children's health http://www.kplu.org en Whole milk or skim? Study links fattier milk to slimmer kids http://www.kplu.org/post/whole-milk-or-skim-study-links-fattier-milk-slimmer-kids The job of parenting toddlers ain't easy. Consider the 2-year-old to-do list: Get tantrums under control. Potty train. Transition from whole milk to low-fat milk.<p>Speaking from experience, only <em>one</em> of these things was easy.<p>As my daughter turned 2 in January, we made the simple switch to reduced-fat milk. Done. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:01:53 +0000 8074 at http://www.kplu.org Whole milk or skim? Study links fattier milk to slimmer kids All TV is educational, just maybe not in the way you want http://www.kplu.org/post/all-tv-educational-just-maybe-not-way-you-want <p></p><p>Anyone who says watching TV has no impact on children’s behavior is ignoring a lot of scientific research. The latest study, from pediatricians in Seattle, shows you can improve the behavior of young children by changing what they watch.&nbsp;</p><p>They took this approach after about two decades of trying to get parents to turn off the TV, and severely limit screen time for young kids. They were almost ready to give up. The best they could achieve was cutting TV time for pre-school age children from four-and-a-half hours per day to four hours per day.</p><p>That hardly seemed worth the effort. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:20:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7808 at http://www.kplu.org State sees gains on child immunizations, still lags http://www.kplu.org/post/state-sees-gains-child-immunizations-still-lags <p>Washington continues to make progress boosting immunization rates among toddlers, despite having the highest percent in the nation of families exempting kids from vaccines.&nbsp;</p><p>The new survey from the Centers for Disease Control shows the gains come with room for improvement.</p><p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:54:21 +0000 Charla Bear 2513 at http://www.kplu.org State sees gains on child immunizations, still lags Effort grows to check young hearts for early signs of cardiac arrest http://www.kplu.org/post/effort-grows-check-young-hearts-early-signs-cardiac-arrest <p>A local mom whose teenage son died from sudden cardiac arrest is pushing to make sure the tragedy doesn&rsquo;t happen to other families. She&#39;s part of an effort to check young people across the state for undetected heart conditions. <a href="http://district.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=231280&amp;sessionid=c1cd20c72314f2b2d56589b0b09cfb31">Its largest screening to date is this Wednesday</a>, June 1st, at Garfield High School in Seattle.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 May 2011 14:05:34 +0000 Charla Bear 1695 at http://www.kplu.org Effort grows to check young hearts for early signs of cardiac arrest