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Walking, running offer similar heart health benefits

Lace up those walking shoes: A study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that a brisk walk is just as good for heart health as running. The study gathered medical and exercise information over six years from 33,060 runners enrolled in the National Runners’ Health Study and […]

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Larger plates lead children to eat more, study shows

Using larger-sized dishes appears to encourage kids to serve themselves more food at mealtime and, in turn, eat more, a study in the journal Pediatrics suggests. Previous research has shown that dishware size influences how much food adults serve themselves and eat. And some studies have indicated that children eat more when served larger portions. […]

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People around the world are getting too much sodium

Americans aren’t the only ones with an unhealthy sodium habit. Most of the world’s population eats too much sodium—and many people may die early from heart disease and stroke as a result of their high intake—a pair of studies presented last week at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2013 Scientific Sessions suggest. In one study, […]

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Center is Published in Spring 2013 Cub Chat Newsletter

Are you looking for budget friendly activities for your child? What does it mean to be a healthy champion for your children? Ellie Hogentogler, marketing communications specialist, answers these questions in the latest edition of the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital Cub Chat Newsletter.

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NPHW: Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School

Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School Posted from American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week Healthy children learn better — that’s a fact. Research has found that students’ health affects their grades, attendance, behavior and whether they graduate. And we also know that education is one of the many social determinants that […]

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