Navigation Links
Invest in children's health, urges former US Surgeon General
Date:6/24/2011

New Rochelle, NY, June 24, 2011David Satcher, MD, PhD, former U.S. Surgeon General, describes childhood obesity as "one of the greatest threats to child and adult health that we are facing today," calling for an intensive effort to promote child health, in an editorial in the June issue of Childhood Obesity, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The editorial is available online.

A long-time advocate in the fight against obesity, Dr. Satcher released the first Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity during his tenure in 2001. Ten years later, Dr. Satcher still sees obesity as a growing epidemic and proposes, in his editorial, five target areas in which investment would have a significant and long-term impact on improving the health and well-being of children and adults. He also identifies the key factors that contribute to childhood obesity as well as those that impede efforts to reverse this dangerous and increasing trend in the U.S.

"Dr. Satcher brings illustrious achievement, lifelong dedication, abundant passion, and the view from altitude to this issue," says David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Childhood Obesity, and Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. "When he speaks, all concerned with the well-being of children should listen. We are honored and privileged that on this occasion, he is speaking from the pulpit of our journal."


'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Reno Children With Disabilities Profit From a Little Known but Internationally Recognized Non-Profit Organization as it Quietly Crosses the $200,000.00 Mark in Service Investment Into the Reno Area
2. Federal Recovery Funds Allow Eries Shriners Hospital to Reduce Energy Costs, Invest Savings in Patient Care
3. Scott & White Healthcare pathologist is co-investigator on breast cancer study
4. Delcath Systems to Conduct Conference Call to Update Investors on Recent Progress
5. Prominent New York City Real Estate Investor, Attorney and Atlanta Nursing Home Chains Pay $14 Million to Settle Whistleblower Kickback Case
6. Aflac Incorporated to Present at the Raymond James 31st Annual Institutional Investors Conference
7. eHealth Global Continues Growth and Secures Multi-Million Capital Investment
8. Yongye International to Present at Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference
9. Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing
10. SEBM Young Investigator Awards for 2010
11. SOKO Fitness & Spa Group to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Water damage to the flooring of several ... had left education officials with a number of critical issues to address before students ... to be accomplished with little or no disruption to class schedules. Second, the project ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... In modern research, success depends greatly ... for research and understanding the basic principles that were designed to drive that ... in stereo microscopy for brightfield and fluorescence typically used in laboratories working on ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Altec ... its participation in nVerge 2017 – a one-day technology conference in San Diego, CA. ... management solution, which allows users to fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP solutions ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Drs. Nicholas Rallis and ... now spent 10 years as clinical instructors for the reputable Full Mouth Rehabilitation ... Through the program, private practitioners receive cutting-edge clinical training and learn how to ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... OH (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Patients ... in Cortland, OH, can now meet with Dr. Joseph Bedich for a consultation, with ... while simultaneously improving their oral health and functionality. , Dr. Bedich offers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/12/2017)...  The China and Canada joint tech ... water, energy and detergent, and features a powerful disinfection process. ... washing machine that washes and sanitizes women,s panties or babies, cloth ... ... does not require an external water inlet. ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... Mass., May 10, 2017 Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... results for the fiscal second quarter ended April 1, ... of $1.84 increased 666.7% compared to the prior year ... resulted in a significant gain, while non-GAAP diluted EPS ... 3.2%, or 3.8% in constant currency terms.  Excluding the ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... , May 10, 2017  The Corporate ... or employees of sleep therapy clinics to call ... sleep therapy clinic is involved in a substantial ... interested in hearing from an employee of a ... in a kickback scheme to provide medical practice groups ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: