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Middle childhood is the period between early childhood and adolescence. The exact years included vary among scientists and medical professionals; roughly between 5 or 6 and 10-12
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Key Healthy People 2010  Goals for Children Reduced child mortality i Injury and violence protection i Immunization i Access to medical home for children with special health care needs i More service systems for children with special health care needs i Treatment for mental health issues i Reduction in obesity i Oral health i Physical activity and fitness i Vision and hearing screening
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Chronic Illness in Children 15-20% of children have significant health care needs related to a chronic illness (CDC) i Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children
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Others include Diabetes i Cystic fibrosis i End-stage renal disease i Epilepsy i Migraine headaches i HIV/AIDS i Childhood cancer
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Accidents and Injuries Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children in the US i Drowning is the second most frequent cause of death in children 14 and under i Other significant risks in middle childhood include Child maltreatment Fireworks –related injuries Playground injuries
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Childhood Obesity The most effective programs to combat childhood obesity: i Involve both children and parents i Improve nutritional and physical activity standards within schools i Limit children’s exposure to advertising i Improve preventive care and treatment for obesity and related conditions
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC498A 498A taught by Professor Professorwallen during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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PP14ChildHealth09.ppt - Middle childhood is the period...

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