The physicians and editors of KidsHealth sifted through scores of health issues impacting children and families and chose 10 important trends to watch in 2007.The issues we chose represent a wide range of concerns: from HIV infections involving millions of children worldwide to the technology that enables kids and teens to connect with one another. Some issues, like the growing impact of obesity, threaten dire consequences for decades to come. Others, like the newly available HPV immunization, have the potential to save the lives of many.
Of course, these are not the only important issues affecting children's health ― far from it. No doubt, you're closely watching other issues not on the list. And we invite you to tell us about them by using the link on this page. The more attention brought to the health of children, the better for all.
The KidsHealth Top 10 Children's Health Issues to Watch: