According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity among children in Philadelphia has declined due to efforts by The Food Trust.
I wouldn’t be doing my job if I did not discuss an article in the journal Pediatrics which said that pizza days could be harmful to your health.
High blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.
We don’t think of musculoskeletal pain in children but it occurs more commonly than you would think. Don’t ignore it.
Injuries from bunk beds send an estimated 36,000 Americans aged 21 and under to the emergency room each year.
Nearly 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.
While we want kids to exercise, some types of exercise are riskier than others. Bouncing on a trampoline is high on the list.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which causes respiratory tract infections in children, is most common between November and April.
We 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 came in 35th among all counties in the US — the only Pennsylvania entry.
The Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.
It is a definite medical concern: blood pressure measurements in children are not very accurate.
High blood pressure in children and teens is a growing problem but many parents don’t even think of it as a concern for their kids.
First lady Michelle Obama is getting ready to announce what the White House says are “public and private sector commitments” to improve children’s health as part of her initiative to combat childhood obesity.
New research has emerged from Finland that’s found that contact with dogs and cats at a young age was linked with fewer weeks of sickness or infection for babies and young children.