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Aug

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September is Fruits & Veggies–More Matters Month

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments Tags:

This September, we’re urging you to eat more fruits and veggies. Many of us know the importance of eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, but still, a lot of us aren’t getting enough. As a reminder, why are fruits and vegetables so important to your diet? Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), K-12

Jul

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Bullying Causes More Than Just Emotional Toll on Schools

Posted by on July 11th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

A new study finds that bullies take more than just an emotional toll on students–they also take a financial toll…how? California is one of a number of states who receives funding based on student attendance, rather than total enrollment; in SCR’s region, Texas is one of the states that follows this method. In California, schools… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), K-12, Texas

Jun

29

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Raising the Minimum Smoking Age

Posted by on June 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Just last week, we shared that teen tobacco use had dropped from 4.7 million to 3.9, a significant drop, but something that needs to be further reduced, as it is at this age when they develop the smoking habit; 9 out of 10 smokers started before age 18, and almost no one starts smoking after… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), K-12

Jun

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First Decline in Vaping Among Teens

Posted by on June 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Fewer teens are vaping, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This is the first time there has been a decline since the U.S. government began tracking vaping or e-cigarette use in 2015. According to the report, vaping fell from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016, which… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), K-12, Public Health

Jun

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No Research Shows Fidget Spinners Effective

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

If you have young children, you may have noticed the latest toy craze that is fidget spinners. Except the toy hasn’t been marketed as a toy–marketers said the contraption was supposed to help kids with autism, anxiety or ADHD because it would keep them calm and help them focus. However, according Dr. Louise Krause, chief… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Disabilities, General (all entries), K-12

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