• Call for Nominations

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched last week an annual challenge designed to identify and honor clinicians and health care teams that have helped their patients control high … [Continue Reading]

    Call for Nominations
  • Nationwide Health Care Subsidies

    Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live. More than 6 million Americans will … [Continue Reading]

    Nationwide Health Care Subsidies
  • Hypertension Control Message

    High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a dangerous and common condition. Adults who are low-income are more likely to develop high blood pressure compared to high income … [Continue Reading]

    Hypertension Control Message
  • Tobacco Cessation Message

    The CDC-CMS led Million Hearts Initiative® released its second message map: Tobacco Cessation Message Map. Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung … [Continue Reading]

    Tobacco Cessation Message
  • Message to Millions: Sodium

    According to CDC, heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death in the United States. The CDC-CMS led Million Hearts Initiative® has issued a message about sodium reduction, which … [Continue Reading]

    Message to Millions: Sodium

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In the United States, about 17% of children are overweight or obese . This is a critical health problem that needs to receive attention.

Children who are obese are at risk of numerous immediate and long-term effects on their physical and mental health. They may be at risk of being affected by:

Cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes

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