American Heart Association

Obese kids young as age 8 show signs of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Imaging tests of obese children — some as young as 8 years old — showed signs of significant heart disease and heart muscle abnormalities, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Comparing 20 obese kids with 20 normal-weight kids, researchers found […]

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Children, Health, Obesity, Research, Scientific Sessions 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Obese kids young as age 8 show signs of heart disease

Healthy Way to Grow’s 2015 recognition awards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONS NEWS

Healthy Way to Grow, which helps children from birth to 5 years old get off to a healthy start, is recognizing child care centers for developing healthy programs and policies.

These awardees developed and followed center wellness policies, offered training to staff about children’s health, and taught […]

October 6th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Healthy Way to Grow’s 2015 recognition awards