As the obesity crisis continues, more young people face the specter of obesity-related cancers. Incidence rates for six malignancies linked to obesity are rising more sharply in successively younger age groups, according to a recent study, and experts say that could threaten the progress made in the fight against cancer.
Behaviors That affect pediatric health shift alongside changing mores and broader cultural trends. For example, cigarette smoking among youths fell in recent years as tobacco use became less acceptable, and pediatric obesity has risen in the wake of higher rates of adult obesity. The data below underscore the need for fresh clinical approaches and highlight enduring challenges for pediatricians.
Negative Childhood Experiences Linked to Adult Medical Debt
The odds that a household will carry medical debt and that healthcare costs will exceed 10 percent of its income and all its savings...
Physicians need not pump cash into artichoke yogurt startups or Senegalese chinchilla farms to wreck their finances.