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Percentage of Obese Adults by Ethnicity

Obesity is a contributing cause to many or most (all?) of the medical problems EMS professionals encounter. How has your agency adapted to assess, treat, and transport the increasing number of obese adults?

Source: CDC MMWR Quick Stats

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.