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BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Lighten the Backpack Load and Other Tips

Depending where you live, the school year is about start anew or has already begun. Mayo Clinic experts would like to help lighten the load. Family medicine physician and pediatrician Alva Roche Green, M.D., says a great place to start is easing the burden in those heavy backpacks kids often lug around. · Check backpack weight – ideal [...]

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Spring Break Brings Reminders of Skin Care Concerns

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Spring break is just around the corner for many students, and as they prepare for the sandy beaches of popular vacation destinations, some are making trips to the tanning salon first ... but at what cost? “Tanning beds emit UVA rays which damage the cells in [...]

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Making the Game Safer With Proper Fitting Helmets (pkg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N-4JnfNmLg The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports up to 170,000 young athletes go to the emergency department every year for possible traumatic brain injuries that include concussion. Many of those concussions happen on football fields. So, Mayo Clinic experts are teaming up with high school coaches to help make [...]

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Back to School: Dental Health Tips

[You can listen to a podcast of the entire program: Mayo Clinic Radio – Full Show 8-3-2013] Developing good dental hygiene is especially important for children. On a recent Mayo Clinic Radio show, Thomas Salinas, D.D.S., was a guest expert and he discussed dental health topics, from cavities and canker sores to larger issues such as cleft palates or [...]

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From Sleep to Shots, Back-to-School Health Tips from Mayo Clinic Experts

  MEDIA ALERT: To interview a Mayo Clinic expert, please contact Mayo Clinic Public Affairs at 507-284-5005   Over the next few weeks, students will be returning to their classrooms for another school year. This can be a hectic time for students and parents: the to-do list may include health [...]

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Back to School: New School Anxieties (pkg)

It's back-to-school time and while some children might look forward to returning to the classroom with friends, others can be anxious. A little anxiety is normal, but sometimes worries might get out of control. That can be especially true for kids who are starting a new school. Psychiatrist Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., with the Mayo Clinic Children's [...]

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Back to School: New School Anxieties (pkg)

It's back-to-school time and while some children might look forward to returning to the classroom with friends, others can be anxious. A little anxiety is normal, but sometimes worries might get out of control. That can be especially true for kids who are starting a new school. Psychiatrist Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., with the Mayo Clinic Children's [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Sleep-friendly routines may help child fall asleep more easily

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 12-year-old son goes to bed each night around 10 p.m. but usually cannot fall asleep until 1 or 2 in the morning. Is this normal for a “tween,” or should I talk to his doctor? What are some things that could cause insomnia in someone his age? [...]

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