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    Kaiser Permanente Helps Launch Groundbreaking Series that Targets America’s Obesity Epidemic

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    (3BL Media) May 2, 2012 - Kaiser Permanente, in conjunction with five major organizations, is launching a major public-health campaign during May aimed at obesity, excess weight and their effects on the nation’s health.

    As part of a commitment to the total health of its members and communities, Kaiser Permanente is joining with Home Box Office (HBO), the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Medicine, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch The Weight of the Nation — a four-part documentary series that will be available to all cable subscribers (not just HBO subscribers) on May 14 and 15. HBO is offering this “open signal” as part of its commitment to public health. There will also be an option of viewing the films with Spanish subtitles.

    Today, May 1, has been declared The Weight of the Nation Day and HBO will host a series of events around the country to raise awareness, educate communities about the risks o