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Mass. Kids Better Off Than Rest of Nation

Massachusetts kids ranked first for overall well-being, second in health, and first in education on Tuesday in the 2014 Kids Count Data Book. But officials say too many are still left behind. Child Obesity Rates Stabilizing But They’re Still Really High CDC Report: Half of Mass. Still Needs to Get Moving Cost of Health Care a Burden for Mass. Residents

First Lady Tells America to 'Drink Up' More Water

Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales.

Dueling Rulings: Courts Split on Health Law Clash

President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

The Death of the American Dream: A Pediatrician's View

As a pediatrition who works with many low-income familes in Boston, Dr. Claire McCarthy bears witness to America’s widening wealth gap every day. For many of these families, the American dream is already dead and for others, it’s slowly dying. We should care. Do we? Teens Largely Unware of the Consequences of Sexting Poor Teens’ Health May Benefit from Top Schools

The Truth About School Lunch: Kids Like Salad Bars

Chef and registered dietitian nutritionist Mellissa Honeywood is adamant about providing healthy, tasty school lunches in Cambridge that kids will eat. And her students aren't complaining.

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