Health News

Positive Parenting Improves Child Health
One method for reducing childhood obesity among the highest risk kids may be as simple as teaching parents positive parenting techniques, such as using praise and healthy discipline.
Would You Like String Beans With That?
Whether ketchup counts as a vegetable or not, kids should be seeing healthier options in school cafeterias soon, following the first overhaul of school lunch standards in over 15 years.
Surgery Brings Blood Pressure Benefits For Obese Teens
Weight loss surgery is a last resort for morbidly obese teenagers. For those that do receive the operation, researchers are finding it is offering them benefits in addition to shedding extra pounds.
Your "Muffin Top" Produces a Bigger Baby
Are you convinced that your muffin top isn't hurting anyone, so there's no need to lose it? Think again. A new study shows that packing on extra pounds is bad for your baby - even if you're not pregnant yet.
Sleep + Play = Healthy Kids
It's the complaint of many parents today - their kids spend far too much time in front of computer or TV screens, often far into the night which also cuts into important sleep time.
Technology Will Help End World Hunger
There are millions of people all over America that need to be fed on a daily basis. Did you ever stop to think where that food is coming from? Food Day is near, so give thanks for food.
Overweight Kids More Likely to be Hypertensive
When children are overweight their risk of high blood pressure increases to nearly three times higher than that of children of a normal weight.
Healthy Eating In Utero
During pregnancy, mothers are told they need folic acid, also known as folate. This mineral helps prevent neural tube defects, but it doesn't prevent all birth defects.
Family Fitness Leads to Health
Want to learn how to bring your family closer together all while improving health? Family exercise can do just that and be fun for the entire family. 
Food Allergies Can Lead to Asthma
The beginning of the allergy march in babies and young children may originate from food allergies. Food allergies often begin in babies as early as three months old.