Health & Safety: Tweens


Public Health Insurance is Confusing to Parents

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Many parents don't know they qualify for health care assistance. Credit: Corbis If Oregon is an...
Parents confused over children's health insurance status.

Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons May Face Stricter Guidelines in N.J.

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New Jersey laws may be getting stricter with regard to religious exemption from required vaccines....
Religious vaccine exemptions may face stricter guidelines in New Jersey.

Should Parents Sweat Over Their Kids Doing Hot Yoga?

Turning up the heat on fitness: Yoga instructor Taylor Wells practices poses with her children Madison and Sage. Credit: Ray Mucci Yoga...Some big kids and tweens are doing hot yoga. But is it safe?

Exercise Helps Overweight Kids Do the Math

Regular exercise boosts brain power. Credit: Corbis
In addition to making fewer trips to the drive-thru, now there's a new incentive ...
Not only does exercise benefit your child's health, but a new study finds that it could help their report card, too.

Report Ranks Best and Worst States for Child Health Care

A child's access to affordable health care varies widely from state-to-state. Credit: Getty A recent analysis of states' performance ...Nationally, 10 percent of children are uninsured, with the rate exceeding 16 percent in three states.

AAP Announces New Immunization Guidelines for Kids, Teens

This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, G...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Multiple Concussions in High School Athletes Linked to Lasting Health Issues

Study shows that high school athletes who experience head trauma show signs of "post-concussion syndrome." Credit: Wade Payne, AP Rep...Repeated concussions suffered by college and professional athletes have been a growing concern in recent years because of their potential long-term impact on the brain. Now a study finds that the damage may begin much earlier -- in high school.

Do You Go Tanning With Your Kids?

If you go tanning with your kid, are you setting them up for a future of health problems and, perhaps worse, a starring role on "Jersey Sh...


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