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Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study...
SOURCES: Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., registered dietitian and clinical assistant professor of athletic training and sports medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn; Antonella Apicella, R.D., outpatient dietitian, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Jan 10, 2017, statement, National Restaurant Association; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, news release, Jan. 11, 2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- U.S. chain restaurants have not followed through on promises to boost the nutritional quality of their kids' menus, a new study contends.

Under a 2011 National Restaurant Association initiative, some chain restaurants pledged to reduce calories, saturated fat a...

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Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School...
SOURCE: University of Alabama at Birmingham, news release, Jan. 5, 2017

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 -- A new study suggests that children who've had a concussion should undergo comprehensive eye exams to see if they're ready to go back to school.

This is especially important, researchers said, for kids who struggle in school.

"Concussed children with visio...

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Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School...
SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, Jan. 16, 2017

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 -- American parents don't always agree when to keep their children home sick from school, a new poll reveals.

The poll included almost 1,500 parents nationwide. All had at least one child aged 6 to 18. The research found that 75 percent had kept their child home sick...

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