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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

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

Dueling Rulings: Courts Split on Health Law Clash

President Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue. Excerpts from Conflicting Health Law Rulings

Child Obesity Rates Stabilizing But They’re Still Really High

Good news: Rates of child abdominal obesity, the most severe type of obesity, are leveling off in the United States, a new report shows. But here’s the catch: They’ve stabilized at really high levels. The Truth About School Lunch: Kids Like Salad Bars CDC Report: Half of Mass. Still Needs to Get Moving Obesity Rates Drop Sharply in Preschoolers

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.

FDA Warning: Avoid Pure Caffeine Powder

The FDA is warning consumers to avoid powdered pure caffeine, particularly, the variety being sold in bulk bags over the Internet. Why You Shouldn’t Drug Test Your Teen at Home Teens Largely Unware of the Consequences of Sexting Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit Historic Lows

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