Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently published new recommendations regarding vitamin D intake for infants, children and adolescents. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin involved in many processes in …

Velocardiofacial Syndrome

Also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome or Di George Syndrome, Velocardiofacial Syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders, affecting 1 in 2,000 births, but only 30 % of …

The Future Consequences of Childhood Obesity

If childhood obesity continues to be unacknowledged by U.S. parents, fatalities will continue to rise along with the $174 billion in health care dollars spent on the diagnosis of diabetes.

Early Childhood Obesity Intervention Is a Must

By the age of two, about one-third of all children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. This is not cute childhood chubbiness; it’s excess weight that causes real harm to their little bodies.

TV Commercials Tied to Childhood Obesity

The more TV a kid watches, the less exercise he or she gets. However, parents must also be aware that the type of TV their children watch can also have an enormous effect on weight gain.