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Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. Child Obesity Rates Stabilizing But They’re Still Really High

Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teen Use of HGH

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year. Teen’s Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

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

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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