Activity monitors can get kids moving

General Health
Thought you’d enjoy this report from USA Today: During the summer, I don't worry about my kids getting enough exercise. They're on the go all day long, swimming, playing sports, riding bikes and going to camp. When it's time to go back to school, though, making sure they stay fit requires some oversight and scheduling on my part. (more…)
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Halloween health and safety tips

General Health
For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. How can you make your Halloween safer for you and your kids? (more…)
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Experts warn laundry detergent packs pose danger to children

General Health
ABC World News reported on laundry detergent packs: "Children, who see those bite-sized packets of laundry detergent and think they're candy. They eat them, get sick. It's happening more than we knew. A new report finds that in a 30-day period, more than 1,000 children were sickened from those candy-colored packets. It is now being called an emerging public health hazard." (more…)
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Study: Chocolate consumption reduces likelihood of stroke in men

General Health
The Los Angeles Times reports in its "Booster Shots" blog on a new study published in the journal Neurology which "finds that compared with men who reported eating little-to-no chocolate on a regular basis, those who had the highest weekly consumption of chocolate - about 63 grams per week, or just a little more than 2 ounces - reduced their likelihood of suffering a stroke by 17%." (more…)
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