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What Parents Should Know About Juuls

If you are the parent of a middle or high school student, you may already know that the popular new e-cigarette JUUL is reigniting concerns about nicotine addiction in youth. JUUL has been making headlines and prompting crackdowns from the Food and Drug Administration for its popularity among teens.  Read more

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Most foods, drinks in sports sponsorship ads unhealthy

Study focused on the top 10 sports organizations most frequently watched by children 2 to 17 years old, based on data from Nielsen ratings. The researchers are concerned that such sponsorships could have a negative impact on children’s food choices and diet, said Marie Bragg, first author of the study and assistant professor in the…

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Dangers of Cough and Cold Medicines

The Food and Drug Administration warned that children and adolescents should not be prescribed cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone because of serious safety risks posed by the opioid ingredients.  Click here to read more

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Number of Flu-Related Pediatric Deaths Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a news briefing Friday on the worsening influenza outbreak. The CDC said this is the first time in 13 years every state in the continental U.S. is being hit with widespread flu. The CDC said they aren’t sure how severe this flu season will end up being, but…

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