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Obesity in kids

Better options needed for children at higher risk of premature heart disease

By site owner | 1,February 25, 2019

by American Heart Association Obesity and severe obesity in childhood and adolescence have been added to the list of conditions that put children and teens at increased risk for premature heart disease, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in the Association’s journal Circulation. The statement provides an overview of…

Heart Screening Questions

Choosing the Right Heart Screening Program

By site owner | 1,February 21, 2019

Choosing the Right Heart Screening Program Screening youth for heart conditions is becoming more common around the country. You may have already been approached by organizations that offer a variety of heart screening options, all with very convincing statistics. There are, however, major differences that you should be aware of, and important questions you should…

Pharmacogenetic Testing: Personalized Medicine

By site owner | 1,January 27, 2019

Pharmacogenetic testing involves testing a person’s genetics to find out how a certain drug would work in that person. Learn the pros and cons of this testing. Original Article by Kristen Stuppy, MD, FAAP I’ve recently seen increasing numbers of parents who want testing to decide which medication to use for their child’s condition before…

Heart Screening questions

AED Management Programs Save More

By site owner | 1,January 21, 2019

It a fact automated external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives during a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) event. It’s thought that nearly 60% of SCAs are witnessed and the victim could benefit greatly if an AED was nearby. It is well known that most hospitals have several AED devices placed strategically throughout their facility with a well-managed…