8Aug, 2014

National Immunization Awareness Month

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Medical research has advanced tremendously over the years, and new measures have been developed to prevent us from suffering from diseases. Immunizations are part and parcel of this preventative process, and August is celebrated as National Immunization Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at this in a little bit more detail. Why National Immunization Awareness Month? The purpose of National Immunization Awareness Month is to raise public awareness regarding the availability and uses of vaccines in preventing disease. Contrary to popular belief, immunizations are not just for children; many adults […]

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25Jul, 2014

Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity has been called ‘one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century’. Over the last thirty years, the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled. The childhood obesity epidemic is a serious public health problem that increases morbidity, mortality and has substantial long term economic and social costs. According to studies, 77 percent of obese children become obese adults, increasing their risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancer. When a child is considered ‘obese’? A child is defined as ‘obese’ if their […]