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~:: Your kids: only healthier ::~

by Stephanie Stricklen

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Posted on April 14, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:42 PM

I'm back from a whirlwind trip to Vegas for my friend's 40th birthday party. As I said this morning during the 4:30am news, it's hard to wake up about the time you've been going to bed.. which isn't necessarily that impressive considering my alarm goes off at 2:45 in the morning.

But I'm dragging.

I do want to get you this link to Dr. Linn Goldberg's website, where you can learn more about the HEALTHY study. Click on the press release on the right for additional details!!
http://www.ohsu.edu/hpsm/healthy.cfm

As you know, I love love love covering these kinds of stories. I think school is such a huge part of a child's life and the healthy examples they learn there can mold them into healthy adults. I hope the researchers find the extra effort does, indeed, reduce type II diabetes. But even if it doesn't... isn't there something to be said for the students better overall performance in classes? I know that is based on one person's assessment.. you'd have to study that, too, to make sure it holds on a broader scale.. but it is nice to hear the kids are responding so well!

I'm going to the birds with this blog:

Sean sent me this cool photo of a woodpecker who is awfully fond of a bat box near his house. Must like the acoustics...

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And McGorge Scott says the gobbler is back!!

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You may or may not recall last spring he had to put up a board on his window because the turkey had figured out that a loud enough peck on the glass would get him food that he wouldn't have to share with the 20,000 other animals that all congregate at McGorge Scott's place.

I'm off to have one of those two moles I was telling you about removed. Again. Turns out it is a little dodgy and they don't want to take any chances. Oh boy!! Another two weeks of even more stiches!!!

sstricklen@kgw.com

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