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May 21, 2012

Obese Youths Found to Have Heart Damage

Obese youths with no symptoms of heart disease appear to already have heart damage, a new study finds.

May 08, 2012

Schools Considered Critical in Combating U.S. Obesity Epidemic

Schools should become a major focal point for preventing the spread of obesity in the United States, suggests a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

May 01, 2012

President's Fitness Council Launches Video-Game Health Challenge

A new federal initiative aims to promote the health benefits that certain video games can provide.

April 16, 2012

Alabama's Richardson Accompanies Cancer Survivor to Prom

Trent Richardson, the Alabama running back who scored the game-icing touchdown in this year's BCS National Championship game, spent this past Saturday night at a high school prom.

April 16, 2012

Social Risk Factors Linked to Youth Obesity in Girls, Study Finds

Girls exposed to a number of social risk factors in early childhood are significantly more likely to be obese by age 5, but young boys aren't prone to the same effects.

April 02, 2012

Only Half of Preschoolers Play Outside With Parents Daily, Study Finds

Nearly half of U.S. preschoolers do not engage in parent-supervised playtime on a daily basis, according to a study published online Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

March 05, 2012

Increase of Childhood Obesity Slowing in Calif., Study Suggests

Between 2003 and 2008, California students were still gradually growing more obese, but the rate of increase had slowed from years prior, according to a new study based out of the University of California, Davis.

February 16, 2012

ASCD Petitions for Creating President's Council on the Whole Child

ASCD has created a petition lobbying for the creation of a President's Council on the While Child, which would address students' social, emotional, physical, and academic needs.

February 09, 2012

Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

First lady Michelle Obama was in a dancing mood today to celebrate the two-year anniversary of her "Let's Move" campaign, which aims to reduce obesity in U.S. youths.

February 08, 2012

Are Youth Athlete Smokers a Bad Influence on Teammates?

A new study suggests that teens who watch teammates smoke cigarettes may be more inclined to smoke, and the effects appear to be stronger in girls than in boys.

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