child cancer doctor
13Sep, 2016

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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It is devastating to hear that any family member has cancer. It is especially heartbreaking when the loved one who receives this diagnosis is a child, which is why September has been declared Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While the statistics are grim, it is important to print them so we all know how critical it is to continue to fund research and treatment centers for both the children and their families. Some facts about childhood cancer: Every day, 43 children are diagnosed, and 12% of them will not survive. The […]

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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 […]