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Ending Platelet Shortage, Emotional Support Animals, Internet Addition, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Timing and Duration Matters for School Lunch and Recess

Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote healthier school lunches and increased physical activity during recess.

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Adhering to a Work Routine Helps Reduce Pressure in Protracted War Situations

Two recently-published studies at the University of Haifa examined the connection between work routine and stress during the Second Lebanon War. The studies found that work routine reduced stress among residents of northern Israel during the war. The strongest effect was found among women and those obliged to come to their places of work.

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Exercise Program Improved Testosterone Levels in Obese Men, Dad’s Preconception Exercise May Increase Obesity, Women Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease After Weight-Loss Surgery Than Men, and More 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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