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Parkinson's Disease
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Importance of Sleep
Senior Behavioral Medicine Care Unit
Mommy Makeover
Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association - 2018-2019 Season Schedule
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Symptoms of Testicular Cancer & Treatments
Services of SOMC Hospice Dogs
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Diabetes Prevention & Treatment
Signs & Symptoms of Colon Cancer
American Red Cross - Dancing with Our Stars
Preparing for Med School
Importance Of American Heart Month And Why Celebrate It?
Transcending Lives Campaign
Colds & Flu in Children
Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association
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Medical Students & Schooling
What Shoes Should We Wear For Exercising
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Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
Physical Therapy
Importance of Flu Vaccine
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Hospice Care
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Winter Wonderland
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink Madness Events
Transcending Lives Campaign
Group Weight Training vs. Working Out Alone
Ovarian Cancer
Prostate Function & Exam
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Genital Herpes
Breast Cancer Center
100 Year Anniversary Events & Centennial Celebration
High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease
Heart Health: Men vs Women
SOMC - Cardiothoracic Diseases
Family Practice - Physical Medicine
100 Year Anniversary of Red Cross & Upcoming Events
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Sleep Apnea - Syptoms, Risk Factors, & Diagnosis
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Pediatric Guild
In-Patient Hospice Center
Area Agency on Aging District-7 & Their Wellness Programs
Occupational Therapy
Amazing Race Event
Data on Tobacco Use and Smokers
Psychiatric Social Workers
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Heart Health Differences in Men & Women
High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease
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Greenup Family Practice
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Breast Reconstruction
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Ohio Senior Olympics
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Keys to Losing Weight
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New Provider in Lucasville
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Why Continue Smoking?
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Types of Skin Cancer
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Health & Fitness For Your Family
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Hospice Care and What to Look For
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Common Problems Women Have
Childhood Obesity
Preventative Screenings
Casino Night
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Men's Health Month
Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

About Us

Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is a 222-bed 501(C)(3) not-for-profit hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care services; SOMC has been in the community since 1954. It is the mission of SOMC to truly make a difference in the lives of patients, employees, and the surrounding community.



Southern Ohio Medical Center - Pediatrics FAQ

What is the definition of obesity in children?
It's not the same as the definition for adults because kids are growing, boys & girls grow differently, etc. So we have to use percentiles or curves. 85-95 percentile is "overweight" & greater than the 95 percentile is "obese".

How prevalent is childhood obesity in the US and in the tristate area?
Nationwide, 17% of kids 2-19 years old are obese. The rate is highest in teens 12-19 years old and its 20% of that age group. So 1 in 5 teens are obese. Here in our area the rate of obese & overweight children is greater than 30% in WV, KY and OH.

Why as this problem grown so much, because it is nearly doubled in the last 2 decades, right?
Limited access to healthy foods - fast foods, processed foods are cheaper and more convenient. Schools are offering these unhealthy options as well. Growing lack of physical activity at school and home. Average "screen time" for 8-18 years old is reported at 7.5 hours a day and recommended is less than 2 hours.

What can parents do to help their children?