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Childhood obesity rising for Kentucky teens, falling for young kids

A new report shows fewer young Kentuckians are obese, but the opposite is true for local adolescents. According to latest State of Obesity Report, more than 20 percent of Kentucky teens are obese, the third […]

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Kohl’s awards Children’s Hospital Foundation $370,000 to help fight childhood obesity

Kohl’s Cares has awarded a grant of $370,000 to Norton Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation to help fight childhood obesity. The grant will support a two-year plan to offer programs focusing on healthy […]

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Making big moves toward reducing obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious issue in Kentucky, where nearly 20 percent of kids ages 10 to 17 are obese. The bluegrass state ranks third in the U.S. in percentage of obese high school students. […]

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Obesity a growing problem in younger kids

The World Health Organization is out with a new study on the obesity crisis, and the findings are troubling. Worldwide, at least 41 million children age 5 and younger are obese or overweight, up nearly […]

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IAA – Vitamin D Supplementation in Children with Obesity Related Asthma (VDORA1)

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Are there certain foods that help asthma? Foods high in vitamin D and antioxidants might

Are there foods that help asthma? There are indications that foods laden with vitamin D, such as oily fish like salmon, egg yolks, and fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants may help asthma, but there’s […]

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Kids may have subtle differences in COVID-19 symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms in kids are largely the same as adults, but there can be subtle differences. Common COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever or both, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There […]

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Severe vitamin D deficiency in children can lead to rickets

A severe vitamin D deficiency in children can lead to rickets — a disease of the bones’ growth plates that can slow growth and deform bones. Sunlight is the primary source of vitamin D. Another […]

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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) for children

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is considered the best way to diagnose and monitor hypertension in children. Hypertension, also called persistent high blood pressure on repeat checks, is rising among children and teens due to […]

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Technology helps premature babies thrive with breast milk

Breast milk can be like a medicine for babies. While breast milk is preferred for most babies, it may not naturally contain all of the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates and protein) needed by premature babies, those […]

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Helping kids and adults who’ve experienced complex trauma

Complex trauma occurs when children are exposed to multiple, severe and pervasive traumatic events or experiences. Complex trauma includes profound abuse, neglect or ongoing exposure to violence, typically involving a primary caregiver. Traumatic experiences often […]

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Adult congenital heart disease: Growing up and growing old with ACHD

In 1940, children born with severe congenital heart disease (CHD) had less than a 10% chance of living to age 18. Over the years advanced new treatments, including surgeries, were developed. Survival rates improved: Children […]

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