Health

Reading Achievement and Environment: A Cozy Relationship

Posted April 6, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

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A recent study finds an interesting relationship between a child's reading achievement and his or her environment. And it wasn't all just about the books.

Babies Are at the Highest Risk for BPA Exposure

Posted April 6, 2010 by Fred Lee

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When it comes to bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure, newborns and infants seem to face the highest risks because of plastic feeding bottles.

Breastfeeding Could Save Lives and Money

Posted April 6, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Doctors are recommending that new mothers breastfeed their newborns because it could save hundreds of lives and result in significant economic savings.

Trouble Getting Knocked Up? Cut the Coke.

Posted April 5, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Excessive consumption of cola may have an adverse effect on male fertility.

Why Some Kids Get Bullied

Posted April 2, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Certain personality characteristics seem to predispose kids to being targeted for bullying.

One In Five U.S. Children Have High Cholesterol

Posted April 2, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

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The CDC reports that 20% of U.S. children have high cholesterol. Considering that high cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease, and heart disease is the number one killer in this country, that’s a morbid statistic.

Summer Clothes Increase UV Exposure

Posted March 31, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Flip-flops and baseball hats are a part of summer, but they may not provide adequate protection against UV radiation.

Physical Therapy Helps To Lower Risk For Postnatal Depression

Posted March 25, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Physical therapy exercises have been found to reduce the incidence of postpartum depression in new mothers.

Sunshine Vitamin (Vitamin D) Prevents Flu in Children

Posted March 23, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Regular consumption of vitamin D was found to protect children from influenza.

Pregnancy Brain: Fatty Acids May Be The Answer

Posted March 23, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Forgetfulness when you are pregnant is not just in your head, it may be tied to a deficiency in fatty acids in your diet.

Labeled: Food Product Manufacturers Called Out by the FDA

Posted March 22, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

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With new regulations, the FDA plans to crack down on misleading food product labels. With her recent open letter to the food industry, the FDA commissioner expects companies to shape up. Parents: hopefully making healthy choices for your families will soon require less vigilance.

Snacks Know No Bounds

Posted March 22, 2010 by Sierra Black

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According to new research, most kids eat three meals a day, plus three snacks. Even families that try to eat healthy often wind up letting their kids graze. I was surprised to realize how much my kids snack.

Meditation For Children: One Woman's View

Posted March 22, 2010 by Deeanna Frankli...

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Many children lead stressful lives. They have to contend with academic pressure, peer pressure, and the normal changes that come from simply growing up. One expert thinks meditation may help.

Family Routines and Obesity

Posted March 22, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Family meals, TV, and sleep influence obesity in preschoolers.

Huffing Inhalants Almost as Popular as Drinking

Posted March 19, 2010 by Lela Davidson

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Would you know if your 12-year-old were inhaling deadly intoxicants? A new study shows huffing is second in popularity only to drinking among the middle school set.

Ouch! The Rise in Children’s Sports Injuries and What You Can Do About It

Posted March 19, 2010 by Fred Lee

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A disturbing rise in kid's sports injuries is being called a "silent epidemic" and may stem from having too many activities.

R-Rated Movies Harmful to Kids

Posted March 17, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Movies have more influence on our kids than we realize, and may encourage unhealthy lifestyle habits that include smoking and drinking.

Sleepy Teens May Have Biological Excuse

Posted March 16, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Lack of sleep can adversely affect the lives of teenagers, and may in fact have a biological basis.

Brown Recluse Spider Bites Linked to Anemia in Kids

Posted March 16, 2010 by Fred Lee

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According to new research, spider bites may be behind certain mysterious cases of anemia in children.

Sleepy Teens? Light Deficiency May Be the Cause

Posted March 15, 2010 by Fred Lee

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Exposure, or lack thereof, to certain kinds of natural light may affect the sleep patterns of teenagers.

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