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Pediatric Residents Help Kids B’more Fit

A new year brings with it renewed commitment to healthy eating and lifestyles. Today, this focus – and its imperatives – extends to children, as well as adults.

 
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Considering Weight Loss Surgery?

At Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s quarterly breakfast with pediatricians, bariatric surgeon Kimberly Steele begins her presentation with some startling statistics: obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
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Ask the Expert: Packing a Healthy School Lunch

“Bad food choices in grade school can escalate into unhealthy eating habits by middle and high school that are hard to break,” says Tiffani Hays, a pediatric nutritionist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

 

A Puzzling GI Case

The teenage girl reported decreased appetite, increased bowel movements – up to 7 times a day – blood in her stools, and dramatic weight loss – 30 pounds over 4 months.

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