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August 26, 2015

Tracking Students' BMI May Have No Effect on Student Health, Suggests Study

Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.

December 24, 2014

Study Finds Inconsistencies in States' Sports-Physical Requirements

State-by-state variance in preparticipation physical evaluations for youth athletes suggests a need for nationwide standardization, concludes a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

November 18, 2014

Researcher Tests Magnet-Based Strategy to Prevent Concussions

Magnets may help slow down helmet-to-helmet collisions enough to reduce concussion risks in athletes.

August 19, 2014

Adults Rank Obesity as Biggest Child-Health Concern Locally, Nationally

In total, 29 percent of adults listed childhood obesity as a "big concern" locally, while 55 percent listed it as a "big concern" nationally.

July 24, 2014

Survey: Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles

In just one year, the number of teens who report using synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled, according the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

June 17, 2014

Poll Gauges Parents' Views on Youth-Sports Physicals

More than 40 percent of parents with youth-athletes between the ages of 10-17 feel that any qualified health-care provider can provide a sports physical, according to a new poll.

May 27, 2014

Former Military Leaders Express Concern Over School-Meal-Standards Battle

In the spirit of Memorial Day, a group of retired United States military leaders have taken aim at a new enemy: the weakening of school nutrition standards.

May 19, 2014

Poor Sleep Found Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity

Parents, don't be jealous that your young children get to take frequent naps while you're stuck working all day. Those naps could be helping prevent childhood obesity.

May 13, 2014

Consumption of Sports and Energy Drinks Found Linked With Unhealthy Behaviors

Adolescents who consume sports drinks (such as Gatorade) or energy drinks (containing caffeine) on a weekly basis are more likely to smoke cigarettes, consume sugar-sweetened beverages, and play video games more frequently

May 07, 2014

Obesity at Age 25 Tied to Higher Risk of Severe Obesity Later in Life

Since previous research has found a majority of overweight and obese youth maintain the same weight status throughout adulthood, the study has significant implications for the ongoing effort to prevent childhood obesity.

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