Study: Bedtime Routine Offers Kids Many Benefits

Central Illinois Proud – Staff Writer “If your child doesn’t have a nightly bedtime routine, he or she is missing out on a tremendous amount of health and behavioral benefits according to a new study. And you’re not alone. A multinational study consisting...

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Preventing summer weight gain in kids

Aiken Standard – Brian Parr, Ph.D. “A recent report suggests that children gain more weight over the summer than during the rest of the year. Furthermore, for many kids, fitness gains made during the school year are frequently lost over the summer. Since...

Healthy homes grow healthier kids

The Olympian – Dr. Rachel Wood ” Actions that protect and support healthy babies and young children can benefit those children their whole lives. Sadly, the flip side is also true: Unhealthy conditions for babies and young children also can adversely...

Why Parents Shouldn’t Ignore Their Kids’ Behavioral Issues

Live Science – Agata Blaszczak-Boxe “Parents who are concerned about their kids’ behavioral problems may not bring them up with their child’s doctor, but they should consider doing so, researchers say. In a survey of nearly 1,300 parents of...

How Kids’ Sleep Can Be Influenced by Digital Media

The Huffington Post – Suren Ramasubbu “In 2014, the National Sleep Foundation found that most 15- to 17-year-olds routinely get seven hours or fewer hours of sleep, which is a good two hours less sleep than they need for a healthy life. The foundation also...

How Parents Shape Their Kids’ Health

Education in Chemistry – Anna Sutherland “As I noted in this space yesterday, improving the health of American kids will ultimately require tackling deeply rooted social problems. But as much as the broader social environment affects each child’s health,...