The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

Obesity in children is defined as the excess accumulation of fat in the body which negatively affects the child’s health. Obesity in general is a worldwide problem as it poses the risk of developing life-threatening illnesses. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a widely used screening tool to measure obesity. It is acceptable for use in children two years of age and above. It is the measure of the body weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. The normal range for a BMI in children vary…

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Children’s Health: Common fractures and their management

A fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone. A pediatric fracture is a condition in which the bone of a person below the age of 18 years is cracked or broken. Fractures in children differ from that in adults because the bones in a child are still growing. Due to this fact, pediatric fractures need more consideration because it can affect the growth of the child. Bones are made to support certain forces, however, if the force applied is too much than the bone can absorb a…

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