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Childhood Obesity Increases During Summer Breaks

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Children are at greater risk of gaining unhealthy amounts of weight during summer vacation than during the school year, according to a new study published in the Obesity journal and presented at ObesityWeek 2016. Researchers studied more than 18,000 kindergartners over two years and found that obesity increased only during the two summer vacations, and not at all during the school years.

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Voluntary Summer Learning Programs for Elementary School Students Benefit Those with High Levels of Attendance, Study Shows

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Elementary school students with high levels of attendance in voluntary summer learning programs - defined as at least 20 days of a five- to six-week program - experienced benefits in math and reading, according to new RAND Corporation findings from the largest research study ever conducted on summer learning.

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Findings Suggest Electric Fan Use by Elderly During Extreme Heat Could Be Harmful

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In a study appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA, Craig G. Crandall, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and colleagues examined whether electric fan use would delay elevations in heart rate and core temperature of elderly adults exposed to extreme heat and humidity.

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beach safety, Swimming Safety, Amie Hufton

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Heading for that last trip to the Beach? These tips can help?

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With Labor Day approaching and many people preparing to take their last trip to the beach this season, there are some rules of the sand to follow to make sure you have a safe trip. Texas A&M University offers some helpful tips to make sure that final beach trip of the season is a happy one.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Summer School

Undergraduate Interns Learn From Summer Research

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Thirty undergraduate students from around the country conducted hands-on research at SLAC this summer through the Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program.

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Keeping Mosquitoes Away: Insect Repellent and Children

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Summer is here and backyard barbecues, camping trips and youth camp sessions are in full swing. Amidst all of these fun activities is often a far less welcoming sign of summer: mosquitoes.

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For Many Students, Summer Is the Season for Research

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As an art history major, Allison Smith ’17 understands the need for students to develop visual literacy and visual thinking skills to support their research and scholarly activities.

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Childhood Hearing Loss, speech and language, Pediatric hearing loss, Cochlear Implant, Hearing Aid, auditory verbal therapy, support services, International

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Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families From 15 Countries Benefited From Unique Summer Session Programs

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Many regions of the world today still lack ready access to audiology, auditory-verbal therapy and educational support services for young children with hearing loss and their families. JTC’s International Summer Sessions help to address the service gap.

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Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer, RPI

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Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Recognized by Savoy Magazine

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Savoy Magazine has named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson among the “Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” in its summer issue.

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Summer Treatment Program Helps Children with ADHD

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Recently, 35 children with ADHD completed the Cincinnati Children’s Summer Treatment Program (STP), a seven week program providing intensive behavioral interventions within a fun-filled camp setting. Children, ages 8-12, learn to improve social skills, manage frustration, and follow instructions while participating in sports and classroom activities.

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University Of The Sciences In Philadelphia, Children's Health, Summer Activities, Heat advisory, Back To School Health, Back To School, Exercise, Summer Exercise, Philadelphia

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Health Tip: Ways to Keep Kids Active and Cool in the Peak of Summer Heat

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In the dog days of summer it can be easy to let your children sit in front of the television, but as the fall approaches, it is important to get the kids in an active routine. Karin Richards, chair of the Kinesiology Department at University of the Sciences, shares some ways to get your kids exercise without braving the heat.

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Drowning, Drowning Death, drowning prevention , Drownings, Water Safety

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The Medical Minute: Parental Vigilance Key to Preventing Drownings

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More children are coming to hospital emergency departments this summer for drownings or near-drownings, including at Penn State Children’s Hospital, where staff members say they have seen more cases recently than they can recall in several years.

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Health Tips, UT, Ut Southwestern, Ut Southwestern Medical Center, Sunglasses, essential oils, processed foods, Phosphates, summer skin , Skin Protection, health app, Sunscreen protection, Sunscreens

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August 2016 Health and Wellness Tips

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Health and wellness tips from UT Southwestern Medical Center experts for August 2016

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Olympics, rio 2016 olympics, Olympic Games

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Indiana University Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Summer Olympics

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With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of issues. Topics include Zika and other health concerns for athletes and spectators, how coverage and marketing of the games has changed and how it might frame public discussion on other topics, and Brazil's ability to pull off a successful worldwide event and its long-term futur

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Safety Tips, Summer Safety, Texas A&M Health Science Center

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Health Tips to Have Your Best Summer Yet

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The lazy, hazy days of summer are here! Barbecues, swimming, pool parties, what’s not to love? The only downside: A few environmental hazards follow our fun in the sun, but, don’t sweat it; we’ve got your back. Here’s a few common problems to look out for while you’re out with family and friends.

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underrepresented minority students, summer research

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Underrepresented Undergraduate Students Gain Medical Research Experience in UofL Summer Program

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The Summer Undergraduate Experiences in Biomedical Research program at UofL allows students who are economically disadvantaged, the first in their family to attend college, underrepresented minorities or from underserved areas to spend 10 weeks working in research labs with faculty mentors.

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bounce house, heat safety, Children, overheated, overheat, Hot Weather, Summer

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Are Bounce Houses as Dangerous as Hot Cars?

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Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, according to a new University of Georgia study.

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Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Summer Camp, Life Skills, Burkhart Transition Academy

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Experts: Summer Camps Help Prepare People with Autism for Success

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Fall allergies, Acaai, Allergist, Asthma, ragweed allergy

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Summer Is Actually the Perfect Time to Think About Fall Allergies

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Although summer is actually the perfect time to think about fall allergies, many sufferers haven’t gotten the memo. Here are tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology for those who need fall allergy relief. First and foremost, start prepping well before fall arrives.

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Salad Days – Tomatoes That Last Longer and Still Taste Good

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The precise mechanisms involved in tomato softening have remained a mystery until now. Research led by Graham Seymour, Professor of Plant Biotechnology in the School of Biosciences at The University of Nottingham, has identified a gene that encodes an enzyme which plays a crucial role in controlling softening of the tomato fruit.







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