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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.

Trump's School-Lunch Rules: Fewer Fruits, Veggies, More Burgers, Fries

The proposal, which would reverse rules advocated by Michelle Obama, would reduce food waste and allow for more "appetizing" meals, the USDA says.
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How To Identify Speech Problems

Some kids don't speak all sounds correctly until age 8. Others seem to stutter, but it's normal. Here's how to spot potential problems.

When is a Bump on the Head Serious?

Most kids get a bump on the head at some point, but how can you tell when it’s serious enough to go to the hospital or doctor?

BIRTHMARK BASICS

One in 10 babies is born with or develops birthmarks. Here are the six most common kinds.

10 Dangers That Overtired Kids Face

Today's children are notoriously sleep-deprived. The more you know about chronic overtiredness, the better able you'll be to spot it.

Should you insist on a flu shot without mercury?

Pediatrician Robert W. Sears, MD, discusses the pros and cons of giving flu shots preserved with mercury compounds to young children.

This Year's Flu Hits Kids Hardest

Type B flu is more common among children and is the dominant strain for the first time in nearly 30 years. Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have all reported cases.
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