23 November 2013
Launching Secure Online Community Health Tool Helps Economy, Improve Access and Health for Consumers, While Reducing Waste Compounded by Today’s Pediatric Obesity Epidemic in America
Background on Childhood Obesity in America
As of today, the CDC estimates one in every six children is obese, with rates still on the rise to a certain extent. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1] Over the past ten years, the United Stated rates of obesity in children have been on a steady incline. Various public health problems like obesity are often also without thought paired with attempted solutions to its consequences dating back years but hidden by generational gaps, by shyness, by secrets, and by social networks with differing views on exploring certain areas of life experiences. While previous solution proposals focus on a single aspect of childhood obesity, a comprehensive viable repository for sharing information and trends is needed to eradicate the disease prior to adult onset. Parents’ early interventions with proper training slow the disease increase trend. The BMC Public Health organization reasons early childhood mannerisms are most effective when exemplified by adult figures in the home [Auld, Garry, et al 1] Parents are not provided enough conventionally accessible education to support children in prevention of the disease. The CDC estimates studies show kids before school age are more than half as “likely as a model weight” child to develop and carry the disease as an adult. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2] The call for early childhood intervention with a comprehensive solution grows louder.
Clinical background on children, Obesity vs. Overweight
As of now, obesity remains is classified as a medical condition, and as a result, today’s research methods have focused neither on understanding the psychological impact of living with the disease or trends of mental health on the obesity growth and...