How much is too much physical activities for kids?

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In the last 30 years, obesity has doubled in children and nearly quadrupled in adolescents, with the U.S. having the highest rate in the world. Physical activity is essential for a child’s cardiovascular endurance, strength and bone health. As a result, parents are curious as to how much is too much when it comes to physical activities for their kids. Full Entry »

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Texas Children’s saved my sight

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I was born two months premature in 1959. When I was born, I was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). ROP is a disease that can occur in premature babies, but has a lasting impact on their quality of life. ROP causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina, the layer of nerve tissue in the eye that enables us to see. This growth can cause the retina to detach from the back of the eye, leading to blindness. Full Entry »

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Put your best fork forward with fruits and vegetables

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Put your best fork forward this National Nutrition Month by exploring a variety of fruits and vegetables with your family! Surprisingly, about 90 percent of Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. Let’s work together to improve that statistic and start benefiting from the most colorful foods on our plate. Full Entry »

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4 tips for traveling with food allergies

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Having a food allergy shouldn’t hold you or your family back from traveling! However, it does require good planning and preparation, so you can relax and have fun without unnecessary worry. Here are some quick tips you should consider before traveling! Full Entry »

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Our reason to celebrate

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Ten years ago this summer, just before our son Michael began his sophomore year of high school, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It took months of seeing various specialists to figure out what was causing a seemingly unrelated series of symptoms. Full Entry »

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