Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight
MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Student-athletes may be more popular than teens who don't play sports, but they're no more fit.
To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight
MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worry about the number on the bathroom scale, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.
TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through
MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should take industry television ratings with a grain of salt, since they don't always reflect the true amount of violence, smoking and drinking in TV shows, a new study warns.
Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School
(HealthDay News) -- The first days back to school are a tough
transition for many kids and parents. Making sure they are well
rested before the first day can help.
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
(HealthDay News) -- Walking to school is a great way for kids to
get exercise. But parents should always teach their children
Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As parents start
preparing to send their young ones back to the classroom, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration says it's a good time to remember that
vaccines play an important role in keeping children healthy.
Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of
what kids learn in their first 12 years is through their vision.
Your back-to-school checklist should include making sure your
child's eyesight is OK, an eye expert says.
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many students use
backpacks to carry their school books and supplies, but improper
use can lead to muscle and joint injury, neck and shoulder pain, as
well as posture problems, child health experts warn.
Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's time to start
getting children and teens into their school-year sleep routine, an
Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip
(HealthDay News) -- Vacation shouldn't be an excuse to load up
on junk food. Parents should help kids make healthy food choices,
whether at home or away.