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Last UpDate 3-7-16

New Technique Improves School Readiness for Impoverished Children.
Study shows simple intervention improves attention, reduces behavior problems.    (NH Health Watch)

HHS and USDA Release New Dietary Guidelines.
New dietary guidelines encourage healthy eating patterns to prevent chronic diseases.    (NH Health Watch)

NH Youth Conservation Camp.
Barry Conservation Camp's varied programs are now open to reservations.    (Teens)

Eagle Scout or Gold Awardee Recognition by NASA.
NASA wants to send your child a Congratulatory Letter & Certificate of Recognition.    (Parenting)

Start a New Christmas Tradition.
See It's a Wonderful Life on the big screen.    (Parenting)

Opinion: Statewide NH Educational Achievement Scores Earn D-.
NH Elementary & Secondary Education Test Results Depressing.    (Editorials)

Newborn Lifetime Combination Hunting and Fishing License.
A Great Idea for Baby's First Christmas.    (Parenting)

Santa's Village New Year's Eve Party 2015.
It's a family-friendly New Year's Eve Partybration!    (Local News)

HIV drug linked to newborn babies' lower bone mass.
NIH study finds mothers' use of tenofovir tied to lower bone mineral content in babies.
   (NH Health Watch)

Help Prevent Backpack-Related Injuries.
What parents need to know.    (NH Health Watch)

NH's Heroin Epidemic.
Here's what YOU can do for someone you love who is at risk.    (NH Health Watch)

Should Your Family Go Organic?
USDA tests show 99 percent of apple samples, 98 percent of peaches, and 97 percent of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue. We offer Organic Considerations 101.    (NH Lifestyles)

Short bouts of activity may offset lack of sustained exercise in kids.
NIH study finds interrupting sitting with short walks lowers blood sugar, insulin and blood fats.    (NH Health Watch)

Low-level arsenic exposure associated with early puberty & adult obesity.
Female mice exposed in the womb to low levels of arsenic through drinking water displayed signs of early puberty and became obese as adults.    (NH Health Watch)

NH Civil Air Patrol ~ Aeronautics & Aerospace Training Available Almost FREE
The NH Civil Air Patrol offers teens and small towns aviation and aerospace education.    (NH Teens)

Study Defines Brain and Behavioral Effects of Teen Binge Drinking
Changes observed in DNA of bindge drinking juvenile rats.    (Health Watch)

NH STEM Education Achievement 32nd in the Nation (& dead last in New England.)
What this means for our youth and how one NH group is trying to change it. (Psst. You can help!)    (NH Teens)

Stillbirth May Increase Women's Long Term Risk for Depression
NIH-funded network study finds risk even for women with no history of depression.    (NH Teens)

Tragic Deaths Highlight the Dangers of Powdered Pure Caffeine
After losing their children, Katie and Dennis Stiner, and Julie and James Sweatt, went to the FDA in hopes of sparing other families this terrible loss.    (Health Watch)

Youth Drug Use Trends: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Teen prescription opioid abuse, cigarette, and alcohol use trends down, but states with legalized marijuana see rates soar.    (Health Watch)

Laser Toy Safety: Laser Toys Are Not Always Child's Play
Eye injuries caused by laser light may go unnoticed, for days and even weeks, and could be permanent. Tips for keeping your child safe from laser toys.    (Health Watch)

4-H in the North Country
"To make the best better", and "Learn by doing" - these are the motto and slogan, respectively, for 4-H, a nationwide youth organization run by the United States Department of Agriculture.    (NH Teens)

10 Tips To Help Kids Eat Better
Fun & practical resources to help busy families (read: children and teens) learn to eat better.    (Health Watch)

NIH study: Research-based strategies help reduce underage drinking
A report of their findings appears in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.    (Health Watch)

New Report Warns of 5.6 Million Premature Deaths
Surgeon General report says 5.6 million children will die prematurely unless smoking rates drop.    (Health Watch)

Teen Attitudes Toward Marijuana Soften
The percentage of high-schoolers who see great risk from being regular marijuana users has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, according to this year's survey.    (NH Lifestyles)

Distracted Drivers
At greatest risk are newly licensed teen drivers, who are substantially more likely than adults to be involved in a crash or near miss while multitasking according to researchers.    (NH Lifestyles)

Magazines Your Children Will Enjoy
Sometimes getting children to read more can be as simple as purchasing a few magazine subscriptions.    (NH Lifestyles)

Temporary Tattoos May Put Your Children at Risk
Summer activities, showing more flesh, often lead to temporary tattoos, but some people have adverse reactions necessitating medical attention. Here's how to protect yourself.    (NH Lifestyles)

When Johnny Needs A Tutor
Here's what you need to know!    (NH Lifestyles)

Jr. ROTC in the North Country
A citizenship (commingled with physical fitness & mental acuity) program offered to high-schoolers by the United States Army.    (NH Teens)

The Sandwich Generation
Tips for caring for elderly parents while rearing a family.    (NH Lifestyles)

Teen Sexting In NH
What's Going On With Our Kids and What Parents Can Do!    (NH Lifestyles)

Creating The Perfect Care Package
Parents and family members always want to send their students something while they're away at school but a lot of people don't know what to send. Get five helpful tips on what college students really want!    (NH Lifestyles)

Getting Kids to Read
Tips for tearing children away from electronics and back to books!    (NH Lifestyles)

New Help for Infertile Women
NIH-funded study shows letrozole more effective than current treatment    (Health Watch)

Do Bedroom Televisions Contribute to Youth Obesity?
A Dartmouth study suggests removing TVs from a children's bedrooms could help prevent excessive weight gain.    (Health Watch)

11 Mistakes Parents Make With Teenagers
What not to do when disciplining teenagers.    (NH Lifestyles)

Why Women Are Choosing to Labor At Home
NH home births are on the rise. Find out why women are choosing to forego traditional hospital deliveries and medical interventions.    (Health Watch)

Family Health Sites
Web sites North Country families should know for better health.    (Health Watch)


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