Health News

For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early
As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.
When To Deliver When Mom's Blood Pressure Is High
High blood pressure-related disorders are among the most common pregnancy complications in the United States. Preterm delivery is often necessary to keep the mother safe and healthy.
Blood Pressure Rose in Kids with Sleep Apnea
In adults, sleep apnea is tied to higher blood pressure. Does sleep apnea produce the same result in children?
Higher Risk of High Pressure for Heavy Kids
While only a small percentage of children have high blood pressure, those who do may face serious health problems. Overweight children may be especially at risk yet show no signs.
Following Up on Young Folks' Blood Pressure
Most children don’t have to deal with high blood pressure. For those young people who do get hypertension, though, detecting it early may help ward off other health problems in the future.
We're All a Little Abnormal Now and Then
A couple of things happen every time your child visits the doctor. They weigh your child, take temperature and measure blood pressure. What if your kid's blood pressure is higher than average?
Checking Out Kids' Blood Pressure
The more doctors know about your body, the better they understand your risk for different conditions. By establishing an open relationship with your doctor, they can better address health issues, including conditions such as high blood pressure in kids.
Too Much Salt for Toddlers
It may be convenient to pick up prepackaged meals designed for babies and toddlers at the grocery store. Yet these meals may contain higher than recommended amounts of sodium.
Seeking a Crystal Ball for Kids' Hearts
Identifying early warning signs should assist doctors in helping their patients avoid future disease. However, it is possible to look too hard – and not really find anything helpful.
Magical Number for Kids' Activity is 7
Kids run, climb, crawl and jump. But is that activity enough to stop them from becoming overweight or obese? Well, yes – if the activity is intense enough and lasts long enough.