Obese youths with no symptoms of heart disease appear to already have heart damage, a new study finds.
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May 21, 2012
May 08, 2012
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
A new federal initiative aims to promote the health benefits that certain video games can provide.
April 16, 2012
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.