Fat letters from schools spur childhood obesity debate

Receiving report cards from schools is a standard practice that helps parents stay informed about their child’s academic performance. But now, schools in some states have been going one step further and are also letting parents know how their child’s weight measures up. A new report released this week in Pediatrics has spurred debate around […]

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Dating violence a common experience for teens

Recent research presented at the American Psychological Association’s meeting in Honolulu finds that about one in three American teens report being victims of dating violence. Almost one in three teens also acknowledge they’ve committed violence toward a date. Researchers analyzed information collected in 2011 and 2012 from 1,058 youths, ages 14 to 20, in the […]

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Tips to Keep Kids and Teens Safe this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a time for fun and celebration; however, families should follow precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable occasion. Not only do parents need to worry about firework safety, but families should also keep in mind alcohol and sun safety, too. Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of emergency medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, recommends […]

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