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Newest Data Shows Childhood Obesity Continues to Increase

Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers.

– Duke Health

Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 00:05 ET


NewYork-Presbyterian to Implement Meatless Monday Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare delivery systems, is launching a “Meatless Monday” initiative at a number of the Hospital’s onsite retail locations beginning February 26.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET


Descriptive Phrases for How Often Food Should Be Eaten Helps Preschoolers Better Understand Healthy Eating

Approximately one in four preschoolers in the US are overweight or obese, and poor nutrition in early childhood has enduring consequences to children’s cognitive functioning. Preschool, therefore, is a critical period for children to begin to make ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior


The Medical Minute: Detecting the Subtle Signs of Heart Disease in Women

Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress, or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest. What they might not realize is that those subtle symptoms could indicate something much more distressing: ...

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Medical Minute


Number of Obese Years Not — Just Obesity — a Distinct Risk Factor for Heart Damage

In an analysis of clinical data collected on more than 9,000 people, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the number of years spent overweight or obese appear to “add up” to a distinct risk factor that makes those with a longer history of he...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Clinical Chemistry


UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Researchers Find “Park Prescriptions” Can Reduce Stress Among Low Income Patients

A study by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland researchers, has found that “park prescriptions” provided by physicians to their low-income patients can help reduce stress and improve physical well-being in patients and their families.

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

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