Childhood Obesity Archives

Obesity warps the shape and function of young hearts

August 31, 2018

When it comes to your health, bigger isn’t always better. In the Black community, we love our hips, curves and extra junk in the trunk. It’s naturally on us and beautifully a part of our genetic make-up. However, when is it too much? What is the cutoff point of excess weight? In the eyes of… [Read More]

Could traditional black family ideals be promoting obesity?

April 5, 2018

By: Brandon Herring Weight has pretty much always been a struggle for me for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always the chubby kid and even throughout my teenage years I was always the big guy. Fortunately enough for me, I was never teased because of my weight so I didn’t… [Read More]

A parent’s job: Keeping kids healthy, happy and safe

January 10, 2013

By Dr. Culhane, Chief Medical Officer of Molina Healthcare Today’s parents hold different philosophies on topics from discipline to education, but all parents can agree that they want to do everything possible to keep their children healthy, happy and safe. Though these are broad goals, there are very specific things that parents can do to… [Read More]