Variety of measures seek to address vaping safety concerns – Health Article

About Mary Otto Mary Otto, a Washington, D.C.-based freelancer, is AHCJ’s topic leader on oral health and the author of “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.” She can be reached at mary@healthjournalism.org. Photo: Vaping360 via Flickr Concerns about e-cigarette safety, elevated by an outbreak of illnesses and deaths, continue to roil Washington, D.C. Leading calls for action have focused upon measures that could stem the rise of vaping among young people. Federal…

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Importance of the Off Season – Health Article

Off-season training isn’t just for athletes with hopes of one day playing on college teams, or those competing at a high level. UW Health Sports Performance coach Alison Regal explains that most youth athletes can benefit – although how they approach it and the benefits they gain will be different depending on their age. To figure out what’s best, it is helpful to understand the different developmental stages. Sampling Years: At this stage – 6-12 years – there’s not really…

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Five Feet Apart Review from Teen with Cystic Fibrosis – Health Article

Haley Jinkerson is a 14-year-old from Monroe, WI who has cystic fibrosis. This is her take on the movie Five Feet Apart. Being a cystic fibrosis patient myself, I was so excited when I heard ‘Five Feet Apart’ was coming out. I was even more excited when I found out that Cole Sprouse was going to be a lead actor in it. I went and saw it opening night with both of my parents. I love that the movie helps…

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Managing the Stress of the Holidays – Health Article

Even before the last piece of pumpkin pie has been consumed (and let’s be honest – these days, it’s more like – before the last piece of Halloween candy is handed out), it seems like holiday preparations are underway. But the reality of the holidays can be very different than the marshmallow world singers croon about. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme There’s no doubt that the giving spirit of the season can lead to feeling financial pressure. The gift wish lists kids…

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CBD Oil: What’s all the Rage? – Health Article

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and products made from it, including capsules, sprays, lotions, edibles, and “vapes”, have become immensely popular in just a few years and is now sold and marketed to treat a wide range of diseases. Buying products made from CBD oil became legal in Wisconsin for treatment of seizure disorders in 2014 with Lydia’s Law, which expanded to include any medical condition with note from health provider in 2017, and finally available to general public in 2018. But…

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Child Marriage – Growing Up Healthy – Health Article

After watching the Surviving R Kelly docuseries on Lifetime, I have many questions.  If you haven’t heard about the series, it’s about a successful R&B singer, R. Kelly, and multiple sexual relationships with underage girls.  He even married a teenager (she was 15, he was 27).  How is that legal? It turns out the papers were forged, specifically lying about the teenage girl’s age, but I digress… So even though that marriage was a sham, underage marriage is not new…

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