Pediatrician Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD, discusses how the Healthy Hearts weight management program at Children's helps obese children get healthy through exercise and a nutritious diet. Watch the video report >
"CHORI-bar Nutritious Punch for Poor Eating Habits"
(San Francisco Chronicle © 5/20/2012)
CHORI's Bruce Ames, PhD, and colleagues developed a tasty and nutritious "CHORI-bar" that improves the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and anti-oxidant defenses. The bar is low-calorie, fruit-based, and restores the optimal nutritional balance in people with poor diets. At only 110 calories, the bar is also a potential weight reduction tool.
"Oakland Children's Hospital Gets Grants Worth $3 Million"
(Oakland Tribune © 5/4/2012)
Children's was awarded nearly $3 million by Department of Health and Human Service's Affordable Care Act to expand and improve community health centers and serve more patients. The grants will fund the expansion of fund Primary Care and Teen Clinic's facilities and services.
"Childhood Obesity: Kids Fight Back"
(KQED-TV, San Francisco © 5/1/2012)
Pediatricians Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD, and June Tester, MD, of the Healthy Hearts weight management program at Children's discuss the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and how Healthy Hearts is helping Bay Area children and families take control with exercise and a healthy diet. One in six kids in the U.S. is obese and twice as likely to develop heart disease.