obesity

Preeclampsia as a harbinger of longer-term cerebral damageA study looks at the long-term impact that preeclampsia can have on mothers' brains. Plus: A study examines the impact of maternal obesity on a child's risk of childhood epilepsy.
Here’s why preventive care should be a priorityA Cleveland Clinic study examines the mortality burden of modifiable behavioral risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
One plan’s unique approach to combat diabetes, obesityThis novel approach aims to help those already struggling with obesity and diabetes, but eventually win the fight against this epidemic.
Compound presentation, obese mother, bad outcomeThe plaintiff alleged that given the fetal size and weight, earlier caesarean delivery was warranted and that improper management of shoulder dystocia and compound presentation of the posterior arm resulted in right Erb’s palsy, scapular winging, and decreased movement and function of the right extremity.
Bariatric surgery costs vs. benefits: Plan coverage considerationsFrom a healthcare perspective, bariatric surgery is considered one of the most effective options for short-term and sustained weight loss. But does the investment pay off?
How to target high-risk populations with behavioral healthHere are four of the top benefits of incorporating behavioral health management into care management plans for members with chronic conditions.
How obesity and related conditions are skyrocketingObesity is rising in children and teens, according to a new report, but other health problems tied to obesity are increasing, too.
Does asthma contribute to childhood obesity? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that looked at whether asthma in childhood contributed to the development of childhood obesity.
Role of parental obesity in childhood development (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in Pediatrics that looked at the connections between maternal and paternal obesity and childhood development issues.
Get smart about metabolic syndrome!As pediatricians we are all too aware of our nation’s struggle with childhood overweight and obesity. Approximately 1 of every 5 children that we see in the office every day is obese. Despite tremendous efforts to reverse this trend, it is clear we are in this battle for the long haul.