By Wendy Sarubbi | May 11, 2016 3:10 pm

Dr. Judy Simms-Cendan, a College of Medicine faculty member who specializes in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, shared her expertise on young women’s health during WOFL FOX 35’s Good Day Orlando show May 11.

WOFL’s “Health Watch” segment discussed recent scientific studies that show young girls stop participating in sports once they begin puberty, in large part because of concerns about their physical appearance and development. Dr. Simms-Cendan, an associate professor of obstetrics-gynecology who treats patients at Orlando Health’s Winnie Palmer Hospital, discussed ways she works with young girls to encourage their self-esteem and help them to stay active in sports as they mature. Such physical activity is important, she said, because it sets up young women to be active, healthier adults who have a lower risk of conditions like obesity and heart disease.


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