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: 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
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.
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.
Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Steroids used to help
premature babies' lungs work may increase their risk of eye
problems, a new study suggests.
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.
Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While supporting new
rules to make indoor tanning salons safer, most young women who
frequent the salons oppose a total ban, a new study finds.