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Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

By at December 4, 2010 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

Letter to the President  Dear Mr President, One out of every three children is now overweight or obese, a condition that places them at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer over the course of their lives.  This is not the future we want for our children, and it is a burden our health care system cannot bear.Nearly $150 billion per year more...

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Dr. Kanafani Interview (video interview)

By at November 6, 2010 | 2:45 pm | 2 Comments

Dr. Kanafani Interview (video interview)

Nurse Kimberly interviews Dr. Nadim Kanafani, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. How do Children Get Adult Onset Diabetes? Obesity and genetic predisposition are both common threads in a child's development of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes was only previously ever seen in adults, and now children as young as 8 more...

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Picky Eater? Here’s Help!

By at October 20, 2010 | 10:27 pm | 1 Comments

Picky Eater? Here’s Help!

Written by: Kimberly Hickman, R.N. Picky Eaters Club: Does Your Child belong?  Are you a parent who can't get your child to eat anything green or healthy? If so, then keep reading. Kids need certain nutrients in their diet. Calcium, Fiber, Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, Magnesium, and Potassium are some of the essentials that every growing child needs. There are many more...

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Obesity and Diabetes: Is Your Family At Risk?

By at October 20, 2010 | 10:27 pm | 0 Comment

Obesity and Diabetes: Is Your Family At Risk?

Written by: Kimberly Hickman, R.N. Obesity and Diabetes type 2: Is Your Family At Risk? Did you know that every year more people die from conditions related to diabetes than some forms of Cancer and AIDS? In some cases people are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes because of their family history. You can't change your family history but if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 more...

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Eating Healthy on a Budget: 3 Tips You Must Know

By at October 20, 2010 | 10:27 pm | 0 Comment

Eating Healthy on a Budget: 3 Tips You Must Know

Eating Healthy on a Budget: 3 Tips You Must Know Written by Nurse Kimberly Hickman, R.N. If you are a concerned parent who is confused about how to feed your child nutritious foods on a budget then get ready to take notes.  There are  3 ways you can instantly begin feeding each member of your family healthy meals on a budget.  Many parents are troubled because more...

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