Using two cases scenarios, Dr. Teresia O’Connor, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, reviews the challenges and solutions for managing obesity in children, including when to screen for comorbid conditions and key behaviors to focus on in children to help them lose weight and encourage health lifestyle habits.
In this activity will provide an overview of inflammatory bowel disease in children. Dr. Strople will review the pathogenesis of the disease and highlight the differentiating points between adult and pediatric IBD disease. Pathophysiology of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in children will also be discussed along with treatment and management strategies.
In this lecture, Dr. Wurm will review recent studies on nutrition and integrative pediatrics including ones on dietary interventions, exercise programs and meditation. Effective strategies to implement these into practice to reduce pediatric obesity will be discussed.
The rate of childhood obesity has reached almost epidemic proportions in the recent years. Dr. O’Connor will review the current guidelines from health organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, regarding screening, assessments and recommendations for lifestyle behaviors associated with childhood obesity and appropriate screening for obesity-related medical conditions among youth. She will discuss evidence- based behavioral change strategies for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity that can be employed in pediatric primary care clinics.
In this Expert Perspective, Caroline Apovian, MD, discusses evidence-based approaches to treating obesity in a patient with type 2 diabetes, including the role of diet and exercise, pharmacologic therapy, and surgery, and which guidelines are most helpful for formulating a treatment plan that results in sustained weight loss and improved overall health.
Kids love fruit juice. But how much is OK? What are the facts on fruit juice consumption in kids and what should you advise the families you care for? In this episode, we will discuss the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and how they may impact your practice.
The Am Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using OTC cough/Cold meds for children under age 4 as they have little proven benefit, are often multiple drugs combined, and may be harmful. But how harmful are they?