Recently the CDC released the interactive infographic Screen Time vs. Lean Time. The infogrpahic outlines the shocking amount of entertainment screen time kids get each day each day and tips for healthier activities. That’s time kids are in front of a screen not for doing school work, but simply for having fun or relaxing.
This week is…Continue
Added by CDC on April 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese.
One way to solve this problem is to ensure kids have healthy and safe places for physical activity.…Continue
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Health disparities define the difference in health outcomes between populations. That may sound complicated, but it’s actually simple: Does person A have the same chance of surviving or contracting an illness, compared to person B. Factors such as income, location, gender, sexual orientation and…Continue
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Every April 7 we celebrate World Health Day to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for WHO, and this year they’ve selected aging and health.
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Approximately one in every three adults and one in six children in America are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity pose a major challenge to public health and cost America $147 billion in medical spending in 2008.
With the growing overweight and obesity crisis, it’s no wonder the…Continue
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