BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a measurement of a person’s weight divided by the square of their height which is used to estimate how much body fat someone has. Physicians check BMI at routine well visits to track a child’s growth pattern over time. According to Dr. Marnie Walston, pediatrician, and medical director […]
As with mostly everything else, siblings embark on their weight loss journey – together
It would be difficult to find a brother and sister closer than Lorenzo and Zaryiah Haynes. Just 19 months apart in age, they have always been each other’s best friend. They attend the same Akron high school and share the same interests in entertainment and sports. They laugh at the same jokes and like the […]
How parents can help curb a widening obesity epidemic
It’s no secret childhood obesity is a growing problem in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity is nearly 14% among 2 to 5 year olds, 18% among 6 to 11 year olds and more than 20% in 12 to 19 year olds. Childhood obesity numbers continue […]
Teen embraces new life following bariatric surgery
Following bariatric surgery in September, 16-year-old Riley Ickes has lost 63 pounds, is on steady progress to reach her post-surgery weight goal, and is enjoying life in ways she has not in years. “For one thing, I love shopping for clothes now,” Riley said. “But I am just going to the thrift store, because I […]
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