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Treat Childhood Obesity Sooner Rather than Later
Kids who are overweight or obese are not likely to grow out of this condition. Parents need to take steps to get kids' weight under control.
An Rx for Fruits and Veggies
When doctors offered vouchers for healthy food, it reduced hypertension, obesity, diabetes and food insecurity in low-income communities.
The Heart Changes Seen in Sedentary Kids
Over time, kids' inactivity can lead to an enlarged heart and cause fluid to build up in the body, increasing the risk of heart failure.
Less Screen Time Equals More Sleep Time
Parents take note: When day students' sleep schedules were compared to those of boarding students, the benefits of "lights out" were clear.
Stream Now, Pay Later
Screen time and the inactivity it fosters among children and teens can lead to serious metabolic consequences that show up in middle age.
Finding a Firearm: Potentially Deadly Child's Play
Kids are curious, so when they find a gun, they are likely to check it out. A new study offers a way to educate kids about what to do.
Unique Antibodies in Breast Milk Offer Big Benefits
Antibodies in breast milk protect infants from deadly infections while their immune systems develop. Donor milk does the same for preemies.
Reading for More than Pleasure
Reading for pleasure -- being read to and reading to oneself -- affects kids' developing brains. It shows up in school and adolescence.
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Cuts More than Pounds
Obese teens and young adults definitely benefit from bariatric surgery. Yes, but as they lose weight, one risk is likely to rise.
New Dads Can Make a Difference
Father's Day is a good time to consider how important fathers' support is, both to partners who are breastfeeding and to infants' safety.
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