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Article ID: 693303

How Do You Get Teens to Stop Cellphone Use While Driving? Survey Says, Show Them The Money

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Teens who admit to texting while driving may be convinced to reduce risky cellphone use behind the wheel when presented with financial incentives such as auto-insurance apps that monitor driving behavior, according to a new survey conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). However, while more than 90 percent of teens surveyed said they were willing to give up sending or reading text messages, almost half indicated that they would want to retain some control over phone functions such as music and navigation.

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23-Apr-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693293

Nurses Develop Standardized Checklist to Better Educate Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Chicago (April 23, 2018) - Parents and others who care for children newly diagnosed with cancer must learn a wealth of new information to safely do so at home, and it is a core responsibility of pediatric oncology nurses to educate them, often based on practices that vary widely by institution. A new article in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing presents one standard checklist that nurses can use to ensure that information delivery is accurate and complete.

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23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693095

Black Parents Can Help Bridge Cultural Divide Between Students and White Teachers

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Bringing black parents into school settings can work toward shifting and closing the cultural disconnects between black families and predominantly white school personnel, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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23-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693009

Adolescents’ Cooking Skills Strongly Predict Future Nutritional Well-Being

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Evidence suggests that developing cooking and food preparation skills is important for health and nutrition, yet the practice of home cooking is declining and now rarely taught in school. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that developing cooking skills as a young adult may have long-term benefits for health and nutrition.

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Article ID: 692660

Should States Support Pregnant Teens and Their Babies?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The majority of U.S. adults with children agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment but want teens to meet certain criteria, including taking parenting classes, before receiving assistance.

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12-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692400

Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence

UC Davis Health

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

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6-Apr-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692385

Sexting: A Q&A on How to Talk to Your Children About Sharing Digital Content with Others

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB pediatrician offers her advice for handling tricky conversations with your children about appropriate digital device use and sexting.

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6-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692110

School Lunch Decisions Made by the Child and Not the Parent

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

While school lunches in the UK are subject to food standards, the contents of packed lunches are not as closely scrutinized, and studies have raised concern regarding the nutritional quality of packed lunches. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that children, not their parents, are often the primary decision maker of whether they will eat a school lunch or what is packed for their lunch.

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3-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692310

Parents Struggle to Discuss Sex with LGBTQ Teens

Northwestern University

It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.The study examined parents’ attitudes toward talking about sexual health with their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer teens (LGBTQ).

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5-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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