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November 14, 2013

President Obama Signs EpiPen Bill to Help Schools Fighting Allergy Attacks

H.R. 2094 will reward schools for stocking epinephrine, the drug used to stop allergy attacks.

November 08, 2013

When Big Mac Fights Big Bird

Child health advocates are hoping Sesame Street can help push back against the fast-food industry.

November 01, 2013

Congress Passes EpiPen Bill to Fight Allergy Attacks in Schools

Congress passed a law today that would prioritize certain grant funding based on how prepared schools are for severe allergy attacks.

September 20, 2013

House Votes to Cut Food Stamps by $4 Billion Annually

The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.

September 12, 2013

Michelle Obama Launches Water-Drinking Campaign

Michelle Obama, along with the Partnership for a Healthier America, has launched "Drink Up," a new campaign that pushes people to drink more water.

August 09, 2013

How Peanuts Became Public Health Enemy #1

Peanut allergies affect one of every 100 people. How did that turn into an epidemic?

August 08, 2013

No Relief From Secondhand Smoke for Youth With Asthma, CDC Says

The study shows no change over the previous decade in the exposure of children with asthma to secondhand smoke, although children without asthma had better luck.

July 31, 2013

House Passes Bill Aiming Grant Money at Allergy Attacks

A bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday directs the Department of Education to give higher asthma-grant priority to states that also take measures to address anaphylaxis.

July 16, 2013

Dropouts Are Driving Up Medicaid Costs, Says New Report

A new study adds further clout to the idea that dropouts are a national problem, not a personal one—because they cost the medical system money.

June 27, 2013

Rules for School Vending Machines, Snacks Unveiled

The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

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