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Earlier Preschool Bedtimes May Reduce Risk of Teen Obesity

Preschoolers who go to bed later — even if just by one hour — become less healthy teenagers, according to researchers.

EpiPen Price Increase Sparks Backlash

Putting today's prescription price increases into perspective.

Summer Green Beans

There are plenty of ways to enjoy green beans fresh from your garden, the farmers market or your grocery store.

30 Rio Olympic Hopefuls Hail From — or Have Ties to — North Carolina

A handful of Olympic hopefuls are North Carolina natives, or have deeply rooted ties to the Tarheel state.

Children’s Diet Improves After Changes to Federal WIC Program

Low-income children are eating healthier diets since recommendations were revised for the federal program under which they receive food, a study finds.

HPV Prevalence Among Teens Down Thanks to Vaccine

A new study finds that HPV prevalence among females in their 20s is down since vaccination against the cancer-causing virus was introduced in 2006.

Five “Must-Dos” for Going Back to School

Follow these tips to help your children have a smooth transition back to school.

Caffeine, Multivitamins and Miscarriage Risk

A new study reports that a woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day during the weeks leading up to conception.

Fun in the Sun: Playground Safety

How safe is your child's playground? See if it meets the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations.

Get the Most Out of Your Workout

Things you can do before, during and after your workout for the best results

On-the-Fly Meals — for Days Without a Plan

Quick, easy dinner ideas for weeks when there's no time for meal planning

Zika Virus Alert

Planning international travel this summer? Learn more about the Zika virus.

Safety Tips for Traveling by Car With Children

Put safety first when traveling by car with children with these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

2016 Fit Family Challenge Spotlight: The Griffins

Kelly Griffin and her husband, Rodney, live in Summerfield with their three children.

2016 Fit Family Challenge Spotlight: The Hamiltons

Darlene Hamilton wants to make lifelong changes to her family's diet and make exercise fun.

Superfoods to the Rescue

Experts agree there are hundreds of “super-good-for-you” foods, and making them a part of your everyday life may be easier — and more delicious — than you think.

Sports and ADHD: A Positive Connection?

If you’d like to incorporate sports into your child’s life to improve his or her ADHD symptoms, keep these tips in mind.

ADHD May Be Linked to Persistent Parental Criticism

A study finds only sustained parental criticism was associated with the continuance of ADHD symptoms in the children who had been diagnosed with ADHD.

2016 Fit Family Challenge Panel of Experts

Piedmont Parent's 2016 Fit Family Challenge begins May 1.

2016 Fit Family Challenge FAQ

Pre-registration is now open. Sign up today at myfitfamilychallenge.com.

New Health Screening Guidelines, TelemedicineApp, Asthma Rates Drop

Learn about the recommended new guidelines for depression, high cholesterol and HIV screenings, a new telemedicine app and kids asthma news.

Zika Virus: What We Need to Know

Facts and recommendations about this virus outbreak to our south

How to Encourage Better Dental Health For Your Child

An age-by-age guide to keeping your kid's teeth gleaming.

How Often Does Your Child Go to the Dentist?

The American Dental Association reveals how often parents of children under age 18 visit the dentist.

Eat Right for a Healthy Heart

The leading risk factor for death and disability in the U.S. is poor diet quality, but eating healthier foods won't break the bank.

Cold & Flu Season: When Parents Get Sick

Micki Bare talks with Shannon Smith during Mommy Matters on WGHP Fox 8

Take Folic Acid for Good Health

Women who consume the recommended amount of folic acid — 400 micrograms — before and during early pregnancy can help prevent major birth defects.

Health Coaches Help Families Meet Fitness Goals

Need more sleep, exercise or better eating habits? Health coaches offer a step-by-step, supportive process that they say can lead to permanent lifestyle changes.

Medicine Cabinet Checklist

What's in your medicine cabinet? Check out this list of items every parent should have on hand. Pus, find out what you should not have.

Screening Injured Children Could Identify Physical Abuse Earlier

Researchers have found that increased and routine testing of children with sentinel injuries would identify other children with abuse who might otherwise be missed.
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