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  1. Health Highlights: June 27, 2013

    Lower limits on the amount of fat, calories, sugar and salt in all foods sold in U.S. schools were finalized this week by federal officials. Included in the new Department of Agriculture restrictions are snacks sold around the school and items on the "a la carte" line in cafeterias, which have never

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  2. How Safe Is Your Local Beach?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- If you're not careful, you may bring something other than sand and wet swimsuits home from a day at the beach this summer. Released Wednesday, the report card on more than 3,000 of the nation's beaches shows that the w

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  3. Injuries From Ocean Waves More Common Than Thought

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- A study out of Delaware suggests that injuries to beachgoers caused by ocean waves are more common and severe than previously suspected, and people need to be aware of the ocean's power -- even in shallow water. To keep safe, it

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  4. 7 Ways to Get Better Food Into Your Kids' School

    It's cupcake day again in class, at hockey practice, and at a friend's house after school. When your children leave for the day, they may face a daily diet of unhealthy foods. Sure, too much bad food can cause unhealthy weight gain in kids. But that's not the only reason you want your kids to eat ri

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  5. When Is It OK to Quit a Sport?

    In April, your 10-year-old was eager to start Little League. Now it’s June or July, and he drags his feet whenever it’s time to grab his glove. “I don’t want to play baseball anymore,” he says. You want to him to learn to love being physically active, though. You want to make sure he’s getting 60 mi

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  6. 5 Ways to Deal With Teen Angst

    So many teenagers worry about so many things: friendships, dating, school, the future. Those stressful and anxious feelings can affect what they eat, how often they move, and how much they sleep. "Everything is a cause," says William Hansen, PhD. He is a staff psychologist in behavioral medicine and

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  7. How to Help a Kid Slow Down

    If your child shows signs of wear and tear from a busy schedule, help them dial back. Being stressed because they do too much can lead to unhealthy habits like eating junk food, playing video games, and not getting enough sleep. You can help them cut back on activities and show them how to deal with

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  8. Teen Burnout

    Homework. Sports. Hanging out with friends. Part-time jobs. Other commitments. Teens have a ton to do. Many are focused on racking up experiences for their post-high school plans. But as they build up their resume for adult life, there is one skill experts say they are missing -- knowing how to rela

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  9. BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to low levels of a key developmental hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles, according to an early new study. The research adds to the list of growin

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  10. Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- For dads aiming at marital bliss, a new study suggests just two factors are especially important: being engaged with the kids, for sure -- but also doing a fair share of the household chores. In other words, just taking

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