Health News
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress
Thursday, September 01, 2011
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For kids, the end of summer means an abrupt end to staying up late and sleeping until noon: It also signals the beginning of brand new challenges and perhaps a case of the back-to-school jitters.

Whether your child is a preschooler or a teen, some anxiety about the first day of school is normal. The trick for parents is to know how to ease your children's stress and manage your own expectations for the year ahead, experts said.

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Kids Can Safely Play Sports in Hot Weather: Experts
Monday, August 08, 2011
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Youth sports programs need to have guidelines to protect young athletes against heat illness, says an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"Most healthy children and athletes can safely participate in outdoor sports and activities in a wide range of warm to hot weather, but adults sometimes create situations that are potentially dangerous," Dr. Stephen G. Rice, statement co-author and a former member of the executive committee of the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, said in an academy news release.

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Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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As many kids with asthma get ready to head back to school this fall, the American Lung Association urged parents to prepare a detailed action plan to manage their child's condition and help ease their transition back to the classroom.
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Barbeque May Contain Hidden Dangers
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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Backyard barbeques are a big part of summer fun, but avoiding their hidden dangers is key to staying healthy and enjoying a cookout, a doctor suggests.

Barbeques can result in food poisoning from raw or undercooked foods; temperamental grills can cause burns; and charred meat may contribute to the development of certain types of cancer, according to Dr. Martha Howard, a Chicago Healers practitioner.

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Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros
Friday, July 01, 2011
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One way to have a safe July 4th holiday is to leave fireworks celebrations to the experts, a children's eye specialist advises.

"Fireworks exhibits are best left to professionals. Adults, and particularly children, should not play with these devices that can cause eye injuries, burns and bruises," Dr. Daniel Neely, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hosptial for Children, said in a university news release.

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