ross Powell is physician with over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and an Internist (Physician for Adults). She completed dual residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Her medical degree is from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She enjoys collaborating across the healthcare spectrum to provide compassionate care and believes in putting the patient first. In addition, she enjoys empowering patients and families with knowledge along their health journeys. She is an effective communicator and strategist. She prides herself as a lifelong learner and is passionate about health and happiness. In her spare time, she enjoys charitable work, traveling and spending time with her family.

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