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Connections: How communication can be more effective in regard to weight and personal health

Apr 2, 2021

During a discussion about Body Mass Index, or BMI, Connections listeners reached out to describe their own experiences with weight shaming. Some of those experiences happened in their own doctors' offices.

This hour, we explore how communication, especially in medical settings, can be more effective in regard to weight and personal health. Our guests:

  • Holly Russell, M.D., medical director of clinical and community-based programs at the Center for Community Health and Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center 
  • Jill Chodak, clinical dietitian at the Center for Community Health and Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center 
  • Donna Burnette, mother, wife, and professional