Residents of the U.S. are generally living longer these days, but more and more of them are developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, which will shorten their lives and boost medical costs. Some 133 million adults almost half the adult population now have a chronic health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These are typical explanations and complaints from children and parents in regards to their busy schedules. Clearly, some kids have too much to do and not enough time to do it and it’s hard to tell if it’s due to their parents’ pushing or youngsters trying to keep up with their peers. Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure—something’s got to give. Is your child too busy?
The root cause of cervical cancer, the genital human papillomavirus (HPV) can occur in men and women alike, almost half of sexually active individual contracting the virus at some point in their lives. Still, not all carriers show signs of infection; depending on the type of HPV one is infected with, the condition can be asymptomatic or can manifest through warts that appear in the genital area or in the upper respiratory tract.
Time was running out for young Adanelie Gonzalez, a four-year-old patient at Miami Children’s Hospital who had been born with a serious heart condition, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). Even after two complex open-heart surgeries and multiple cardiac catheterizations, she would tell her parents, “I just can’t breathe.”
For most kids, height isn’t something they can change, so what do you do if you don’t like how tall or short you are? It might be girls feeling too tall and boys feeling too short. But some really tall boys might not like all that height and some shorter girls might get tired of all the jokes or of feeling like they’re staying little while their friends are growing up.