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September 15, 2014

CDC: Nearly Eight in 10 Children Miss Developmental Screenings

Infants, other children, and teenagers are generally not receiving all the preventive care that is recommended for them, according to the federal health agency.

August 28, 2014

Standing Desks May Be the Next Classroom Trend

Letting students stand in class, rather than forcing them to sit, may be beneficial for students' health and increase concentration levels.

August 27, 2014

Physical Fitness, Lower Depression Rates Linked for Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.

August 25, 2014

CDC: More Teens Trying E-Cigarettes After Never Smoking Conventional Cigarettes

The study confirms statements of some public health officials, who've warned the products are luring in young users through clever marketing.

August 20, 2014

N.C. Task Force Offers Suggestions for Rural Health

The task force recommended that the state focus on economic and education factors to improve health in rural areas.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

August 06, 2014

How Rural Districts Can Build a 'Safe Routes to School' Program

Although programs that encourage physical exercise can benefit children, those programs can be hard to implement in rural areas.

August 05, 2014

How to Build a 'Safe Routes to School' Program in a Rural District

A new fact sheet details how rural districts can encourage their students to walk and bike to school.

July 24, 2014

Nebraska Agency to Track Effects of 'Whole Child' Factors on Achievement

The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.

July 23, 2014

Five Takeaways From Congress' Latest Hearing on School Lunch Rules

Like all discussions about school food lately, the latest Congressional hearing on child nutrition reauthorization focused on whether schools have struggled to meet new federal nutrition rules.

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