Items Tagged ‘Kids and Teens’

February 28, 2017

Eating disorders affect more than just a person’s appearance

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Eating disorders are serious conditions that negatively impact a person’s health, emotions and ability to function normally. Spread awareness during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and seek help for loved ones who may be living with an eating disorder. The National Eating Disorders Program educates and screens individuals for eating disorders and connects those who […]

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February 17, 2017

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Dating violence is more common than many people think. It can be physical, sexual or emotional abuse by their significant other before they become adults. And remember that domestic violence can happen to both women and men, so know the signs and spread awareness to stop abuse. Everyone […]

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March 4, 2016

Little kids raise big money for rare disease research

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

How cool is this?! Michael Bendok and Samuel Steiner, two seventh graders from Phoenix Country Day School, were looking for a way to get involved in their community. Samuel’s brother has a rare disease, so they decided to hold a coin drive to raise money for research—and raised $7,000 in just two months! Dr. Bernard […]

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February 24, 2016

Make brushing fun!

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a chore. Make it a game by using the song “Old McDonald” as a 2-minute timer. And, don’t forget to start regular dental exams as soon as the first tooth arrives!

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February 8, 2016

ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers need to know but don’t understand

By Tameka Davis davistameka

Did you know that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids means more than not being able to sit still and focus? A recent study from Mayo Clinic found girls with childhood ADHD were at a greater risk for becoming obese compared with girls without ADHD. Yet there is still a lot parents and teachers need […]

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November 17, 2015

After Paris attacks, how to talk to kids about terrorism

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

The attacks in Paris have left us all heartbroken and confused. And, for kids especially, violence like this can leave a lasting impression, even if they only see it on the news or social media. Dr. Daniel Hilliker, a pediatric psychologist at the Mayo Clinic, gives parents some advice for helping kids process these events… […]

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October 28, 2015

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

By Tameka Davis davistameka

Is it sugar or weight gain from eating sugary foods that does the body the most harm? It looks like sugar is the culprit. A new study showed that by cutting added sugar from their diet, obese children saw improved health in just 10 days, despite losing little or no weight. Sugar Food for thought.

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October 6, 2015

Tips For Picky Eaters

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Is your kid a picky eater? Making healthy eating a priority for the whole family not only gives your child a better chance to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, but it can make family dinners fun! Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Pediatrician Angela Mattke, M.D. has some helpful tips. #AskTheMayoMom

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