News tagged with pediatric obesity

Task force: Screen kids, obesity treatment works

(AP) -- An influential advisory panel says school-aged youngsters and teens should be screened for obesity and sent to intensive behavior treatment if they need to lose weight - a move that could transform how doctors deal ...

Jan 18, 2010
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Getting a 'Head Start' on obesity prevention

Almost 1 million preschool children from low-income families are enrolled in Head Start, a national program for young children that readies them for school. While the program provides them with educational and social skill ...

Dec 08, 2009
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Infant weight gain linked to childhood obesity

(PhysOrg.com) -- As childhood obesity continues its thirty-year advance from occasional curiosity to cultural epidemic, health care providers are struggling to find out why--and the reasons are many. Increasingly ...

Mar 30, 2009
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Can't chalk it up to 'baby fat'

Despite recent widespread media attention given to studies that have indicated one-third of American children have a weight problem, a new study shows just one-third of children who are overweight or obese actually receive ...

Dec 29, 2008
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