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Children Who Are Obese Don’t Necessarily Realize It

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.

07/28/2014

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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.

05/14/2014

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Infants and Children At Risk of Respiratory Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which causes respiratory tract infections in children, is most common between November and April.

12/17/2013

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Increase In High Blood Pressure Among Children

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.

07/23/2013

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Montgomery County, Pa. Named Among The Healthiest Counties Nationwide For Kids

Montgomery County came in 35th among all counties in the US — the only Pennsylvania entry.

06/18/2013

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Study: Childhood Vaccines Are Safe

The Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.

03/15/2013

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Focusing On High Blood Pressure In Children

It is a definite medical concern: blood pressure measurements in children are not very accurate.

03/07/2013

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Check Children’s Blood Pressure

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.

09/21/2012

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First Lady In Philadelphia To Make Announcement About ‘Let’s Move!’ Program

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.

07/18/2012

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Pets May Prevent Certain Illnesses

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.

07/10/2012

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Kids May Exercise Too Hard

How much exercise is too much exercise? In the past that was not a very important question to ask because the vast majority of people stopped exercising when they were fatigued, but things have changed a bit.

06/21/2012

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Retinoblastoma

Most people have never heard of it but retinoblastoma is a rare cancer that forms in the eyes of babies and young children.

05/24/2012

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Detecting High Blood Pressure In Children

High blood pressure is a problem in adults but what few people realize is that it also occurs in children. Make sure yours get checked.

05/15/2012

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Exercise May Help Kids Learn

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, regular exercise can have a direct effect on a child’s success in school, academically.

01/06/2012

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High Blood Pressure In Children

High blood pressure is one of the most common conditions that adults deal with but when it comes to children it is often overlooked.

12/26/2011

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