• Kids' and Teens' Health News

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    1 in 4 US Kids Underestimate Their Weight Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report. In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overestimated it. About 25 percent of Read Article »
    Make Kids Weight Loss a Family Affair Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests. Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less weight than their peers who were enrolled in a traditiona Read Article »
    Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research. Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and alcohol abuse. "The younger a Read Article »
    Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study. The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro Children' Read Article »
    Waistlines of US Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report. "Kids are n Read Article »
    Kids Still Getting Too Much Screen Time CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds. In two national surveys of children aged 12 to 15 years, researchers at the U.S. Center Read Article »
    When Schools Out Weight Can Pile On
    (HealthDay News) -- As the school year ends, many children feel they're gaining two months of freedom. But new research suggests many will gain something else: unwanted weight. Between June and August, many U.S. kids pack on excess pounds, particularly if they're overweight to begin with, accordi Read Article »
    Parents Sleep May Affect Childs Risk of Obesity Study
    (HealthDay News) -- The amount of sleep parents get may affect whether their children get enough sleep to protect them from becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study. "We viewed how long parents slept and how long children slept as part of a household routine and found that they real Read Article »
    Kids Obesity Risk Rises With Parents Divorce Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Kids face many challenges when their parents divorce, and their struggles often include excessive weight gain, new research suggests. Boys are especially prone to excess weight in the wake of divorce, according to the study of 3,000 third-graders in Norway. These boys were Read Article »
    Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer
    (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat a Mediterranean-style diet are less likely to be overweight or obese than other youngsters, a new study suggests. Kids who closely followed a diet rich in fish, nuts, grains, vegetables and fruits -- the so-called Mediterranean diet -- were 15 percent less lik Read Article »
    Fit Kids Have Better BodyFat Distribution Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Active children have a healthier distribution of body fat, regardless of their weight, according to a new study. "These results are interesting because it wasn't a weight-loss study. More than half the kids who participated were at a healthy weight, and that allowed us to obse Read Article »
    Cheaper Food May Be Fueling US Obesity Epidemic
    (HealthDay News) -- Cheaper food could be a major cause of the obesity epidemic in the United States, according to a new study. The study also found that it's an epidemic that is hitting all Americans, not just certain groups. "Not only has food been getting cheaper, but it is easier to acquir Read Article »
    MomtoBes TV Habits Might Affect Her Childs Weight Study
    (HealthDay News) -- When an expectant mom regularly eats her meals in front of the TV, chances are she'll continue that habit during her baby's feedings, a new study shows. That's a concern because infants who watch mealtime TV likely become young children who watch TV while eating. And previous Read Article »
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  • Wellmont Board Narrows Potential Partners To Three, Begins Phase Of Community Dialogue And Due Diligence
    7/30/14 - The Wellmont Health System Board of Directors has narrowed the list of potential health system partners from six to three, including a regional system and two significant health systems beyond the region, all of which are not-for-profit organizations.
    Page McClanahan Joins Wellmont Medical Associates In Johnson City As Nurse Practitioner

    7/23/14 - Page McClanahan, an experienced family nurse practitioner, is joining Wellmont Medical Associates’ Johnson City office. McClanahan brings 18 years of medical care to the office, which also includes the practices of Dr. Rita Plemmons, a medical doctor, and Aimee Hurd, another family nurse practitioner.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week of 7/28

    7/23/14 - Blood donations are especially important in the summer because activities during this season tend to carry a risk for injury. Donors with an O-negative blood type are particularly welcome, as their blood can be used for any patient.

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