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Concussion Baseline Testing Offered to Young Hockey Players

May 31, 2012 The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, UPMC Sports Medicine and the Community College of Allegheny County again are teaming up to offer free baseline concussion testing for youth hockey players in the... more »»

Good Belly Bugs

May 4, 2012 Stomach aches, gas, bloating ... All parents wish there were a way to prevent or at least ease their child’s tummy pain. One solution often overlooked is probiotics. more »»

Curb Baby's Sweet Tooth

May 4, 2012 According to a study by researchers at the University of Nottingham, England, “Babies who are weaned using solid finger foods are more likely to develop healthier food preferences and less likely to... more »»

Fight the Fat: Take It Outside

May 4, 2012 With nice weather approaching it is time to head outdoors. It has been said before, but an after dinner family walk is one of the best ways to get exercise. more »»

Re-think plans to forgo spring cleaning

April 24, 2012 (ARA) - Warm weather has arrived and Americans are planning to shake out the rugs and wash the windows for the unofficial tradition of spring cleaning ... more »»

Child Health Briefs

April 19, 2012 Childhood injury death rates drop Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new... more »»

Scoring a Goal for Preschool Fitness

April 5, 2012 A new preschool development program based in St. Clairsville encourages youngsters to have “happy feet,” with the goal of promoting physical and social well-being. more »»

Energy Drink Dangers

April 5, 2012 Energy drinks have become popular among students, athletes and adults looking for that extra edge at the gym, on the playing field, or in the classroo. more »»

Fight the Fat: Countdown to the Olympics

April 5, 2012 Chicken Lo Mein Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil-sesame or peanut oil 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin slices 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce... more »»

Even mild concussions in kids can cause lingering symptoms

March 7, 2012 CHICAGO (AP) — Children with even relatively mild concussions can have persistent attention and memory problems a year after their injuries, according to a study that helps identify which kids may b... more »»

Magnets, Batteries Pose Danger

March 2, 2012 Children’s toys and musical greeting cards are just some of the items parents should be aware of that contain “button” or “coin” batterie. more »»

Child ID Card Program Offered

March 2, 2012 Having a current photo ID of your child can save precious time in the event of a kidnapping or lost-child incident. more »»

UCSF Study links colic to mother's migraines

February 20, 2012 A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to... more »»

Ten Ways to Control Your Appetite

January 30, 2012 Trying to lose a few pounds? A large part of eating too much is about our appetite; if we could only get that under control the weight would simply fall off. Here are a few strategies. 1. more »»

Teach Kids to Read Food Labels

January 5, 2012 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled over the last three decades. more »»

Fight the Fat: Wrestler's Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

January 5, 2012 Wrestler’s Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 of a white onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped carrots 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh white mushrooms ... more »»

Fight the Fat — Don't Take a Fitness Vacation

December 6, 2011 Keeping children active during the holidays can be a challenge. Thinking of fun, creative activities will get them up and moving. — Make a trip to the mall a time for exercise and shopping. more »»

CO Danger Is Real

December 6, 2011 It was anything but a happy new year in Los Angeles where one woman mourned the loss of her mother and grandmother — both died from carbon monoxide given off by a gas oven door they’d left open to... more »»

New Weapons for Your Cold Symptom Arsenal

November 4, 2011 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 percent of children 5-17 missed at least one day of school in the past 12 months due to injury or illness. more »»

Fight the Fat — Pack a Punch Pearl Couscous

November 4, 2011 Serves 6 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups giant pearl couscous (Israeli couscous) 2 1/4 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground blac... more »»



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