WVIA-TV’s “Call The Doctor” to focus on Obesity and Diabetes this April. | WVIA

WVIA-TV’s “Call The Doctor” to focus on Obesity and Diabetes this April.

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PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA-TV’s Call the Doctor, hosted by Dr. Lauren Hazzouri, will feature two all new episodes this month talking about the subjects of Obesity and Diabetes.


The goal is to help viewers recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to preventing obesity and to learn about the options and choices they have while living with diabetes.


The first episode is titled “Obesity: Prevention and Lifestyle” and will premiere Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Interviewed panelists for the episode include: Mary Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Nutrition Links Supervisor,  Penn State Extension, Julia Grocki, MS, MA, RD, LDN, Mindful Eating,  Geisinger Health System, Kathleen “Kay” Jones is a psychologist and executive director of Schuylkill VISION, The Commonwealth Medical College, Nina Poliak, MD, MPH, FAAP, Pediatrician, The Wright Center, Jila Kaberi-Otarod, M.D., CNSC, a physician at the Geisinger Center for Nutrition and Weight Management and Kathryn Long, RDN, LDN, Healthy Living Coordinator, Weis Markets.


The episode will also feature testimonials from Julia Grocki, Jess Ford and Jennica Drake.


The second episode is titled “Diabetes: What to Know” and will premiere Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV and will focus on how to live with diabetes. Interviewed panelists for the episode include: Sarah Shuff, Development Manager, JDRF, Jill Fabri, RD, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator, Endocrinology, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center,Geisinger Health System, Christopher Gibson, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology fellow in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Lacey Hessling, MS, RDN, LDN. Clinical Dietitian at Pocono Medical Center, Jacob Tomaszewski, CIT Director and Marketing Coordinator for Setebaid Services and Sarah Shuff, Development Manager, JDRF.


The episodes will also feature testimonials from Drew and Krista Wargo and Wemara Lichty.


Encore presentations of “Call the Doctor Obesity: Prevention and Lifestyle” and “Call the Doctor Diabetes: What to Know” will be shown throughout the month on WVIA-TV.


For more information on WVIA-TV’s “Call The Doctor” visit wvia.org/ctd.


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