Checkup Newsroom (Obesity)
2017
October
11,
2017
A new world-wide study shows that 10 times more children and adolescents are considered obese than they were 40 years ago. The report published in The Lancet states the amount of children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016, compared to 11...
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2016
March
15,
2016
If you had to guess the biggest health issues facing children in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, what would you say? Obesity? That's one. Car accidents? That's a big risk too. But would you guess the number one issue is asthma? In T...
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February
10,
2016
When I discuss normal newborn sleep patterns with parents at their first several visits, I usually end up with a 4 month old who sleeps through the night. But I have trouble fixing sleep problems in a 2 year old. When I advise my 3 year old patien...
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January
28,
2016
Did you know that neither the Fort Worth ISD nor the Dallas ISD currently have recess policies? At least not yet, but both school districts are considering adopting a policy and Dallas ISD could have one by the end of the day. That news makes K...
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2014
December
17,
2014
I recently discovered a new book and added it to my reading list. The New Puberty tackles the difficult topic of early puberty in girls. Since most children with early or truly precocious puberty are girls, the book is timely and gives two unique per...
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September
10,
2014
I order a kid’s meal for my son at a seafood restaurant in Galveston, Texas. I tell the waiter to hold the fries. He gets a very odd look on his face and replies “But they come free with the meal." My response. “I understand that, but we don’t want t...
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April
23,
2014
Like many other pediatricians, we are seeing obesity issues starting in a much younger population at our Cook Children's office in Willow Park. In Parker County, Cook Children's is taking action on this important issue. The Healthy Children Coalition...
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2013
August
22,
2013
Exciting news about childhood obesity hit the headlines at the beginning of this month. After decades of continued rise in the number of obese children, a decline in childhood obesity was reported.I, and I’m sure many others who care for children, we...
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March
21,
2013
Eating a clean and health diet is one of our 2013 family goals. We have strived to prepare more home-cooked meals and have brought more fresh ingredients since the beginning of the year. I’ve been actively seeking new recipes to try and have been loo...
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