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Children & Type II Diabetes

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

There was a time when Diabetes was an “adult problem” that was rarely if ever seen in children; with the most common diagnoses of Type II Diabetes being “adult onset”. That has changed. In 2001, the increasing number of obese children and youth throughout the United States led policy makers to rank it as a critical public health threat. Since the 1970s, the rate of obesity has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years…

Sports Related Injuries

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Almost 75% of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organized sports, either at school or on a community team. This may seem like a good thing; there’s the benefit of learning to work together as a team, building camaraderie and the physical activity. However parents need to pay special attention to the potential injuries that may occur with their child and proactively have their…

Healthy School Lunches

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

Parents today recognize the importance of feeding their ildren healthy nutritious foods. The problem is that the cafeteria has become just another franchise; foods aren’t healthy and well-balanced. Vending machines offer chips, cookies, sodas and a myriad of other junk foods that children shouldn’t be eating. This creates a challenge to parents that many have decided to ignore. Assuming that it’s a lost cause, some parents have rationalized that the rest of their meals are…

Children and Lead Exposure

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

Are you concerned about your child’s lead exposure? According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health risk facing children in industrialized countries today. In the United States, more than three million children age six and younger– that’s one out of every six children — already have toxic levels of lead in their bodies.  It is said that 80% of childhood lead poisoning occurs at home.  With the…