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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Archive for the ‘Diabetes’ Category

Processed toddler meals too high in sugar and salt

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New research shows that many processed toddler meals and snacks are too high in salt and sugar. In a study to be published in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), researchers looked at the sugar and sodium content of 1,074 pre-packaged processed toddler meals, including dinners, snacks, cereals and […]

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Strength training for kids lowers heart disease risk

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You’ve got a child whose weight is inching up. Maybe diabetes or heart disease runs in the family. You’re concerned. You’ve tried to get your child to get off the couch and go for a walk, or join a soccer or flag football team—anything to encourage movement and cardiovascular exercise. Have you thought about strength […]

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New guidelines: managing Type 2 diabetes in children

Type 2 diabetes used to only affect adults. But with the dramatic rise in childhood obesity, children are at risk, too. To help doctors care for kids with Type 2 diabetes, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a set of guidelines to provide evidence-based recommendations on managing this disease in children ages 10 […]

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Father of the Year event honors four Valley dads

The American Diabetes Association and the Father’s Day Council of Phoenix will honor four Valley fathers tonight because they serve as role models and make a difference in the community. The four honorees this year are: Norman Butler, senior vice-president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Dax R. Watson, owner at Mack Drucker & Watson, […]

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It’s Diabetes Alert Day: Take the test

Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call,” asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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A road map for kids’ cardio risk

Cardiovascular disease may be rare in kids, but risk factors present in childhood can increase the chances that a child will develop heart disease as an adult. Because of these risks, new guidelines released online on Monday, November 14in the journal Pediatrics will give health care providers a “road map” to address all the major […]

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Helping college kids cope with diabetes

Managing diabetes in college can be tough. It can be a young person’s first crack at complete independence from mom and dad.

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New study: Kids and sports drinks don’t mix

Although sports drinks can be helpful for young athletes engaged in prolonged, vigorous physical activities, in most cases they are unnecessary on the sports field or the school lunchroom.

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A safe learning environment for kids with diabetes

Everyone, from bus drivers to teachers to administrators, has a role in helping students with diabetes succeed- and in keeping them safe.

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Tis the season – for flu shots

It’s a sure sign that summer is over when the “Flu Clinic” signs start popping up in front of pharmacies all over town. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. The policy statement will be published in the October 2010 print issue of […]

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