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Dynamic Doings: The Right Way for Kids to Warm-up Before They Play

This video goes through a routine for dynamic stretching for kids. To warm up, stretching should be dynamic that is moving. Static stretching like we were all taught can actually decrease performance, and should only be done afterwards. Try to work on this routine with your kids! Dynamic Doings: The Right Way for Kids to [...]

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Sugary Drinks, Foods Might Put Teens at Risk for Heart Disease

Yet another study that demonstrates the effects of unhealthy eating. Teens need to be aware their diet can have long term consequences (and maybe they will listen….) “Welsh’s team found that teens who consumed the most added sugar had 9 percent higher LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, and 10 percent higher triglyceride levels (another type of [...]

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‘Abstinent’ teens test positive for STDs

More than 10 percent of teens who said they were abstinent also tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease, says a study in Pediatrics released Monday — a figure public health advocates say justifies screening all teens for such diseases. We don’t screen everyone at this point. But this proves that teenagers don’t always tell [...]

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New Guidelines on When Kids Need Tonsillectomies

These guidelines focus in on symptoms like sleep disordered breathing (severe snoring) as a reason for tonsillectomy. You have to have a lot of strep throats before you are a candidate: 7 strep throats in a year or five streps two years in a row or 3 a year 3 years in a row. If [...]

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Autism and the Affluent

I like this op ed. It points out the hypocrisy in some people using non-science to avoid immunizations. There is NO link between immunizations and autism. In my 25 year career, I have watch several horrible diseases that killed children in front of me disappear thanks to advances in immunization. Protect your child today! Autism [...]

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Loud noise now, hearing loss later?

This study found hearing changes in adolescents has increased 50% over the last 20 years, probably from exposure to loud music. This is very concerning. Talk to your children now about keeping the ipod volume reasonable. Loud noise now, hearing loss later? Prevalence of Noise-Induced Hearing-Threshold Shifts and Hearing Loss Among US Youths

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School calls mandatory substance abuse meeting for parents

This is actually a school in massachusetts, but it is an interesting discussion. Drug and alcohol abuse is a huge problem, and it clearly takes parental involvement to solve. But can you have a mandatory meeting for parents? School calls mandatory substance abuse meeting for parents .

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Give teenagers toddlers to stop them having babies when they’re too young, says Tory minister

I love this idea from England. Sometimes giving them a cute baby doll isn’t making enough of an impression. Let them chase a screaming tantruming toddler around for a while…. Give teenagers toddlers to stop them having babies when they’re too young, says Tory minister

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5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

As an owner of two dogs and three cats (and Norman the frog), I fully believe in the health benefits of pets. If you can’t get a pet of your own, let you kids spend time with animals, either at friends homes or other venues. 5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health or Exploring the [...]

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Health Care Law Changes for 2011: Adult Children Included in Parents’ Insurance

Although health insurance reform has been controversial, this is a vital help to all of us with children. Too many entry level jobs do not offer health insurance coverage. Allowing children to stay on their parents insurance until 26 is so needed. Health Care Law Changes for 2011: Adult Children Included in Parents’ Insurance

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