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Caring for obese patients in St. Louis

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Ryan Niemiec, Psy. D., with a food diary in hand (KWMU photo)

By Robert Frederick, KWMU

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St. Louis, MO – At St. Louis University's care center in Des Peres, physicians are integrating physical health care with psychology. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, remodeling plans include making doorways wider.

It's all a part of caring for an increasing population of obese patients.

KWMU's science reporter Robert Frederick has been following local efforts to prevent, treat, adapt, and pay for the chronic disease of obesity the number-one risk factor for health.

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