Accident Proofing Kids Lee Memorial Health System Car seats, seat belts and obeying traffic laws go a long way in accident prevention, but kids face additional hazards off the road. The number one reason children go to the hospital relates to falls.
Teaching Kids to Get Moving Lee Memorial Health System Pediatricians say parents who exercise are planting a seed of health in their own family. "We recommend that children absolutely stay very active. Numerous national studies have shown that there is an increase rate of obesity if you're also leading a sedentary lifestyle," says Dr. Nancy Witham, a pediatrician with Lee Memorial Health System.
Changing Mindset of Juvenile Diabetes Lee Memorial Health System A few years ago, it was rare to find a child with type 2 diabetes. It used to be thought diabetes found in childhood was type 1, or juvenile diabetes. Not anymore. Now, according to the CDC, over 186,000 people under the age of 20 have diabetes.
Growing Up with Crohn's Disease Lee Memorial Health System Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the intestinal tract. Usually thought of as a grownup disease, 20 percent of new cases are found in children.
Kids and Brain Strain Lee Memorial Health System Kids get headaches and migraines, too. Many adults with headaches started having them as children. In fact, two percent of adult headache sufferers say it started before age ten; a large portion are tension headaches.