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 exercising habits.
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 the series.
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.