Posts Categorized: Family

Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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Be seen this Halloween

Twice as many children die as a result of being hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Now, that’s a scary statistic. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe and the roads a little less scary this Halloween.   For more Halloween safety tips, visit www.safekids.org.  

What parents need to know about SIDS

SIDS is defined when a baby dies during sleep and we never find a cause even after an investigation of the death scene and complete autopsy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,500 infants died of SIDS in 2013 and is the leading cause of death in infants 1 to 12 months…
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Depression is an illness. Have you been screened?

Depression is recognized as the most common type of mood disorder today. It is estimated that 17 percent of the U.S. population (between 5-12 percent of men and 10-20 percent of women) will suffer from a major depressive episode at least once in their lifetime. Over time, untreated depression can lead to significant impairment, other…
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