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10 Kids Health Issues to Watch in 2007

kidshealth1.jpg Our partners at KidsHealth sifted through scores of health issues and chose 10 important trends to watch in 2007. There are a wide range of concerns: from HIV infections involving millions of children worldwide to the technology that enables kids to connect with one another. Some issues, like the growing impact of obesity, threaten dire consequences for decades to come. Others, like the newly available HPV immunization, have the potential to save many lives.

kidshealth1.jpg Our partners at KidsHealth sifted through scores of health issues impacting children and families and chose 10 important trends to watch in 2007. The issues represent a wide range of concerns: from HIV infections involving millions of children worldwide to the technology that enables kids and teens to connect with one another. Some issues, like the growing impact of obesity, threaten dire consequences for decades to come. Others, like the newly available HPV immunization, have the potential to save the lives of many.

Of course, these are not the only important issues affecting children's health ― far from it. No doubt, you're closely watching other issues not on the list. And we invite you to tell us about them by using the link on this page. The more attention brought to the health of children, the better for all.

Health Care 2.0: The Electronic Age of Health Care
From e-prescribing to disease blogs, advances in technology are fast transforming the quality of health care and the way families access it. Electronic medical records (EMRs) hold the promise of improving health care by increasing the efficiency of everything from accessing a patient's medical history to tracking medical errors. Meanwhile, Internet innovations and a rapid expansion of health-related websites have made more medical information accessible to parents and families. As consumer-directed health plans put more decisions about medical care in families' hands, parents increasingly turn to the Internet for advice, support, and information. In one recent survey, more than half of adults said that what they found on the Internet had an impact on how they care for themselves or someone else.
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