Poor Health Habits Can Equal Poor Grades

American teens are discovering that poor health habits can equal poor grades, as those who are at the top of the class tend to have fewer unhealthy behaviors, including drug use. The survey was conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and...

Developing a Healthy School

Developing a healthy school is the objective of researchers in St. Louis who will use a $1.1 million grant to develop a school that not only tends to students educational needs, but to their health and well being. The grant was received by “For the Sake of...

Secondhand Smoke Exposure is Common Among US Teens

The CDC has found that secondhand smoke exposure is common among US teens, even if they have never used tobacco themselves.  The primary locations for exposure are their homes and family cars. Half of the teens in the USA are exposed to secondhand smoke, despite laws...

New Recommendations for Children’s Doctor Visits

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations for children’s doctor visits, including an updated schedule of what needs to happen at each regular office visit for children and teens. According to the academy, the new schedule is a result of...

Kids in the USA are Not Receiving Preventive Care

While many adults rem,ember receiving tests, immunizations, and other health services in childhood, today’s kinds in the USA are not receiving preventive care.  Hearing and vision tests, dental exams and regular checkups and vaccinations are some of the services...