Health & Wellness

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut, last year, Matthew Asselin was sick -- a lot. He was lethargic and plagued with a persistent wet cough, respiratory infections and painful headaches.

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

The National School Boards Association has published a policy guide, “Safe at School and Ready to Learn: A Comprehensive Policy Guide for Protecting Students with Life-threatening Food Allergies”, for school leaders.

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

With public schools cutting back on spending for physical education, some members of Congress want to intervene, worried that the nation's schools are churning out too many fat kids.

1/5/2012

1/5/2012

Children who get more exercise also tend to do better in school, whether the exercise comes as recess, physical education classes or getting exercise on the way to school, according to an international study.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

Cigarette and alcohol use among teens is at the lowest level in decades, but marijuana use is on the rise, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

12/14/2011

12/14/2011

It's the kind of stuff that gives moms nightmares: a machete near a play area, household chemicals accessible to preschoolers, and instructors teaching without a criminal background check.

12/14/2011

Interactive Health Technologies, LLC, a company specializing in digital fitness systems that empower children and their families to improve their physical fitness, is the first U.S. company to use the Sony NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) embedded product in its Spirit System.

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

Tempers flared at a Wellesley School Committee meeting last week as some residents spoke of collapsing confidence in the public schools, while others called for patience as the district searches for a new superintendent.

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

In the struggle against widespread obesity that begins in early childhood, new research indicates that schools may be the best place to start a solution.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

In the art room at P.S. 188 in Bayside, Queens, a group of 9-year-olds was busily putting the finishing touches on an enormous poster for the fourth-grade play. Its topic: saving the Earth.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

Eight vacant schools where investigators found evidence of drug use and vandalism pose a threat to public safety, and at least one should be demolished immediately because of severe structural issues, city Controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday.

12/7/2011

Tiny Fennville, Mich., is getting ready to host a basketball game for the first time since 16-year-old Wes Leonard made a game-winning shot then collapsed seconds later.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

More than four out of 10 school-aged children in Milwaukee are living in poverty, a jump of nearly 10 percentage points from 2007, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau that underscore another effect of the Great Recession.

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

When it's time to renew her son's prescriptions for medicine to treat his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Roxanne Ryan prepares for another wild goose chase.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

As the Penn State University child sexual-abuse scandal unfolded, Millersville University President Francine G. McNairy sent out a missive across her own campus.

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