Health News

Exercise Earns an A+
The next time your children want to play outside for an extra 30 minutes, you might want to let them. More exercise now could lead to better grades in the future.
Keeping Little Legs Active
It's important for all children to get a regular amount of physical activity each day. Sometimes, the amount they get is affected by factors at preschool.
Higher Risk of High Pressure for Heavy Kids
While only a small percentage of children have high blood pressure, those who do may face serious health problems. Overweight children may be especially at risk yet show no signs.
Jury Still Out on Probiotics for Colic
The nonstop crying of a baby with colic can fray the nerves of the most patient parent. One possible option for treatment in recent years has focused on probiotics.
Are Athletes Advertising Unhealthy Foods to Kids?
What do LeBron James, Peyton Manning and Serena Williams all have in common? Clearly they're top athletes. But they also promote unhealthy foods and drinks more than their peers.
Sleep Apnea Risks Not Only for Adults
People with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep. In adults, the condition has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, but that link is less clear in younger people with sleep apnea.
A Leg Up on Learning: Exercise, Study or Both?
Kids might rather be running around outside instead of preparing for that next test, but both play and study can help the brain. That is, physical fitness and quizzing could help the child learn better in the long run.
The Good and Bad News About Teen Weight
A wide range of public health campaigns have promoted healthier behaviors for teens. These include watching TV less, eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking less soda.
A Mind-Body Approach to Teen Health
Whether in their schools, families or social circles, teenagers can face a range of pressures. School-based programs are among those aiming to ease challenges to young people's overall well-being.
A Big Problem Growing Bigger: Teen Obesity
Concerns about child and teen obesity are not new, but they have been growing. In particular, the number of youth who are severely obese is increasing.