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Local Parks and Other Places Open for Safe Outdoor Visits

Find out which state and county parks and other outdoor places are open and how to safely visit

Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

New Peanut Allergy Pill for Kids Approved

The FDA last week approved Palforzia, which was shown to lessen kids' allergic reaction to peanuts during clinical trials, including at CHOP.

Is it OK for Teens to Drink Coffee?

"One daily cup of coffee won’t harm kids over the age of 12 – as long as they avoid all other sources of caffeine" which include soda, iced tea chocolate, energy drinks and some over-the-counter drugs, like Excedrin.

How Do I Know if I Might Have Coronavirus? 5 Questions Answered

The symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, but the risk of contracting here is low at the moment, a Penn State professor says.

Snacks after youth sports add more calories than kids burn while playing, study says

Sports drinks, brownies, cookies and cakes are fun snacks, but kids end up taking in more calories than they burned off and consuming more sugar than they should get for the whole day.

Screen time: Conclusions about the effects of digital media are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong

Has the power of media over modern life been overstated? Probably not, but no one knows, because there is a severe lack of knowledge about what people are actually seeing and doing on their screens.

Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Black children age 5–11 had the highest rate of death by suicide in 2016 and 2018.
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