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5 reasons kids should play

10:45 am Jan. 28, 2015

It probably no surprise to anyone that over the last 30 years,  obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents, potentially leading to a host of chronic diseases later in

Measles Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Anti-Vaccine Movement

9:36 am Jan. 26, 2015

The measles outbreak believed to have originated in Disneyland has spread from California to Utah, Washington, Colorado and Mexico, according to news reports.

Authorities say an unknown person incubating a measles infection likely exposed several people in Disneyland, who then exposed others after leaving the park.

Health authorities believe the outbreak was triggered by a measles-stricken visitor to one of the Disney parks who brought the virus from abroad last month, according to the

The Elf on the Shelf Now Has Reindeer Pet

1:33 pm Nov. 14, 2014

The Elf on the Shelf — based here in Atlanta — and rooted in a family tradition back going back to the 1970s, has sold a whopping 7 million books (and elves) since its 2005

Children’s Healthcare video goes viral

7:37 am Aug. 12, 2014

Jim, a man of average height but weighing 300 pounds, suffers a heart attack and lands in the emergency room.

His life hangs in the balance. He’s only 32.

“How the hell does that happen?, ” asks

New school year, time for new lunch ideas

9:48 pm Aug. 4, 2014

Time to get up early – and make lunch! I know this isn’t the most fun task at hand, and it can be challenging to satisfy everyone – kids want something yummy and parents want

Back to School: What’s new this year?

2:29 pm Aug. 4, 2014

New school years bring new people and new stuff. About a quarter of Atlanta Public School principals are new, including 70 percent of the high school honchos. More than 20 Fulton schools will have new principals, and Cobb County has a dozen new ones.

Cobb will also have more of a feature that probably wasn’t part of your parents’ school day: 11 new school police officers. DeKalb

Wake Up Sleepyhead, time for school!

9:03 am Jul. 28, 2014

BACK TO  SCHOOL SLEEP SCHEDULE

I don’t need to tell you that summertime is the time of the year when we parents let our kids stay-up/sleep-in later than they normally do.  But alas, early mornings are