(Napa, CA ) – On August 12, 2010, Queen of the Valley Medical Center along with Honorary Co-Host Congressman Mike Thompson will host a community forum on causes, effects, and possible solutions for the nationwide epidemic of Childhood Obesity.
Childhood obesity occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. It is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to serious adult health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression.
Joining Congressman Thompson at the Queen will be other area elected officials, physicians, educators and other national and regional experts on childhood obesity —along with Napa area residents who will share inspiring, personal experiences and successes in overcoming this nationwide epidemic.
Where: Queen of the Valley Medical Center – Main Conference Rooms
1000 Trancas Street, Napa
When: August 12, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For more information, please contact Susan Carrington at 707-251-2015.
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging center and full-service emergency department, and many other specialty services. Information about Queen of the Valley can be found at www.thequeen.org .
Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.
For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit www.thequeen.org