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October 15, 2014

Ebola: Some Schools Shut Down; Others Screening for Virus

School districts in Ohio and Texas have closed some schools after learning that students or staff were on a commercial flight with a nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

October 01, 2014

Dallas Schools Respond to Students' Possible Ebola Exposure

Five students who attend four Dallas schools may have had contact with an Ebola patient while he was displaying symptoms, officials said Wednesday.

August 25, 2014

CDC: More Teens Trying E-Cigarettes After Never Smoking Conventional Cigarettes

The study confirms statements of some public health officials, who've warned the products are luring in young users through clever marketing.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

August 05, 2014

How to Build a 'Safe Routes to School' Program in a Rural District

A new fact sheet details how rural districts can encourage their students to walk and bike to school.

July 23, 2014

Five Takeaways From Congress' Latest Hearing on School Lunch Rules

Like all discussions about school food lately, the latest Congressional hearing on child nutrition reauthorization focused on whether schools have struggled to meet new federal nutrition rules.

July 10, 2014

New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles

The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.

June 24, 2014

Judge: Schools Can Require Unvaccinated Students to Stay Home if Others Are Sick

Public health concerns justify the practice, a federal judge in New York ruled.

June 02, 2014

Ed. Dept. Issues Guidance on Access to Records of Students in Foster Care

The Education Department ramped up its efforts today to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.

May 13, 2014

Being a Bully Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

Being a bully correlates with lower levels of a protein associated with inflamation, researchers found.

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