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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.

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.