Navigation Links
Highmark Provides Pediatricians With Resources to Combat Childhood Obesity
Date:7/27/2009

PITTSBURGH, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity causes lifelong illness, leads to serious health complications in young adults and can lead to premature death in adulthood due to medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. In addition to its significant human toll, childhood obesity alone costs the nation's health care system some $14 billion annually.

To address the continued tide of obesity in children, Highmark is providing a new Childhood Obesity Physician Toolkit to more than 3,500 family practice doctors, pediatricians and pediatric specialists in Central and Western Pennsylvania. The toolkit, created in partnership with health care professionals, contains best practices on the assessment and treatment of childhood obesity, guidelines and tips for parents on nutrition and activity, as well as resources to help physicians better address obesity issues within their practice.

"Childhood obesity is an epidemic that requires coordination and collaboration," said Dr. Mary Goessler, a pediatrician and Highmark medical director. "We believe that providing doctors with the toolkit will help them ensure a healthy future for the 33 percent of Pennsylvania's youth who are considered to be overweight or obese."

Data shows that children diagnosed with obesity are two to three times more likely to be admitted to the hospital than nonobese children, making health care costs for obese children about three times more expensive than an average-weight child.

"The toolkit represents a partnership between Highmark and the pediatric community and will go a long way in helping us to improve identification of obesity with its complications and resources to help treat them," said Dr. Ronald Williams, a pediatrician at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

This is the second edition of the Childhood Obesity Physician Toolkit, which was first
'/>"/>

