Higher stress, diminished quality family time linked to worse health for children
More than half of adults believe children today are more stressed, experience less quality family time and have worse mental and emotional health.We have seen major advances in medicine and public health over the last century that have greatly reduced childrens illness and death. On the other hand, conditions like childhood obesity, asthma and behavior problems have become more common, said Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., director of the poll and professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Michigans C.S. Mott Childrens Hospital. The poll also found generational differences in adults perceptions of childrens health: Pre-baby boomers ages 70 and older were most likely to perceive that childrens physical health today is better than when they were growing up. Baby boomers (ages 51-69), generation Xers (ages 35-50) and millennials in the 18-34 age group were less likely to perceive that childrens physical health is better now. Source: Newswise
According to the Centers for Disease Control, these are the leading causes of death for infants and preschoolers. Awareness is key
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