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CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine Daily

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it’s not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that’s a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

02/10/2014

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Doctors Warn Against Too Much ‘Screen Time’ For Kids

They’ve been called electronic babysitters. All of that technology we love, our kids love too. But you can have too much of a good thing. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics found kids spend, on average, eight hours using some type of “entertainment media” each day. Doctors say one to two hours a day is plenty. That screen time, experts warn, can add up to health and behavior problems. Excess use of cell phones, tablets and TVs is linked to violent behavior, cyberbullying, obesity, lack of sleep and other health problems.

10/28/2013

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Pediatricians: Hold Off On Antibiotics For Sinus Infections

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has new guidelines to diagnose and treat bacterial sinus infections. Many infections develop after a cold, with symptoms including a cough, green or yellow nasal discharge and sometimes fever. Doctors previously prescribed antibiotics for all children diagnosed with a bacterial sinus infection that lasted seven to 10 days.

06/24/2013

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Good Question: Are All Planned Activities Good For Kids?

School is out for the summer for most kids across Minnesota and that means it’s time to start ramping up the activities, like organized baseball, swimming, dance, piano — or all of the above.

06/05/2013

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Group Puts Out Guidelines To Make Cheerleading Safer

More and more, cheerleaders are getting injured doing their cheers.

10/22/2012

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Study: Trampolines Injure 100k Annually

Trampolines provide fun and exercise for kids, but according to a recent study they shouldn’t be anywhere near your home.

09/24/2012

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Experts Say Maintaining Vitamin D Is Key To Health

We know that Vitamin D in adults is important to avoid soft bones, weak muscles and even some forms of cancer. Now researchers are finding that a lack of Vitamin D in certain children could also lead to problems.

08/08/2012

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Bounce Park Pulls Energy Drinks, But Health Concerns Remain

On Monday night, a WCCO-TV investigation showed a popular trampoline park selling highly caffeinated energy drinks and energy shots to kids. In the story’s aftermath, the two Skyzone parks in Minnesota pulled energy drinks from their shelves and are no longer selling them.

05/22/2012

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New Guidelines To Curb Infant Flat Head Syndrome

More babies are getting flat heads from sleeping on their backs, so the American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing some new guidelines for the problem.

11/28/2011

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More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.

10/03/2011

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Research: Breast Milk Helps In Baby Brain Development

Research suggests that mothers who breastfeed are helping their babies’ brain development.

09/26/2011