SOURCE Highmark Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations
2. Highmark Program Receives Top Community Leadership Award
3. Highmark Caring Place To Honor Midstate Volunteers
4. Highmark to Sponsor Partners for a Healthy Community Event in Uniontown
5. Easing the Pain of Fathers Day Without Dad, Highmark Caring Place Helps Children Cope With the Death of a Parent
6. Highmark Caring Place Dedicates New Facility in Warrendale
7. Highmark Inc. Recognizes Exceptional Employee Volunteers with Jefferson Awards for Public Service
8. MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Highmark Inc.
9. Highmark Puts Employee Health First on National Walk@Lunch Day
10. West Penn Allegheny Health System Files Lawsuit Charging UPMC, Highmark with Conspiracy, Antitrust
11. Highmark Offers Resources to Help Pennsylvanians Without Health Insurance During Cover the Uninsured Week
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Elizabeth Callahan, MD, founder and medical director of ... area to offer RADIESSE® filler treatment for volume loss in the hands. RADIESSE provides ... veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to one ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... MediNatura™, the exclusive U.S. importer ... physician assistants (PAs) practicing in orthopedics. The workshop, titled “Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee ... Erick Salado, an orthopedic surgeon at South Florida Bone and Joint Institute, Inc. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Curly ... professional hair salons. This highly anticipated partnership between Curly Hair Solutions™ and Trade ... Collection. Founder Jonathan Torch and the Curly Hair Solutions™ team could not be ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Jvion, ... their latest predictive use case focused on helping hospital perform under the Center ... program, hospital payments are adjusted based on performance across four domains related to ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... Institute (WDI) at Western University of Health Sciences to learn more about its ... Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences and Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota is Now Offering RADIESSE to Rejuvenate Hands 2Health News:SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota is Now Offering RADIESSE to Rejuvenate Hands 3Health News:New Hope for Patients Seeking Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain 2Health News:New Hope for Patients Seeking Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain 3Health News:Curly Hair Solutions™ Partners With Trade Secrets 2Health News:Jvion Releases Value-Based Purchasing Predictive Use Case 2Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 2Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 3Health News:Western Diabetes Institute Collaborates with UK team 4
... is,underway to expand The Heart Center at Regions ... When completed in June, the space,will include new ... waiting for procedures and a dedicated patient education ... provide expanded space to integrate,clinical staff, including cardiovascular ...
... For 2007: Record Revenues of NIS 1.1 Billion With a 14% Rise in Core ... Broadband Business Merger Paying ... ... Israel, February 26 012,Smile.Communications (NASDAQ Global Market and TASE: SMLC), a,growth-oriented provider of communication ...
... there is an ongoing debate as to whether improvement ... to increases or decreases in social inequities in health, ... or people of different race/ethnicities. In the most comprehensive ... Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that, as ...
... of Momentum Medical Group, Inc. will provide substantial ... revenues for ... Inc. / Caribbean American Health Resorts, Inc. (Pink Sheets:,CAHR) of Beverly ... a stock and corporate note deal valued at,approximately $8 million., ...
... today that recently released cancer statistics indicate,that lung cancer ... the other,major cancers combined., Last week, in issuing ... Figures for 2008, the American Cancer Society,cited the "enormous ... 15 years.", Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & ...
... COLUMBUS, Ohio Scientists have identified the role of ... in resisting certain classes of antibiotics. , The finding ... could target bacterial resistance at its cellular source. Before ... of the activities at play in the conflict between ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Expansion Will Double Size of The Heart Center at Regions Hospital 2Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 2Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 3Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 4Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 5Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 6Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 7Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 8Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 9Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 10Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 11Health News:012 Smile.Communications Reports Financial Results for Q4 and Full Year 2007 12Health News:Study finds recent trend of growing US disparities in health not inevitable 2Health News:Study finds recent trend of growing US disparities in health not inevitable 3Health News:Vital Health Technologies, Inc. / Caribbean American Health Resorts Inc. Acquires Momentum Medical Group, Inc. 2Health News:Vital Health Technologies, Inc. / Caribbean American Health Resorts Inc. Acquires Momentum Medical Group, Inc. 3Health News:Vital Health Technologies, Inc. / Caribbean American Health Resorts Inc. Acquires Momentum Medical Group, Inc. 4Health News:'Enormous Progress' in Reducing Cancer Does Not Include Lung Cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify proteins that help bacteria put up a fight 2Health News:Scientists identify proteins that help bacteria put up a fight 3
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  AMRI (NASDAQ: ... announced a strategic collaboration focused on the development, ... active pharmaceutical ingredients, ("APIs"). The collaboration combines Saneca,s ... their expertise in developing and manufacturing controlled substance ... to tech transfer processes into these facilities. The ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... August 31, 2015 Premune ... into an exclusive licensing agreement for Redonyl ® ... $300 million USD veterinary dermatology market, is a nutritional ... support healthy skin in dogs and cats. Redonyl ® ... , and has been received positively in the ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  QT Vascular Ltd., together with its ... with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), a global company ... advanced therapeutic solutions for the minimally invasive treatment ... of the below-the-knee ("BTK") cohort of patients in ... presented on August 15, 2015 at the 5th ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AMRI Announces Agreement with Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a.s. for Portfolio of Opium-Derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 2AMRI Announces Agreement with Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a.s. for Portfolio of Opium-Derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 3AMRI Announces Agreement with Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a.s. for Portfolio of Opium-Derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 4Premune Broadens Portfolio With Novel Innovet Skin Health Product 2Premune Broadens Portfolio With Novel Innovet Skin Health Product 3Premune Broadens Portfolio With Novel Innovet Skin Health Product 4Final Results From Below-The-Knee Cohort In Chocolate Registry Presented At The 5th Annual Amputation Prevention Conference 2Final Results From Below-The-Knee Cohort In Chocolate Registry Presented At The 5th Annual Amputation Prevention Conference 3Final Results From Below-The-Knee Cohort In Chocolate Registry Presented At The 5th Annual Amputation Prevention Conference 4
... , April 29, 2010 Albireo today,announced ... recent study,assessing the safety, tolerability and efficacy of A3309 ... compound for,the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation ... during the 2010,Digestive Disease Week (DDW) annual meeting being ...
... SALT LAKE CITY , April 28 Sonic Innovations, ... Administration (VA), is conducting ongoing training events for government clinicians.  The company ... in San Diego, California and April 25 through ... for May 3 through 5 in Salt Lake City, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Albireo Announces Positive Results From a Study With A3309 in Patients With Chronic Constipation 2Albireo Announces Positive Results From a Study With A3309 in Patients With Chronic Constipation 3Albireo Announces Positive Results From a Study With A3309 in Patients With Chronic Constipation 4Albireo Announces Positive Results From a Study With A3309 in Patients With Chronic Constipation 5Sonic Innovations Conducts National Training Events for Government Clinicians 2Sonic Innovations Conducts National Training Events for Government Clinicians 3
Hemagglutination slide test for the qualitative and quantitative detection of Rheumatoid Factor in serum or synovial fluid....
Hemagglutination slide test for the differential qualitative detection and quantitative determination of infectious mononucleosis and other heterophile antibodies in serum or plasma....
Color-enhanced hemagglutination slide test for the rapid qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of infectious mononucleosis heterophile antibodies in serum or plasma....
... Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics is a leading ... IFA and DFA test menu that includes ... STDs as well as miscellaneous conjugates and ... you a wide assortment of substrates and ...
Medicine Products: