Obesity is prevalent among the pediatric population, with CDC statistics showing numbers as high as 17% among children and adolescents from 2-19 years old. The numbers are much higher in Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks. Definition of obesity is based on meeting the 95th percentile and above for Body Mass Index (BMI) compared to other kids of the same age and gender.
In celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lima Memorial Health System will host the 21st Annual Hope Garden Ceremony on Thursday, October 19. Breast cancer survivors, family and friends are invited to gather at the Lima Memorial Medical Park on Eastown Road at noon for this celebration of life and survivorship.
While midwives are well known for attending births, they also provide health care to women, including annual exams, writing prescriptions, basic nutrition counseling, parenting education, patient education and reproductive health visits. A hallmark of midwifery is health promotion and disease prevention. Midwives work closely with physician specialists, using the model of consultation, collaboration and referral as needed to provide optimal health care.