According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), lifestyle choices and habits formed in childhood can determine the risk of developing chronic diseases as an adult.
Cardio-Smart KidsIn "Your Heart: A User's Guide" the AHA teaches children about four major steps that can make a difference in helping to prevent heart disease. Find out more about these four steps.
Seniors and KidsSince the earliest period in the development of the human family, consistent interaction between generations has resulted in mutual learning and mutual support. Elders throughout the ages have been part of the main stream of growth in villages, towns and in nations. They have been models of stability and continuity of the world's cultures.
Talking to Your Child About Using TobaccoIf you think your child is too young to try tobacco, think again. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each day more than 3,000 kids become regular smokers and that about one third of these children will eventually die from cancer, heart disease, or lung disease.
Nutrition for your ChildThe Food Pyramid is not just for adults! Check out our newest article on children's nutrition The Health Promotion Department has a variety of pediatric health and wellness articles and resources.
Health Focus Courtesy of: NMCSD Health Promotion Dept.