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2:00 to Read | baby, children, safety, sunscreen
Over half of your child's sun exposure comes before age 18. Start the sunscreen at an early age.
New guidelines by the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the governing body of Texas high school athletics, have been established for the 2011-2012 season...Under the new guidelines, no student-athlete that sustains a concussion will be allowed to return to play on the same day.
Kids who came to the clinic with injuries played organized sports an average of 11 hours a week, compared with fewer than nine hours in the uninjured group. Although the researchers did not specifically look at this, Jayanthi said he has noticed that more highly specialized sports such as tennis, gymnastics and dance tend to be linked to more severe overuse injuries.
1:45 to Read | study, school, children, bullying, behavior
Bullying isn’t just about emotional and physical taunts and pushes – it can lead to other serious health issues and also be an indicator of a dangerous home life.
2:30 to Read | FDA, diet, children, behavior, adhd
Is there a connection between food dyes and ADHD?

After reviewing the results, researchers noticed that the older teens showed signs of inflammation, insulin resistance – which can lead to diabetes- and oxidative stress, which can lead to blood vessel damage. Any one of these conditions could be a pre-curser to heart disease. If a child has all three, it becomes a very worrisome prospect for the child’s future health.
First-grade classrooms with poor environments -- not enough resources, teachers who feel disrespected by colleagues -- have been linked to a higher number of mental health problems in students, according to a new study.
2:00 to Read | children, girls, Parenting
Are girls toys too sexy?

Why it's so important to limit your child's sun exposure early on.