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Medical Schools Lag in Obesity Training

Many doctors do not discuss weight problems with obese patients, regardless of how overweight they are. Part of the reason is that most doctors have not been trained to treat obesity. At the Duke University Medical Center, the school has created the first ever obesity curriculum for medical students. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.