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February Health News Review
February 4, 2014
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- Committing to Play for a College, Then Starting 9th Grade - NY Times January 26, 2014

"’s the singular biggest problem in college athletics.” -Steven Swanson, UVA Womens' Soccer Coach

"It's killing all of us." -Anson Dorrance, UNC Women's Soccer Coach

“There’s a sense that the N.C.A.A. doesn’t want to address this topic at all.” -Dom Starsia, UVA Men's Lacrosse Coach

#4 - Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits - ScienceDaily January 7, 2014

"...movers to greener areas experienced an immediate improvement in mental health that was sustained for at least 3 years after they moved...people relocating to a more built up area suffered a drop in mental health. Interestingly this fall occurred before they moved; returning to normal once the move was complete."

- Passing Bowls Family-Style Teaches Daycare Kids to Respond to Hunger Cue, Fights Obesity - ScienceDaily January 14, 2014

"Family-style meals give kids a chance to learn about things like portion size and food preferences. When foods are pre-plated, children never develop the ability to read their body's hunger cues. They don't learn to say, okay, this is an appropriate portion size for me." -Brent McBride

#2 - Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and C-reactive Protein in Pregnancy - Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

During the 2nd trimester, get up off the couch to help keep inflammation down!

- Probiotics May Ease Stomach Upset in Babies - NY Times January 16, 2014

"After one month, the babies who got the probiotic showed a significant decrease in crying time and an increase in frequency of bowel movements...fewer emergency department visits and needed less medication for stomach problems [compared to the placebo group]. Their parents lost fewer days of work, and there were no adverse side effects."

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