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The latest research and features on obesity in the Obesity News Source.

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Preventing Back-to-School Illnesses

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The backpacks are packed, lunchboxes are filled and the little ones are back in school. Kids have returned to their classrooms with stories of their summer vacations, and, unfortunately, with a host of germs ready to spread quickly in a close environment.

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Health Tip: Protect Your Children with the Right Backpack

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Poor fitting backpacks can lead to injuries, so parents should know what to look for when fitting their child for a backpack.

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The Olin College Class of 2020 Moves-In

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Move-in day for the Olin College Class of 2020 officially kicked off Saturday, August 27, 2016.

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‘Nudges’ Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups. That combination helped some youngsters eat healthier meals, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study showed.

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University of Delaware Back-to-School Experts Can Comment on Educational Apps, the Value of Play, Students with Disabilities and More

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Don't Miss THIS on Your Back-to-School List, Say Rutgers Pediatric Experts

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Each year, the pilgrimage for new school supplies is a given as the summer draws to a close. But one thing you should be sure to include on your back-to-school checklist is a call to the pediatrician to ensure your child’s vaccinations are up to date, Rutgers pediatric specialists say.

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UCLA Health experts advisory for September

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UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest, with a focus on back-to-school issues, for the month of September.

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"Warm Up" Your Child's Brain to Prepare for Back-to-School

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Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

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With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.

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Avoid the September Shock: Scheduling Children’s Back-to-School Medical Exams

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While parents may be overwhelmed buying school supplies, Dr. Jill Creighton, Medical Director of Ambulatory Primary Care Pediatrics, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, says scheduling annual medical appointments is something parents need to cross off their end-of-summer to-do lists.

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The Medical Minute: Involving Kids with Healthy Lunch Choices

One expert says the more you get your child involved in the menu planning, shopping and preparation of his or her lunch, the more likely it will be eaten and enjoyed.

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Are Glasses on Your Back-to-School Supply List?

Can your child read what's on the chalkboard? Or see the teacher from the back of the room? "Glasses may be the most important back-to-school supply many children get this year," said Eileen Gable, OD, an eye specialist at Loyola Medicine. "Vision problems in young children often go undetected and are difficult for family members to identify."

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Back-to-School Topics: U-M Experts Available

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Hey, Tall Guy! What’s the Politics Like Up There?

If you want to predict which political party someone will support, take note of the person’s height. The taller a person is, the more likely he or she is to vote for conservative politicians, according to a new study using data from Britain.

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Getting Your Kids Back-to-School and Back to Sleep; Stony Brook Children’s expert shares tips on healthy sleep hygiene

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Life in the Empty Nest: Four Tips to Help Parents Make the Adjustment

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Change will come as students move from their homes to college campuses across the nation these next few weeks. For the parents left behind, that pivot to the “empty nest” and a new stage in life can spark myriad emotions and some challenging moments, said Becky Scott, M.S.W, lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. She offers four tips to help parents adjust when their children transition to college.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Specialists Offer Top Five Back to School Tips for Parents and Kids

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With a little advance planning, going back to school can be a fun and exciting adventure for kids and parents. The specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have put together their top five tips to ensure parents and kids transition smoothly from summer vacation to the new school year.

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Nutrition Survival Tips for College Students and Avoiding Weight Gain

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Poor nutrition habits can have a negative impact on health, body weight, and, behaviors formed during this initial period of independence can last a lifetime, said Anne Mathews, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of food science. While the so-called “Freshmen 15” is a bit of an exaggeration, most college students gain excess weight. On average, college students gain about 7 pounds during the first year, and many continue to gain weight at a slower rate throughout college.

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Physician Offers Tips on Battling Back-to-School Bugs

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Despite the wishes of some schoolchildren, there's no such thing as an endless summer, and a Rowan Medicine physician says it's not too soon for kids - and their parents - to start preparing for the big changes that arrive with the first school bells of fall.







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