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Gaithersburg pediatrician promotes Children's Awareness Month and educates parents on how to keep their children healthy.

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GAITHERSBURG, MD, June 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Young children are the most important commodities in communities around the country. What they learn today and how they take care of their health starting at a young age will have a major effect on their future and the future of society as a whole.

Dr. Farnoush Jamali of Prime Pediatrics is a pediatrician Gaithersburg residents frequently visit for care and advice to keep their children healthy and full of vitality. Since June is Children's Awareness Month he has decided to use this opportunity to bring children's health issues to the forefront and educate parents.

Children's Health Concerns
Children's Awareness Month is a perfect time to call attention to health and wellness in youngsters across the country. There are a few childhood health issues in particular that are concerning to pediatricians:

Behavioral and mental disorders like ADHD affect as much as 11 percent of school aged children (over six million). Childhood obesity is another major issue affecting young kids. Due to the Internet and learned habits, a lot of children aren't getting enough exercise and activity. They're also eating more unhealthy foods compared to 30, 40, 50 or more years ago. Juvenile diabetes is a health issue that is on the rise thanks in part to childhood obesity and poor diet.

Gaithersburg pediatrician Dr. Jamali has a few tips for parents to help prevent these problems or keep symptoms under control:

- Limit the child's sugar intake. Sugar is one of the worst substances for both children and adults to consume it in excess.
- Encourage children to get up and get active. Limit time on the computer and in front of the television.
- Visit a pediatrician regularly for checkups to catch, manage and treat health concerns.

"My goal is to educate parents about common childhood health issues and assist them with the best treatments and prevention methods," says Dr. Jamali. "Parents are in complete control of their children's health. A lot of common issues can be prevented or managed with adjustments to the child's diet, lifestyle and activities."

For more advice and to set up an appointment, parents are encouraged to visit GaithersburgPediatrics.com.

About Dr. Farnoush Jamali: Dr. Farnoush Jamali, Gaithersburg, MD pediatrician, is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. The pediatrician from Gaithersburg area can treat patients that are dealing with fever, asthma, ADHD, Flu, Strep Throat, Infections and any other pediatric service that her patients would need.

Media Contact:
Prime Pediatrics
contactus@gaithersburgpediatrician.com
11906 Darnestown Road Suite F
North Potomac, MD 20878
(301) 990-2077
www.gaithersburgpediatrician.com

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