As parents, we want our kids to stay healthy throughout their lives. The teen years are an important time to build healthy cardiovascular habits. In , the American Heart Association set the bold goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent. In setting this goal, they created a paradigm shift from the treatment of cardiovascular disease to the promotion of cardiovascular health. Their recommendation was based on more than a decade of data showing adults who reach middle age without any major cardiovascular disease risk factors have a high chance of staying healthy well into old age.
Heart Disease Socially Isolates Teens Struggling to Be Normal
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Allison Wolfe, a year-old from Pittsfield, Mass. She has tetralogy of Fallot , a complex condition that is actually four defects that occur simultaneously. It strikes about 5 out of every 10, babies. Until just recently, the disease was an early killer, but today, because of medical advances, more children are living well into adulthood.
5 Strategies to Win the Battle for Your Teen’s Heart
When you were a teenager, what were your primary struggles? In my generation, like any generation, teens dealt with issues of self worth, identity, belonging, and purpose. Certainly there were those who struggled with sexual temptation and alcohol or drugs. Times have clearly changed. There is an all-out assault on our young people.
If your child has split up with their boyfriend or girlfriend, should you try to help or take a back seat? Tips include: listen, don't try to fix it and don't talk about yourself. By High50's Paula Greenspan. Picture the scene: your teenager storms through the front door, dramatically slams it shut and stomps up to their bedroom.