Heart Health Starts in Childhood

Building a healthy lifestyle starts in childhood. Here at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, we’re invested in treating medical conditions that our community’s children are facing today, but we also want to do our part in promoting a healthier tomorrow.

Watch this video to see Dr. Rae-Ellen Kavey, professor of Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital, break down new guidelines from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Dr. Kavey is an author for the new guidelines.

Big take-aways from these guidelines for parents include encouraging parents to be healthy role models, recommending fat-free milk and water as primary beverages for children 2-years-old and older screening children for cholesterol before 10-years-old. To see what risk factors to discuss with your pediatrician as your child grows up, check out this table from NHLBI. For a more thorough explanation of the guidelines, click here.

Pediatric Cardiology is one of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric priority areas for our capital campaign. For more on how we’re hoping to enhance our program, visit the Cardiovascular Disease section of our giving site.

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