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September 9, 2014
NIH-convened panel recommends expanded adoption of drug and transfusion treatments for individuals with sickle cell disease
An expert panel has recommended expanded adoption of the drug hydroxyurea for the care of people with sickle cell disease, according to a report issued today. The report also suggests that clinicians give periodic blood transfusions to children with the disease to reduce stroke risk. According to the panel, both treatments are underutilized.

November 14, 2013 : The New York Times
Crayons down. Now dig into that healthful parfait.
Winnie Hu
A new obesity prevention initiative by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health seeks to teach children who cannot yet spell the names of their fruits and vegetables to love them and eat them every day.

November 12, 2013 : WABC-TV New York
New national curriculum aims to teach kids healthy lifestyle habits
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the EatPlayGrow curriculum features 11 lessons, ranging from healthy portion sizes to healthy beverages. EatPlayGrow is one of the first programs designed for children under six-years-old.

An image of children making body collages. The children will paste vegetables on the corresponding body part that benefits (such as placing two carrots on the eyes). Helps children learn the importance of eating a variety of vegetables every day for good health.

November 8, 2013
NIH and the Children's Museum of Manhattan launch innovative program to help families create healthier futures
Through an innovative public-private partnership, the National Institutes of Health and the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) have created a new health educational curriculum — EatPlayGrow: Creative Activities for a Healthy Start — for children ages 2-5 and their parents

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