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Research improves outcomes for cystic fibrosis patients

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For the fifth straight year, Akron Children’s cystic fibrosis center was awarded a research grant from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. The nearly $80,000 grant will allow Dr. Greg Omlor and his research team to continue clinical trials this year for new and existing therapies.

Fit Friday: How much screen time is too much? (VIDEO)

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How much time do your children spend in front of the TV, phone or playing video games? If it’s more than 2 hours a day, they may suffer health consequences.

Fit Friday: Supersized! Understanding portion distortion (VIDEO)

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Do you think food portions look bigger today than they did 10 or 20 years ago? You’re not imagining things. In this Fit Minute video, Melody Case, wellness and youth fitness specialist at our Mahoning Valley campus, sheds light about how food portions have grown throughout the past 2 decades and shares easy tips for managing portion distortion.

Fit Friday: An hour a day keeps excess weight away (VIDEO)

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One hour a day of physical activity is all it takes to help kids have a strong and healthy body. In this Fit Minute video, Melody Case, wellness and youth fitness specialist at our Mahoning Valley campus, talks about simple, fun ways for kids to get their 60 minutes of exercise every day and the lifetime benefits of an active lifestyle.

Fit Friday: The skinny on sugary beverages (VIDEO)

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When it comes to a healthy body, what your child drinks is just as important as what he eats. In this Fit Minute video, Melody Case, wellness and youth fitness specialist at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus, explains the numerous benefits of choosing water and milk over soda pop, juice and other sugary beverages.

Fit Friday: Get healthy with these winter exercise tips (VIDEO)

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Don’t let the winter weather keep you cooped up. Inside and outside wintertime play is a great way for kids to get their hearts pumping. In this Fit Minute video, Melody Case, wellness and youth fitness specialist at our Mahoning Valley Campus offers fun, easy-to-do indoor and outdoor exercise tips during wintery weather.