Some of the biggest battles we face involve our waists. Obesity, from
shaving off an extra 5 pounds to a struggle with hundreds of pounds of
excess weight, is a daily battle for millions of Americans. How can we
stay healthy in a fast-food nation?
We'll help you win this battle of the bulge through an interactive
primetime healthcare special: The Cutting Edge: Fighting the Fat will
air Sept. 7 across the Gannett broadcast network.
The Cutting Edge: Fighting the Fat is
the first of three hourlong specials providing in-depth coverage on
some of the most threatening health concerns for Americans. It takes
news cameras to some of the nation's premier obesity treatment centers
to talk to the experts about how obesity is impacting our country and
what we can do about it.
We'll sit down with individuals and families who are fighting to
change their lives through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. We'll
go to the frontlines of healthcare innovation to show you how doctors
are developing new treatments that could save patients' lives. And we'll
offer tips from experts on how to work toward healthy eating and
Best of all, you'll get to be part of the show. Send your interesting
and thought-provoking comments through Twitter with the hashtag
#cuttingedgemed during the show and post comments on your station's
Facebook page. Also, log on to your news station's Web site during the
Fighting the Fat program for a live webcast where elite medical
professionals will answer questions you've posted on social media. Later
on, we'll write additional stories based on the questions you had on
To join in the conversation or find out more about the next two
installments of Cutting Edge focusing on cancer and heart health, like
Cutting Edge Med on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.