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The HAND Pathway: Erasing the Stigma Surrounding the Obesity Epidemic

The HAND Pathway: Erasing the Stigma Surrounding the Obesity Epidemic

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Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excessive amount of body fat, defined by genetic and environmental factors. Obesity is, in fact, an epidemic, and while over the last decade rates have slowed, it is still a major health concern in need of attention and awareness. More than 35 percent of people in the United States population are obese, including about one in three or 17 percent of children and teens. A child is considered obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than the 95th percentile for their particular age.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child’s Weight Management Program

The Importance of Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child’s Weight Management Program

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Going to the doctor for diagnosis, treatment and medication is part of normal life, as we all get sick and doctors are there to help us feel better. However, primary care physicians, along with nutritionists and dietitians can play a big role in the lives of their patients, especially the patients who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease, and their Prevalence in Kids

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease, and their Prevalence in Kids

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According to The American Thyroid Association (ATA), an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. Women are more likely than men to have thyroid problems.

How Different Hormones Affect Your Child

How Different Hormones Affect Your Child

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When people think about hormones, they probably think of the most common male and female hormones testosterone and estrogen. However, children as well as adults produce many other kinds of hormones that affect every aspect of their health.

What Parents Should Know About Their Child with Type 1 Diabetes

What Parents Should Know About Their Child with Type 1 Diabetes

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One thing that many parents have in common is the desire for their children to become healthy, happy and independent adults. When you are a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, sometimes figuring out how to do that can be a major challenge. Diabetes care adds a whole new level of responsibility and obligations, not only for the child but for the whole family.