Adults rate drug abuse and childhood obesity as the top health concerns for kids in their communities, according to the fifth annual survey of the top 10 health concerns for kids conducted by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Most of the top 10 health concerns pertain to long-recognized risky behaviors for youth: drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and teen pregnancy.
The Michigan Neurosport Concussion Program is now offering free, online courses for youth and high school coaches with up-to-date information about recognizing concussions and the best practices for responding.
Low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – the “good” cholesterol – have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease among adults, and new data from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center shows that low HDL levels may be common in kids too.