Silent Killer Often Undiagnosed in Children
High blood pressure or hypertension is often called a silent killer because its symptoms are not always noticeable, but it can lead to potentially deadly problems. In a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), MetroHealth physicians used electronic medical records to examine the charts of 14,000 children. They discovered hypertension was undiagnosed in three-quarters of the pediatric patients.
High blood pressure is increasing in prevalence with the pediatric obesity epidemic. Diagnosing hypertension in children is much more difficult than the simple blood pressure check required in adults, because abnormal blood pressures in children vary with age, sex, and height.
David Kaelber, internist and pediatrician, The MetroHealth System and senior instructor at Case Western Reserve University, says that as many as 1.5 million children nationwide could have undiagnosed high blood pressure. Read more.
Make History: Register now to attend Fall Convocation and Investiture
Barbara R. Snyder will officially be installed as the next -- and the first woman to serve as -- president of Case Western Reserve University at the 2007 Fall Convocation and Investiture ceremony. To learn more on the history of the university's presidents, view the University Archives online exhibit.
All faculty, staff and students who plan to attend this year's Fall Convocation and Investiture program and be a part of history in the making need to register online by August 28. Tickets to the ceremony, set for at 4:30 p.m. August 29 at Severance Hall, will be available at the Severance Hall Box Office on August 27. Faculty who plan to be a part of the processional can order academic regalia through the University Bookstore. Questions: Contact the Convocation and Investiture Office at 368-6280.
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For Faculty & Staff
The Squire Valleevue Farm staff is asking university departments and offices to donate outdated office supplies for use with children's programs conducted at the farm. Hundreds of Cleveland-area K-12 students visit University Farm for educational programming year round. For more information about donating items, send an e-mail to Ana Locci, or call 368-0274.
University Counseling Services is sponsoring a welcome party for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) students beginning graduate and professional school programs this year at 6:30 p.m. on August 27 at Point East, 27500 Cedar Road. Come meet GLBT staff, faculty and former students. Contact Jane Daroff via e-mail, or call 368-5872 for directions and to RSVP.
Today marks the beginning of Welcome Days! Join in and welcome the class of 2011 for their first all-class event today at 5 p.m. on the football field (rain site: Veale Center). Participants can watch a special orientation leader dance performance, playfair, and the Case class photo. Read more for a schedule of events.