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November 18, 2016

Three-Fourths of U.S. Children Aren't Meeting Physical-Activity Guidelines

Three-fourths of children across the United States aren't meeting the recommended amount of physical activity per week, according to a report card from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.

September 29, 2016

Obesity Ranks as Second-Biggest Child-Health Concern Among Adults

Bullying is the only health-related concern for children that outpaces obesity among U.S. adults, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

April 28, 2016

Wisconsin Law Requires CPR Training in School Health Classes

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker his signed a bill mandating CPR training in every school health course between grades seven and 12 by the 2017-2018 school year.

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.

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