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Obesity has increased 15 percent over the last 30 years in children and adults according to the National Center for Health Statistics. (Photo: Fred Froese/iStock)

Weighty Problems

Obesity Numbers Continue to Gain Dr. Ann Rogers could list 100 reasons why new numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years. As director of Penn State’s
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After the CDC recommended against the nasal flu vaccine for children in 2016, fewer parents opted to get their children vaccinated. (Photo: iStock)

Kids & the Flu

Flu Vaccinations Fall Without Nasal Vaccine Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-17 flu season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according
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Not all childhood falls can be prevented, but many can be. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Prevent Childhood Falls

Protect Your Child from Injury Due to Falls Some falls are just part of childhood. Learning to walk and nursing scraped knees are milestones that few kids escape. But more serious tumbles – from beds, stairs, playground equipment and windows – are often the most easily prevented.
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