kids health

EPA Being Sued for Pesticide Contamination in Predominantly Latino California Schools

EPA Being Sued for Pesticide Contamination in Predominantly Latino California Schools

In 1999, mom Maria Garcia filed an administrative complaint with the EPA to halt the use of highly toxic pesticides that were contaminating schools in predominantly Latino communities in California, in

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The Pedia-Pod is a Green Prefabricated Unit Designed to Make Kids Forget They’re in the Hospital

The Pedia-Pod is a Green Prefabricated Unit Designed to Make Kids Forget They’re in the Hospital

Image courtesy of Margaret Badore from Treehugger No matter how colorful and creative the playrooms are in a hospital, kids are still very aware that they’re in a medical facility. But thanks to an

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Wisconsin Schools Install Expensive Air Filters to Keep Kids Safe from Fracking Sand

Wisconsin Schools Install Expensive Air Filters to Keep Kids Safe from Fracking Sand

The state of Wisconsin is currently experiencing a fracking boom. As energy extraction projects increase, sand from the mines is jettisoned into the air and poses health risks for locals. Officials for

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New Research Suggests Subtle Signs of Autism May be Detectable in Babies as Young as 12 Months

New Research Suggests Subtle Signs of Autism May be Detectable in Babies as Young as 12 Months

Photo by Shutterstock The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends screening children for autism when they are 18 months of age or older. However, new research discussed by Patricia

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6 Eco-friendly Ways to Survive Cold & Flu Season

6 Eco-friendly Ways to Survive Cold & Flu Season

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5 All Natural Flu Remedies For Babies & Kids

5 All Natural Flu Remedies For Babies & Kids

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The Red Fred Project Enables Critically-ill Children to Create & Publish Their Own Storybook

The Red Fred Project Enables Critically-ill Children to Create & Publish Their Own Storybook

For some children, the story of their lives begins with an enormous challenge. Faced with a critical illness, they are unable to play and experience childhood like their peers. Red Fred Project creator

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7 Unique Ways To Enjoy A Fall Hike With Your Family

7 Unique Ways To Enjoy A Fall Hike With Your Family

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Kick Off Child Passenger Safety Week with an Eco Car Seat from Clek

Kick Off Child Passenger Safety Week with an Eco Car Seat from Clek

September 15th-21st is Child Passenger Safety Week and Saturday, September 21st is National Seat Check Day, so now is the perfect time to have your car seat or booster seat checked, even if you are a

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Best Waste-Free Lunch Kits and Snack Bags for Back to School

Best Waste-Free Lunch Kits and Snack Bags for Back to School

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California School District Pays Company to Monitor Over 13,000 Students’ Social Media Activity

California School District Pays Company to Monitor Over 13,000 Students’ Social Media Activity

Photo via Shutterstock For parents guiding children through adolescence, the Internet presents a major challenge. According to a survey from McAfee, 70% of kids admit to hiding their online behavior. Like

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INDEX: Award-Winning ‘Natalie Collection’ Birth Simulator Could Help Save Millions of Babies Annually

INDEX: Award-Winning ‘Natalie Collection’ Birth Simulator Could Help Save Millions of Babies Annually

Everyday, thousands of newborn babies and mothers die of complications during childbirth that can easily be prevented with adequate tools and training. To address this issue, Norwegian company Laerdal

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Pacify Your Kids with an iPhone or iPad? Then Read This

Pacify Your Kids with an iPhone or iPad? Then Read This

It seems there’s a toddler tapping away at an iPhone or iPad everywhere you turn these days. There’s even a toddler training toilet that you can attach an iPad to while your kiddo tends to

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6 Essentials to Pack in your Child’s School Lunch Box

6 Essentials to Pack in your Child’s School Lunch Box

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7 Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Alternatives to PB & J

7 Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Alternatives to PB & J

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Schools are Swapping Blacktop for Nature to Immerse Children in Living Environments During Recess

Schools are Swapping Blacktop for Nature to Immerse Children in Living Environments During Recess

Inspired by new research that shows contact with nature may be as important for children as good nutrition and sleep, schools across America, from Arizona to Pennsylvania are replacing boring pavement and

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Autism is Four Times More Likely in Babies Born to Mothers with Weakened Thyroid

Autism is Four Times More Likely in Babies Born to Mothers with Weakened Thyroid

A study published in the Annals of Neurology by a team of researchers from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Center finds that women who are not able to make enough thyroid

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Autism is Linked to Induced and Augmented Labor

Autism is Linked to Induced and Augmented Labor

Researchers from Duke University have recently published a study that suggests that autism could be linked to labor induction or augmentation. The findings state that children born to mothers who induce

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