Although parents don’t really have eyes in the backs of their heads, there are several steps they can take to see that their boys and ghouls have a healthy Halloween. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes, shares ideas for some […]
The percentage of kids with high blood pressure has been climbing for decades. About 3.5 percent of children and teens have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. High blood pressure doesn’t present symptoms in kids, and it can be difficult to diagnose. Height, age, sex and other factors can affect a young person’s blood […]
Food and beverage marketers are finding new ways to reach children and teens on their mobile devices, and it may be affecting them in ways you’re not aware. The World Health Organization recently said mass marketing of unhealthy foods and sugary drinks on social media platforms, through mobile apps, online videos and games is contributing […]
When Deanna was just 4 years old, she was already being treated for Type 2 Diabetes and her body mass index, or BMI, reached as high as 37 when it should be closer to 21. Excessive weight is one of the most significant risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes, and BMI measures body fat based on height and weight. Since Type 2 Diabetes can often be prevented or managed through weight loss and increased physical activity, Deanna – and her family – made a commitment to do just that.
Whether by birth or by lifestyle, diabetes has become a growing concern for children in the United States. In this video, Dr. Cydney Fenton, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment and possible prevention of this chronic disease.
As 2010 comes to a close, Akron Children’s Hospital has compiled a list of 10 kids’ health issues to watch for next year. Of course, these aren’t the only important issues affecting children’s health, but in the midst of many, these are notable. Obesity-related health problems: Obese teens are 16 times more likely to become […]