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Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Everyone knows that older shovelers are at risk for heart attacks, but we need to watch children too. They are at risk “The most frequently injured areas of the body were the lower back (34 percent), the arms and hands (16 percent) and the head (15 percent), the study authors noted. Common causes of injuries [...]

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To prevent obesity, children need adequate sleep

“Want to help your kid avoid a weight problem? Limiting fast-food meals and screen time is a start, but parents may also want to set an earlier bedtime. That’s the conclusion of a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The University of Chicago researchers monitored the sleep patterns of 308 children ages 4 to [...]

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Grown-Up Problems Start at Bedtime: Kids Who Don’t Sleep Enough Are at Greater Risk for Depression, Anxiety Later

Good sleep habits are essential for good health. Try to have your family have consistent bedtime routines, a set bedtime, and no TV in the bedroom! “Recent studies show that children who have persistent sleep problems, such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or not getting enough night-time shut-eye, are more likely later to [...]

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‘Healthy’ kids’ foods usually aren’t, study finds

Don’t believe what you read on the front of the package. Turn the box over and look at the nutrition box on the back. If you look, you will see the real “nutritional value” of things…(and put it back on the shelf)… “That’s right — 84% of the items declared healthy by an industry group [...]

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Video Game ‘Addiction’ Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

I personally can easily get hooked on a video game, but as an adult I can stop myself (and erase my WOW account!). Kids need help in not getting too addicted to these games, which should be played in moderation. “The new study found that children who are more likely to become addicted to video [...]

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Study: Fatty acids can help ease PMS symptoms

This study from Brazil found that a blend of three essential fatty acids helped reduce symptoms of PMS. “Essential fatty acids are substances that are not produced by the human body and are only available from diet. Eggs, nuts, vegetable oils and fish are examples of foods that provide such acids, which are also available [...]

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New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

I applaud these recommendations. Schools are definitely a piece of the puzzle, and the one that parents have the least control over. “The guidelines, which were obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by USDA, would require schools to cut sodium in those meals by more than half, use more whole grains and serve low [...]

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Take note of simple tactic to beat test stress

A simple technique to help your older students cope with test anxiety… “A team of University of Chicago psychological scientists found that high school and college students who jotted down their worries for 10 minutes before exam time avoided choking under the pressure. In fact, they performed markedly better.” Take note of simple tactic to [...]

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Being Optimistic Is Good For Your Health

Trying to keep teenagers optomistic is a difficult task, but studies like this show that it is worth it. “The authors found that although optimism is protective against adolescent health risks it is not a panacea. Preventive interventions will also need to address other aspects of psychological and interpersonal functioning as well as the social [...]

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Heart group: Require students to get CPR training

I think this is a very good idea. Everyone should have these skills to save a life! Maybe we should all talk to our school boards… “The American Heart Association thinks there should be more students like Olivia. It wants states to require high school students to learn how to give CPR and use an [...]

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