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Summer is almost over!

  • Posted on Aug 16, 2017

  With summer wrapping up and school starting, kids can have a hard time adjusting to the new schedules. Some kids thrive on a schedule, while others truly enjoy the freedom of summer. Either way,

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Eat your veggies!

  • Posted on Aug 15, 2017

  In Australia, they determined that children that consumed vegetables nightly scored higher on their NAPLAN test (a national academic assessment tool). A professor from the school of health sciences at University of Newcastle, Tracy

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It’s almost football season

  • Posted on Aug 8, 2017

The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was diagnosed in 110 of 111 former NFL players whose brains were donated.  They also said that CTE was diagnosed in 87%

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Summer Safety Tip- Poisonings

  • Posted on Aug 4, 2017

  The biggest danger for accidental  poisonings are with unexpected items like citronella oil in Tiki torches, cosmetics and, of course, household cleaners and medications. Globally, poisonings result in 3.9 percent of all deaths, and

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Cooking with Kids

  • Posted on Aug 2, 2017

Yes, this can be a risky adventure, but a good one as well! Studies show that when kids help make a dish, they are more likely to eat it! So put them in charge of

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Bug spray

  • Posted on Jul 31, 2017

  DEET is available in many bug spray products, in concentrations ranging from less than 10 percent to more than 75 percent. The effectiveness of DEET plateaus at approximately 30 percent, but higher concentrations provide

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Physical Activity, Adiposity & Cognition in Children

  • Posted on Jul 26, 2017

Daily physical activity reduces adiposity and improves cognitive function in children, particularly among children who are obese, a recent study found. The study evaluated the effects of a 9-month physical activity intervention on changes in

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