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SEPTEMBER NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH

According to healthfinder.gov one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese.  Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Complications of childhood obesity are: Type 2 diabetes Liver Disease Asthma High Cholesterol High… Continue reading SEPTEMBER NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH

clinical care, cultural competency, hospitals, public health, residency rotation opportunities, rural health issues

AUGUST NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from over a dozen serious diseases before the age of 2.  Diseases such as flu, measles and whooping cough (pertussis) can be life threatening to newborns and young babies.  Women should receive the Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, pertussis) vaccine with each pregnancy between the 27-36… Continue reading AUGUST NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH