• Kids' and Teens' Health News

  • Nov
    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 »
    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 »
    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 »
    Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughters Weight Later
    (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check thei Read Article »
    To Burn Off Calories in This Soda Walk 5 Miles
    (HealthDay News) -- Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say. "People don't really understand what it means to say a typical soda Read Article »
    The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies
    (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying and negative messages targeting overweight and obese people are common on social media, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 1.3 million messages that contained the words "fat," "obese," "obesity" or "overweight." The messages were posted on Facebook Read Article »
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  • Wellmont Foundation Partners With Project Fit, Boosts Fitness Program At University School

    11/20/14 - Children at one local school will soon begin an innovative program to set them on a lifelong course for better health. Wellmont Foundation, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Wellmont LiveWell have partnered with Project Fit America, a national nonprofit charity, to provide University School in Johnson City with a grant for fitness education, which includes new equipment.

    Wellmont Further Supports Russell County With Donation To Veterans Memorial Park

    11/17/14 - Wellmont Health System is helping Russell County salute its veterans with a donation to support a new park the community has built in their honor. David Brash, Wellmont’s senior vice president of business development and rural strategy, presented a $1,500 check to Lebanon Mayor Tony Dodi during a brief event Thursday, Nov. 13.

    Career Fair Showcases Nursing Opportunities At Wellmont Health System

    11/12/14 - Experienced registered nurses and recent and upcoming nursing graduates can learn about Wellmont Health System’s diverse job offerings during a career fair Monday, Nov. 17, at Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

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