For decades, our hospitals have provided leading pediatric care in Georgia. As Georgia’s pediatric population grows, so does the demand for healthcare and programs that address the leading dangers to children, including:
- Accidental injuries—A leading cause of death of children age 14 and younger.
- Obesity epidemic—Two out of every five third-graders are either overweight or obese.
- Chronic illnesses, such as asthma—One of the greatest threats to student health; accounting for more than half a million missed school days each year in Georgia.
- Type 2 diabetes—One out of every three children born in 2000 will develop Type 2 diabetes in his lifetime unless he adopts a healthier lifestyle.
Raising awareness of health risks among children and taking action today will help ensure a safe and healthy future for our children tomorrow.
Eye Toward the Future
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