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Singled out: The emotional toll of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is a rising epidemic in America. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of 6- to 11-year-old U.S. children who were considered obese rose from 7 percent in 1980 to almost 18 percent in 2012. More than one-third of U.S. children and teens were considered overweight or …

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4 keys to healthy weight loss and outlook

Developing a positive view toward nutrition and exercise during adolescence will set the scene for later in life. In other words, the earlier a person develops healthy eating patterns, the better. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and a good time to start making better eating patterns a daily habit. Here are some helpful …

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Suicidal ideation in youth: How to recognize it and what to do

Adolescence and young adulthood is a time filled with exciting adventures, new experiences and increased responsibilities. Unfortunately, it’s also a time marked by increased academic stress and overwhelming life transitions. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds. To help the public better understand and prevent suicide, the American Foundation for …

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