Health and Science News for Parents
Sep
23

Red wine and… exercise, or how to deconstruct the hype of a health news story

written by Tara Haelle

I ran across one of those health stories recently that made me want to cheer, laugh and cry all at the same time. Really, the headline says it all: “Is Drinking Wine Better Than Going to the Gym? According to Scientists, Yes!” And of course, because of both the subject matter (red wine!) and the […]

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Apr
16

Exploring the big-picture factors contributing to child obesity

written by Tara Haelle

Childhood obesity is one of those issues that isn’t going away any time soon, even if it seems as though we’ve already been hearing too much about it. Rates continue to climb throughout most of the US, with some notable exceptions, and public health officials, doctors, parents and schools continue to scramble to find causes […]

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Nov
7

Round-up: News about sleep issues, ADHD, bullying, organic food and more

written by Tara Haelle

Okay, I haven’t done a round-up in a little while, and I’m hoping to get into the habit of doing one a week (which means they’ll be shorter too). This post is just a big ol’ list of stories I’ve written in the past two weeks for dailyRx that I think may be of interest […]

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Oct
5

It’s Orange Nose Day! Do you have yours?

written by Tara Haelle

October 5 is a fun day in the last of health — it’s the day health practitioners, public health advocates and anyone at all who supports healthy habits to sport an orange nose in their photo to show how they support five basic healthy habits. To get your orange nose, visit the Orange Nose Day […]

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Jan
7

Is your preschooler’s playground too boring?

written by Tara Haelle

Some preschoolers may not be getting enough exercise because of two relatively modern social concerns: safety on the playground and an emphasis on early academic learning. That’s the conclusion of a recent study that researched the quality and time of physical activity at 34 childcare centers in Cincinnati, which the researchers said would likely apply […]

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