Mom’s diabetes control in pregnancy may affect kids’ brains

Reuters – Roxanne Nelson “For pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, good control of blood sugar might make a difference in how well their child does in school years later, according to new research from Denmark. Overall, children born to mothers with type 1...

Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Deseret News – Herb Scribner “Has your child been diagnosed with something you thought only adults could get? Turns out that’s not an uncommon occurrence, especially when a child is overweight, experts told the Chicago Tribune. In fact, children often...

Data Shows US Kids Inadequately Hydrated

Education News – Grace Smith “Data shows that a broad cross-section of kids ages 6 to 19 are not drinking any water as part of their daily fluid intake. In fact, a majority of children and teens are not drinking enough fluids in general and are walking...

Taking a Stand (Literally) for Health in Schools

The Huffington Post – Sadie Barr “It seems that every week there is a different article claiming that our sedentary lifestyle is killing us. It may be a slow death, but rest assured your office chair, driver’s seat, and leather couch are all coming...

Mentally ill teens struggle with school and work as adults

Reuters – Lisa Rapaport “Teens with chronic health problems are less likely to complete high school or college or find high-paying jobs as adults, particularly if they suffered from mental illness, a review of previous research suggests. Researchers...

Prudent Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

The New York Times – Jane E. Brody “Pardon the cliché, but it happens to be particularly apt in this case: In trying to tame the nation’s obesity epidemic, an ounce of prevention is decidedly worth a pound of cure — considerably more than a pound, in fact,...