76% of sports sponsorships tied to junk food, study says

CNN (3/26, Howard) reports that research published in Pediatrics “sheds light on just how intertwined sports and unhealthy foods really are.” Researchers at NYU discovered that “76% of food products shown in ads promoting a sports organization sponsorship are unhealthy and that 52.4% of beverages shown in sports sponsorship ads are sugar-sweetened.”

Have Your Kid Write an Angry Letter to Defuse a Tantrum

The most effective tool for staving off a tantrum? No, it’s not YouTube Kids as a distraction, or ice cream as a bribery offer, or a shower as a place to lock yourself in until the wails of “But I wanted to eat my soup with chopsticks!” subside. Instead, to help your kid get a handle on his emotions in the middle of a meltdown, you may just need a pen and some paper. Read More

Sexting appears to be on the rise among teens, meta-analysis suggests

The ABC News (2/26, Allen) website reports that among teenagers, sexting is on the increase, research indicates. Nearly “27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them, according to findings” published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

        CNN (2/26, Gabriel) reports researchers “included data from 39 separate research projects conducted between January 1990 and June 2016, with a total of 110,380 participants, all of whom were under 18 – with some as young as 11.” The meta-analysis reveals that “the increased number of young people involved in sending or receiving sexually explicit photographs or messages has corresponded with rapidly expanding access to cell phones.” For that reason, “the study’s authors suggest that ‘age specific information on sexting and its potential consequences should regularly be provided as a component of sex education.’”


Be Gutsy! For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause for cancer related to deaths in the US.

Have you been appropriately screened? Talk with your doctor today to see which screening is right for you.

To learn more about screening recommendations, Click Here

Prevent Colorectal Cancer. Learn more from this personal story the CDC has shared with us during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Click Here