childhood obesity http://wkms.org en Two Kentucky Children's Hospitals Partner to Better Treat Childhood Obesity, Diabetes http://wkms.org/post/two-kentucky-childrens-hospitals-partner-better-treat-childhood-obesity-diabetes <p></p><p>Kentucky's two largest children's hospitals are joining forces to provide better pediatric care across the state.&nbsp;</p><p>University of Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington and Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville announced the partnership this morning. However, the hospitals will continue to operate independently. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:12:49 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 34260 at http://wkms.org Two Kentucky Children's Hospitals Partner to Better Treat Childhood Obesity, Diabetes MSU Professor Speaks on Cardiovascular Risk in W. Ky. Children http://wkms.org/post/msu-professor-speaks-cardiovascular-risk-w-ky-children <p>Not too many years ago, when a child went to a dietician, it was because he or she was too thin. Now, dieticians say they are seeing more overweight, and even obese children. The Centers for Disease Control found in 2010 that 1 in 7 preschool age children is obese. With extra weight comes increased health risks, and to treat a problem, it’s better to catch it early. The Purchase Area Health Education Center is working with several counties in the region to find children who may be at risk for cardiovascular problems. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 20925 at http://wkms.org MSU Professor Speaks on Cardiovascular Risk in W. Ky. Children Afternoon Round-Up 8/16/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-81612 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>The government began accepting applications Wednesday for "<a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/15/158872445/for-undocumented-youth-new-policy-carries-risks">deferred action for childhood arrivals</a>." The program allows qualified undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children to study and work legally in the U.S. Many are applying, but the process is not without risk for some.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:12:18 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20877 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/16/12 Statistical Analysis Shows Poor Health in Western Ky. Children http://wkms.org/post/statistical-analysis-shows-poor-health-western-ky-children <p>A study of more than 800 western Kentucky children shows 25 percent are obese, and another 18 percent are overweight. The national average of obese children is 17 percent. Murray State University nursing professor Dr. Dana Manley was part of a team of researchers who compiled the data, based on 2008 and 2009 cardiovascular fitness tests. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:41:07 +0000 Angela Hatton 20865 at http://wkms.org Statistical Analysis Shows Poor Health in Western Ky. Children