New report offers good advice to parents - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/16/10

New report offers good advice to parents

By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Inside the Journal of the American Medical Association, offers some encouraging news for parents. The report looks at chronic health conditions like asthma, obesity and even learning disorders and finds that in many kids, the ultimate treatment is time.

"The most surprising thing was that half of the chronic conditions in our study population eventually resolved, we didn't think that we would find that because of our notion of chronic conditions being somewhat more permanent than what we saw in the study," said Jeanne Van Cleave, M.D., at the Mass General Hospital for Children.

That's not to say kids shouldn't be treated for chronic conditions, Dr. Van Cleave says it's likely because of early treatment that many times chronic conditions goes away as the child matures.

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