As we do every year, the doctors and editors of KidsHealth have
sifted through scores of health issues affecting children and
families to choose 10 important trends to keep tabs on in 2009.
There are significant trends, but there was one common thread that
factored into nearly every aspect of families' lives and so
became our focus of attention: The economy.
The financial crunch, here and around the world, will
undoubtedly affect the physical and mental health of parents and
kids throughout 2009 - and beyond. The basics that families may
have taken for granted just a year ago are becoming a real struggle
for many. Each of us is feeling the pinch in some way.
So, we've pinpointed a collection of the biggest challenges
â€• and opportunities â€• that lie head. Of course, these aren't
the only important issues affecting kids' health â€• far from it.
But we hope we can offer some insights into what to expect and how
to make it all work, despite the setbacks of 2008 and others that
might loom ahead.
The 10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2009:
Also check out:
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2009 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.