Food Trust Having Positive Impact On Childhood ObesityAccording to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity among children in Philadelphia has declined due to efforts by The Food Trust.
Pizza Party PooperI wouldn’t be doing my job if I did not discuss an article in the journal <em>Pediatrics</em> which said that pizza days could be harmful to your health.
Children At Risk For High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.
Don't Ignore 'Growing Pains'We don’t think of musculoskeletal pain in children but it occurs more commonly than you would think. Don't ignore it.
Bunk Bed Injuries Send Thousands Of Children To The HospitalInjuries from bunk beds send an estimated 36,000 Americans aged 21 and under to the emergency room each year.
Children Who Are Obese Don't Necessarily Realize ItNearly 17% of US children and adolescents are obese. But, according to a CDC report, many people who are obese don’t consider themselves as having the condition.
Trampolines Are High Risk For Kids While we want kids to exercise, some types of exercise are riskier than others. Bouncing on a trampoline is high on the list.
Infants and Children At Risk of Respiratory VirusRespiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which causes respiratory tract infections in children, is most common between November and April.
Increase In High Blood Pressure Among ChildrenWe know we have an issue with obesity in children in this country and, not surprisingly, high blood pressure is also on the rise in kids.
Montgomery County, Pa. Named Among The Healthiest Counties Nationwide For KidsMontgomery County came in 35th among all counties in the US -- the only Pennsylvania entry.
Study: Childhood Vaccines Are SafeThe Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.
Focusing On High Blood Pressure In ChildrenIt is a definite medical concern: blood pressure measurements in children are not very accurate.