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Exercise Makes You Smarter

Exercise Makes You Smarter | School Nursing | Scoop.it
We already know that regular exercise makes you healthier, happier and, well, hotter. But did you know it could also make you smarter?
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“For mental health benefits, what really counts is exercising on a regular basis -- not the intensity. You don’t have to wipe yourself out,” Hopkins tells The Huffington Post.

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A Pill for Celiac Disease? - Celiac Disease in the News

Joseph Murray, M.D., a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic, discusses a recently published article in Gastroenterology about a pill for treatment of celiac disease.
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proof of concept study from Finland- using 2 designed enzymes to break down parts of gluten - participants were protected from GI damage-   It will now be studied in North America.

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Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says

Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Study shows having more free time teaches children how to plan, solve problems and make decisions
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Comment on Current Concussion Management by Struggles after concussion

Comment on Current Concussion Management by Struggles after concussion | School Nursing | Scoop.it
[…] this site to be helpful with my son's concussion: Current Concussion Management | The Concussion Blog Hope this helps. "All facts are friendly" –Carl Rogers Reply With […]
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The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for

The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for | School Nursing | Scoop.it
During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as a wake-up call.
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Public health ROI: Study finds investing in lead poisoning prevention could reap millions in benefits

Public health ROI: Study finds investing in lead poisoning prevention could reap millions in benefits | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Childhood lead poisoning is one of those health risks that everyone has likely heard about, but many probably think it’s a problem of the past. However, a recent study reminds us that in just one state — Michigan — the effects of childhood lead poisoning cost about $330 million every year. And that’s a conservative estimate.
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Nationwide, 535,000 young children are KNOWN to have blood lead levels high enough to put their health at serious risk. In fact, a 2009 study examining the national benefits of lead paint control concluded that each $1 invested resulted in a return of $17–$221 or an overall savings of $181 billion to $269 billion.

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Pink Eye: More than Just an Itchy Nuisance | Omni Eye & Vision

Pink Eye: More than Just an Itchy Nuisance | Omni Eye & Vision | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Though many remember it as just an itchy nuisance, pink eye can actually pose a serious threat to your eye health if it is not properly treated. Here's what y.
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Food Allergy Awareness Week: 5 Questions to Ask Allergy Families - Huffington Post

Food Allergy Awareness Week: 5 Questions to Ask Allergy Families - Huffington Post | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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Food Allergy Awareness Week: 5 Questions to Ask Allergy Families
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Additionally, support an initiative at your child's school to help raise awareness of food allergies.
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Cayuga County Health Dept.: How to keep your child safe from lead - Auburn Citizen

Cayuga County Health Dept.: How to keep your child safe from lead - Auburn Citizen | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Cayuga County Health Dept.: How to keep your child safe from lead
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New York State requires doctors to do a blood lead test on all children at 1 year of age and again at 2 years of age.
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Viagra, Cialis May Help Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Viagra, Cialis May Help Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Small study finds impotence drugs improved blood flow to muscles in boys with the progressive disease
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Hundreds of St. Louis children diagnosed with lead poisoning annually

Hundreds of St. Louis children diagnosed with lead poisoning annually | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Hundreds of St. Louis children diagnosed with lead poisoning annually
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Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits: MedlinePlus

Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits: MedlinePlus | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits
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making sure its safe- 

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Duff: Concussion offers learning experience for mom, daughter - The Coloradoan

Duff: Concussion offers learning experience for mom, daughter - The Coloradoan | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Duff: Concussion offers learning experience for mom, daughter
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The NFL is embroiled in a class-action lawsuit on the topic of concussions involving numerous high-profile players.
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Concussions - good to take it one day at a time- rest/ stay home with headaches, dizziness-  give your body time to recover.

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500,000 Kids Have High Lead Levels

500,000 Kids Have High Lead Levels | School Nursing | Scoop.it
About half a million kids ages 1 to 5 have elevated blood lead levels.
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newer studies of my urban area in Ohio reveals 40% students will have elevated lead levels of 5ug/dl or greater.

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Kids with lead poison are given milk in China - News24

Kids with lead poison are given milk in China - News24 | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Kids with lead poison are given milk in China News24 Beijing - After a test showed farmer Zhao Heping's toddler grandson had high levels of lead in his blood two years ago, local officials in China's Hunan province offered the child medicine, he...
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Another study finds that despite rare adverse events, childhood vaccines are safe

Another study finds that despite rare adverse events, childhood vaccines are safe | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Vaccine safety is one of those topics that has become so tragically mired in misinformation and myth that there can never be enough supporting evidence. So, here’s some more.
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In the Twin Cities, asthma hospitalization rate highest along I-94: Here's why

In the Twin Cities, asthma hospitalization rate highest along I-94: Here's why | School Nursing | Scoop.it
An estimated 90,000 Minnesota children have asthma, and a disproportionate number of them are African-American and American Indian. Counting adults, the number of asthma cases in the state jumps to more than 400,000. Where people live can explain much of the racial disparity in asthma rates.
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Accurate facts for children with asthma regardless of what metro area they live in...

