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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- There's fresh evidence that the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may play a part in childhood obesity. BPA is a chemical that is widely used in food packaging. Government studies have shown that 92 percent of Americans have det

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  8. Pesticide Exposure Tied to Fetal-Movement Changes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's exposure to environmental contaminants affects her unborn baby's heart rate and movement, a new study says. "Both fetal motor activity and heart rate reveal how the fetus is maturing and give us a way to ev

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  9. Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Elementary schools are less likely to sell unhealthy snack foods and drinks if school districts or states have rules that limit the sale of such products, a new study finds. However, more than three-quarters of public elementary

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  10. Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens don't need to lose large amounts of weight to lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers found that obese teens who reduced their body-mass index (BMI) by 8 percent or more had impr

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