Kids at Risk: Obesity Rates Rising

Many kids today are struggling with their weight. In the last several decades, obesity has become all too common in American children.  Find out why rates are rising and access tips to help kids reach a healthy weight. Read the full story: Help Kids Slim Down and Live Longer

How to Kick Childhood Obesity (Infographic)

Kids need to move — they need to hop, skip, run and spin around. However they exercise, it’s important to encourage one hour a day of movement for your children. It won’t just keep them fit, but it will help their mood and concentration. Even if your child has challenges with their weight, it’s never … Read More

Can Breathprints Spot Obesity Problems Early?

Imagine being diagnosed for a disease after simply blowing into a tube. Breath-testing may be the next big diagnostic tool — easy, painless, non-invasive. Exhaled breath can now be collected into a device and analyzed immediately. Breathprints are like fingerprints, unique to each individual. Breathprints ‘fill an urgent need’ A new Cleveland Clinic-based study of … Read More

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New Diabetes Treatment Guidelines for Kids

Type 2 diabetes used to be an “adults only” condition, but not anymore. The prevalence of childhood obesity is changing the way doctors think about the disease. For the first time a set of guidelines is being created to help kids 10 to 18 years old manage their type 2 diabetes. A two-pronged approach of … Read More

November: Diabetes Awareness Month

Find expert advice and information on diabetes prevention, risk assessment and treatment, and resources for families and caregivers. Explore Health Hub Diabetes and Your Diet: Busting 7 MythsDiabetes: Making Healthy ChoicesBariatrics Beats Diabetes in New StudyDrug-eluting Stent Performs Well for DiabeticsStudy Finds Bariatric Surgery Treats Diabetes (Video)Surgery May Control Diabetes (Video)Diabetes and Nutrition — A … Read More

Childhood Diabetes: 6 Things You Need to Know

Nearly half of Americans diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are children. Living with the condition can be a challenge for parents and children alike, but you can take steps to manage it. Below, Michelle Schweiger, DO, who works in the Center for Pediatric Endocrinology, sheds light on common concerns. 1. Education is crucial — for … Read More

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