• Kids' and Teens' Health News


  • Jan
    12
    Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity Study
    (HealthDay News) -- School readiness isn't the only benefit young children can gain from Head Start. A new study finds that kids in the U.S. preschool program tend to have a healthier weight by kindergarten than similarly aged kids not in the program. In their first year in Head Start, obese and Read Article »
    Jan
    5
    Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Overweight teens trying to lose weight for their own well-being are more likely to succeed than those who do it to impress or please others, according to a new study. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) said parents should help their children focus on their health, r Read Article »
    Dec
    11
    For Young Kids Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity
    (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds. What isn't clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if something else might explain the association between sleep prob Read Article »
    Nov
    24
    Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems Researchers Report
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns. Researchers looked at nearly 500 children and teens, aged 2 to 17, with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that's most common among youngsters who ar Read Article »
    Nov
    10
    Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way Study Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 4,000 children in three U.S. metropolitan areas over five years, researchers found that 83 percent of obese 10th graders had also been obese in fifth Read Article »
    Oct
    27
    Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may change the way young people react to chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, new research suggests. The study showed that obesity made young people more than twice as likely to have leftover leukemia cells. That puts them at a higher risk of the cancer comin Read Article »
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  • Bristol Regional Holding Free Sports-Related Injury Seminar With Multiple Experts To Speak

    1/22/15 - Bristol Regional Medical Center will provide valuable tips for handling one well-known aspect of sports: injuries. Bristol Regional's trauma program will host the event Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium.

    Bristol Regional President Recertified As Fellow Of American College Of Healthcare Executives

    1/20/15 - Greg Neal, president of Bristol Regional Medical Center, will hold a prestigious designation for health care leaders for another three years. Neal was recently recertified as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a credential he has held for about 10 years.

    Wellmont Further Commits To Child Wellness Through Second Year Of YMCA Partnership

    1/16/15 - Wellmont LiveWell, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the YMCA of Bristol are continuing their productive relationship to raise the region's health status – with a particular focus on local youth. For the second straight year, LiveWell and Children's Miracle Network will provide financial support for the YMCA's special health and fitness after-school program.


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