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Healthy You with Pamela Hughes: Fighting the wrong war on obesity

What if we're fighting the wrong war when it comes to obesity?

I recently watched a fascinating TED talk from an emergency room doctor who admits compassion for overweight and obese patients often is not quite as deep as it is for those who are sick with a disease through no fault of their own, like cancer.

He asks the question, "What if some of our fundamental ideas on obesity were just plain wrong? Even worse, what if we're blaming the victim instead of the condition?"

I don't pretend to be a medical expert, but I have to believe that this idea is worth looking into.

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Pamela left Pittsburgh, PA in 1996 to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University and has never looked back. Since then, her radio career has taken her to Wisconsin; she has been a public speaker for and has taught a few semesters at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. Currently, she is pulling double duty on the Bruce St. Jame's Show. She spends half the show providing a woman's perspective on the top talk topics of the day and the other half of the show delivering informative, relatable newscasts to our KTAR listeners.

Once the show is over, Pamela gets out of the studio and gets into the newsroom where she is also the Managing Editor of the KTAR News Department.

When she isn't behind a microphone or chasing the big story of the day, you'll find Pamela at home with her husband Kris, daughter Riley and her crazy Chocolate Lab named Chewie. Her professional and personal life keep her quite busy but when she manages to find a few free moments she likes to spend them in her garden, working out, trying new recipes and discovering new restaurants.


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