Category Archives: Physical Health

10 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Healthy | health

A kid and his dog by Ssmallfry

Melissa Tamura writes about valuable habits to promote kids’ physical and mental health.

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Uncomplicated Pregnancies, Healthy Babies

Childhood cancer survivors are capable of having healthy babies, according to a study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Body Image, Part 3: Are boys the forgotten victims of body image messages?

Boys as well as girls feel the impact of the media on body image, but boys may turn to steroid use. How can parents reduce this effect?

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Associated With Some Adverse Outcomes in Newborns

Antidepressants used during pregnancy may have an impact on newborn health and intensive care admissions, according to a JAMA study.

Kids in Sports, Part 1: Why it Matters

For fans, sports can be an enjoyable distraction; for participants, the elements involved range from physical skills development to having your identity become connected to a larger team or entity.

Is Your Pre-teen Happy With Their Body Image?

Over the past couple of years, parents have been inundated with information about obesity in children. It is now well known that obesity, which used to be a 1 in 10 phenomenon with regard to children, has grown to 1 in 3 in the U.S. and 1 in 4 in Canada. The seriousness of obesity…

Breastfeeding Associated With Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Among Women With Family History

Carolin Zehetmeier, Morphosys AG, Germany by GE Healthcare

CHICAGO – Women with a family history of breast cancer appear to have a lower risk of developing the disease before menopause if they have ever breastfed a child, according to a report in the August 10/24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. More women around the world develop breast…

Pain Relief Only One Motive for Opioid Use Among High School Seniors

CHICAGO – Taking opioid drugs without a prescription appears relatively common among high school seniors, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The most common reasons survey respondents gave for taking the medications included relaxation, feeling good or getting high, experimentation and…