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The Benefits of Exercise

October 23, 2017

It comes as no surprise that exercise is good for your health. Experts have long cited studies that show positive changes happen to your body before, during, and after a workout. But recent research reveals more detail about the benefits…

The Human Body

The Best Medicine

April 21, 2017

Millions of Americans aren’t getting enough exercise. A new study hopes to scientifically prove the benefits of physical activity. Doctors have long known that diet and exercise are the best ways to stay healthy. But few people get enough exercise.…

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Engineering

Water Works

April 14, 2017

In a small village in Thailand lives a girl named Wanjai. She and her family make their home on the Khao Laem Reservoir. Wanjai and her friends play in the water, and her family bathes, cooks, and cleans with it.…

Food and Nutrition

Pass on the Salt

January 27, 2017

American kids consume too much salt. That puts them at risk for heart problems later in life. Hamburgers, French fries, potato chips, popcorn, and pizza. There is no denying these foods are tasty. But often, it’s the added salt that…

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The Human Body

Staying Healthy

January 3, 2017

You can protect yourself against cold, flu, and other illnesses caused by viruses. Use these five tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1. Wash your hands often using soap and water. 2. Avoid touching your eyes,…

The Human Body

Sound the Alarm

September 23, 2016

For years, parents have been telling kids to turn down the music. But now it’s more important than ever for young people to hear the message. Phones, iPads, and other devices deliver music that is crystal clear and louder than…

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World

This Hospital Soars

September 9, 2016

Elisa Urruchi is a nurse at a very special eye hospital. It has the best surgical equipment available. It also has a classroom, where doctors and nurses can learn about sight-saving procedures. But what makes the hospital truly unique is…

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Food and Nutrition

Bug Business

March 18, 2016

Chocolate-chip cookies. Banana bread. Brownies. What do these treats have in common? If they were made with Bitty Foods flour, they all contain a special ingredient: crickets. The company, which is based in San Francisco, California, wants to make insects…

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The Human Body

Eyes on Vision

April 24, 2015

Two years ago, Azara Mason was having trouble seeing the board in class. An eye doctor told her she had myopia, or nearsightedness. People who are nearsighted have trouble seeing things that are far away. Azara, 9, now wears glasses…

Food and Nutrition

Forbidden Foods

March 28, 2008

When Eliza Rader was 17 months old, she tasted peanut butter for the first time. Immediately afterward, she broke out in hives, her tongue swelled and she had trouble breathing. Her mother rushed her to a doctor. Later, tests confirmed…