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Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003

at parents and teachers should know and be prepared to provide on-site "chemical" first aid for their children and students.

INCREASINGLY BETTER TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN DIAGNOSED WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS

More than five million girls and women in North America suffer every month with blinding, excruciating and debilitating pain that robs them of the joy of every day living. They are suffering with endometriosis, an incurable condition caused by the spread and growth of tissue from the lining of the uterus (called endometrium) outside the uterine walls, typically in and around the pelvic and abdominal areas where it should not grow.

INTENSIVE IN-HOSPITAL MONITORING REDUCES PREMATURE DELIVERY OF MONOAMNIOTIC TWINS, IMPROVES SURVIVAL

With intensive and constant in-hospital fetal monitoring of monoamniotic (MA) twins, delivery can be delayed to beyond 34 weeks, and the live discharge rate can approach that of other twin pregnancies. This is significant because, historically, twins who shared a common amniotic sac had only about a 50 percent chance of both twins surviving. Those who did survive were typically delivered prematurely, resulting in a higher risk of severe health challenges and lengthy stays in neonatal intensive care units.

RAPIDLY RISING NUMBERS OF OBESE, UNFIT CHILDREN RESULTING IN PRECIPITOUS JUMP IN TYPE 2 DIABETES IN THE YOUNG

Baby fat may be cuddly to new parents but pediatricians are increasingly warning families about serious medical problems resulting from baby fat that never goes away. Type 2 diabetes is on the increase in overweight and obese children in America. According to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center pediatric endocrinologist David Geller, M.D., Ph.D., "Childhood obesity is the primary reason we are seeing such a huge increase in type 2 diabetes in kids today. Clearly there is an inexorable increase in body girth and body mass in our children which needs to be taken se
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Contact: Sandra Van
sandy@vancommunications.com
800-880-2397
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
22-Jul-2003


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