Rare is the child who becomes excited at the sight of broccoli on their plate. No parent wants to fight a battle at the dinner table, but for many families, enticing children to eat a healthy meal is a daily struggle. So, is picky eating a normal part of growing up? Or does it hint at deeper problems?
Darcy McMaughan, Ph.D. leads the effort to develop the State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health conditions.
Over 17 million children worldwide have been orphaned from AIDS, and most of these orphans live in poor resource settings. Yan Hong, Ph.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, has just published her recent findings on care arrangement of AIDS orphans in rural central China.
As children return to school, parents can help protect children, communities and prevent disease outbreaks with recommended vaccinations that can be done at a local pharmacy or doctor’s office.
For most parents, a cholesterol screening is not likely to be on the list of tests needed during their child's annual well check. But research is showing that conducting this simple test on children can identify silent risk factors for heart disease and help prevent the early onset of the world's number one killer.