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Study: Toddler Obesity Risk Highest in Hispanics, Native Americans

Study: Toddler Obesity Risk Highest in Hispanics, Native Americans

SaludToday Toddlers from low-income Hispanic, American Indian (AI), and Alaskan Native (AN) homes are at increased risk for obesity, according to a new study, Medscape reports. The federal study, published in the journal Pediatrics, collected weight data for 1.2 million children at ages 0 to 23 months in 2008 and followed up with them within

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New Music Video Raises Awareness On Climate Change

Moms Clean Air Force Five prominent environmental groups have joined together with Canadian musician Gaiaisi to release a music video to raise awareness of the most critical issues facing the human race — climate change. With extreme weather events becoming the new normal, global temperatures reaching record highs, and a continued streak of climate science


Researchers ask how Central American Americans see themselves

By Mike Allison Central American Politics Norma Stoltz Chinchilla and Nora Hamilton have what looks to be an interesting paper on Identity Formation Among Central American Americans. Here’s part of their conclusion: The individual stories of the Central American Americans we interviewed are unique, and their specific trajectories distinguish them from the general population of


Getting Into College: The Best Apps To Use

By Divya Raghavan NerdScholar Earlier this year, NerdScholar was selected as a winner of the College Knowledge Challenge, a competitive grant initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The College Knowledge Challenge is a partnership between the Gates Foundation, College Summit, and the King Center Charter School. With the help of the College Knowledge