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Start Sun Protection Young
Monday, July 01, 2013
Sunscreen may already be a family staple for a trip to the beach or an afternoon by the pool. But protecting your child from skin cancer requires more than a dab of sun defense. A recent study found that melanoma—the deadliest type of skin cancer—is becoming more common in children. Teaching your child proper sun safety early can prevent skin cancer for a lifetime.
Family Focus: Less Sodium for All
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Your child probably loves pizza. And how about hot dogs, lunch meat, or cheese? In addition to being many children’s favorites, these foods are high in sodium. They contribute to a startling fact: Many children eat as much sodium as adults in the U.S. That’s setting the table for serious concerns about children’s future heart health.
Children Can Suffer ACL Injuries, Too
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Parents of young athletes may expect the occasional bruise, scrape, or pulled muscle. But an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may seem a more likely concern for a professional running back or a slam-dunking hoop star. Yet millions of children every year suffer serious sports injuries, including torn ACLs.
Energy Drinks: Not a Good Choice for Children
Monday, April 01, 2013
They’re labeled with compelling names, such as Monster Energy and Rockstar. X-Game athletes sport their brands on jackets and hats. Energy drinks exude an ethos that attracts many children and young adults. Although these beverages may be considered cool, they’re not a healthy choice for your child.
Give Your Child an Academic Boost—Exercise!
Friday, March 01, 2013
Keeping your child active may not always be easy. Children may be more interested in video games, YouTube videos, or the latest episode of American Idol. But regular physical activity can help curb childhood obesity, an epidemic that affects more than 12 million U.S. kids. Urging your child to move more has other benefits, too. It may even improve academic performance.