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The Path to Obesity Starts in Kindergarten

Childhood weight plays a major role in future obesity, according to a study of more than 7,700 kindergartners. Researchers measured the height and weight of a cohort of children seven times during the course of nine years and found that those who were overweight in kindergarten were four times as likely as normal-weight peers to become obese by age 14. In fact, nearly half of all cases of obesity observed between kindergarten and eighth grade occurred in children who were overweight at age five. This major study suggests that efforts to curb childhood obesity need to start before children enter school.

College Health and Safety for Parents

Do you have a college-bound student in your household? You’re not alone. College attendance has spiked, with 20.2 million students planning to attend colleges and universities in the U.S. during the fall of 2015. That’s up five million from five years ago, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Beat the Heat

There’s nothing better than the smell of campfires, the sound of crickets, a twinkling sky and a lemonade in hand. Noses twitching from the smell of a grill, sun dusted cheeks and the gentle glide of sailboats add to the experience. Complete with the joyful noise of children playing outside, this summer scene sounds pretty much perfect.

Is Your Child Too Busy?

These are typical explanations and complaints from children and parents in regards to their busy schedules. Clearly, some kids have too much to do and not enough time to do it and it’s hard to tell if it’s due to their parents’ pushing or youngsters trying to keep up with their peers. Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure—something’s got to give. Is your child too busy?
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Skin Care Remedies for Kids

Skin Care Remedies for Kids Just like adults, children experience dryness, itchiness and other skin irritations. However, their skin can be considerably more s...

Feeling Too Tall ….or Too Short

For most kids, height isn’t something they can change, so what do you do if you don’t like how tall or short you are? It might be girls feeling too tall and boys feeling too short. But some really tall boys might not like all that height and some shorter girls might get tired of all the jokes or of feeling like they’re staying little while their friends are growing up.