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Closeness Between Grandparents, Adult Grandkids May Ease Depression

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=35&pid=35&gid=64572 Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) — A good relationship between grandparents and their adult grandchildren can provide a psychological boost for both generations, according to a new study. Researchers from Boston College found this type of close-knit bond was linked to fewer symptoms of depression for both the seniors and the young adults. And […]

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Those Lousy Head Lice

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2de003a9-49e2-45bf-b64b-01d06fabd0fd#.V9KyvZMrJBw   Aug. 28, 2016 — How are head lice like bad grades? You hope your child doesn’t bring either of them home from school. Head lice are tiny, blood-sucking bugs that are most commonly found on preschoolers who go to daycare and kids in elementary grades. Head lice can spread easily among a […]

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Involving kids with healthy lunch choices

Original source: http://news.psu.edu/story/421493/2016/08/18/medical-minute-involving-kids-healthy-lunch-choices?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=422723_HTML&utm_content=08-25-2016-13-59&utm_campaign=health%20and%20wellness%20newswire August 18, 2016 — As the new school year approaches, parents may need some help with putting together fast, easy and healthy lunches that kids will actually eat. Kara Shifler, a registered dietitian with Penn State PRO Wellness Center, said the more you can get your child involved in the menu planning, shopping and preparation […]

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Four Tips for Preventing Food Allergies in School

Original source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-08-food-allergies-school.html August 4, 2016 (Medical Xpress) Most parents send their children off to begin a new school year with excitement. But parents of children with severe food allergies typically feel real fear. Will their children successfully avoid the foods they are allergic to? Infants and young children are most commonly allergic to cow’s […]

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Music of Mozart Soothes Preemie Babies

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=35&pid=35&gid=35391 Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) — Could the music of the 18th century classical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart help tiny infants born today? Yes, suggests an Israeli study that found that listening for just 30 minutes a day helped premature babies use less energy, which may help them grow faster. “Within 10 minutes […]

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Don’t Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury

Original source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=35&pid=35&gid=77293 Aug. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Backpacks are convenient for students, but they can pose a threat to kids’ backs, necks and shoulders if used improperly, an expert says. In 2013, there were more than 5,400 backpack-related injuries treated in emergency departments across the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety […]

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Need a Walking Partner? Try a Dog

Original Source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=35&pid=35&gid=31665  June 11 (HealthDay News) — Forget about joining a gym. If you want to get into shape, all you need is a four-legged pal. Dr. Robert Kushner, a human obesity expert and professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said that dogs make great workout partners in winning the […]

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Why Adult Coloring Books are Good for You

original source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/health/adult-coloring-books-popularity-mental-health/ January 6, 2016 — By Kelly Fitzpatrick, Daily Burn Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it’s childhood favorite Crayola that’s gotten adult coloring […]

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