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Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences: MedlinePlus

Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences: MedlinePlus | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences
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Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show DifferencesFindings suggest diet might someday play preventive role, researchers say

 

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Friday, June 13, 2014

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THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that germs in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids.

Bacteria in the guts of kids with type 1 diabetes appear less balanced than bacteria in children without diabetes, Dutch researchers reported in the June 12 issue of Diabetologia. Moreover, the nondiabetic children had higher levels of a usually beneficial kind of germ.

Germs in the gut may be important because research has linked changes in their composition to the development of type 1 diabetes, which is increasing worldwide. There has been a sharp rise in diagnoses seen in children under age 5 in particular, the researchers, from University Medical Center Groningen, said in a journal news release.

The findings suggest dietary changes might ultimately reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk for the disease, according to the researchers.

While more work needs to be done in determining what foods are best for ideal gut conditions, "we think a diet high in fruits and vegetables is best as these are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates," the study authors wrote, adding simple sugars and excessive protein and animal fat may be harmful.

People with type 1 diabetes have elevated blood sugar levels because their body doesn't produce insulin, a hormone needed to convert food into energy.

The study set out to examine the makeup of gut bacteria in European children, ages 1 to 5 years old, who were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The researchers looked at DNA in fecal samples collected from 28 diabetic children and 27 similar kids without the chronic disease.

Diabetic children younger than 3 years old had higher levels of certain bacteria, but lower levels of other types thought to be beneficial, the study found.

SOURCE: June 12, 2014, Diabetologia, news release

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Exercise and the 'Good' Bugs in Our Gut

Exercise and the 'Good' Bugs in Our Gut | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Frequent exercise may influence our weight and overall health by altering the kinds of organisms that live inside of us, a new study suggests.
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exercise- improves your immune system, helps your gut be more healthy

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What you need to know about diabetes and hot weather - KSDK

What you need to know about diabetes and hot weather - KSDK | School Nursing | Scoop.it
What you need to know about diabetes and hot weather
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Dr. John Kirby of Barnes-Jewish Hospital says the heat – combined with summer behavior – sometimes leads to emergency room visits or hospitalizations.
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Two teens in a week OD on “spice” - Monroe Monitor

Two teens in a week OD on “spice” - Monroe Monitor | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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Two teens in a week OD on “spice”
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One person described it as being similar to a “peanut allergy;” safe for some while deadly for others. Taft said that, as of Friday, he was still feeling “weird” and not like himself.
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Spice is NOT a safe drug for anyone-that's addiction talking...

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Bloomfield Hills businessman creates healthy 'Wow Water' for son with diabetes - The Macomb Daily

Bloomfield Hills businessman creates healthy 'Wow Water' for son with diabetes - The Macomb Daily | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Bloomfield Hills businessman creates healthy 'Wow Water' for son with diabetes
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Bloomfield Hills businessman creates healthy 'Wow Water' for son with diabetes.
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Great idea- hope he becomes a multi-millionaire seeing as how the Big companies said there was no market for it!

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Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success: MedlinePlus

Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success: MedlinePlus | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success
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I know my children felt the pressure to focus year round on one sport

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Concussion Clinic at Sports Medicine :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Concussion Clinic at Sports Medicine :: Nationwide Children's Hospital | School Nursing | Scoop.it
The Concussion Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital utilizes the expertise of pediatric Sports Medicine specialists and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists, along with neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuropsychologists and athl
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How Urban Living Is Making Us Diabetic - Care2.com

How Urban Living Is Making Us Diabetic - Care2.com | School Nursing | Scoop.it
How Urban Living Is Making Us Diabetic
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Diabetes might be considered a silent killer, but it's making its presence known in the hustle and bustle of city life. In fact, 2 out of 3 people with diabetes now live in cities.
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Sexual Violence Among Students Is A Significant Problem As Early As Middle School, Says Study

Sexual Violence Among Students Is A Significant Problem As Early As Middle School, Says Study | School Nursing | Scoop.it
A substantial amount of sexual violence in middle school takes place right under teachers' noses in the classroom, according to a new study.
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