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Fatty foods like chips, burgers and fries can rob teens' brains of a protein key to development. >
Martial arts are great for kids. They offer exercise, discipline and camaraderie. But they also pose serious risks. >
Higher doses statins can significantly prolong life, even for those over 75. >
The question, as people in the Northern hemisphere try to adjust to setting their clocks back for the end of daylight savings time, is is the change worth it? It's nice to have an extra hour of sleep, but this perk is short-lived. Longer term effects include a much higher rate of depression that sets in in November. A new study questions the benefits of more daylight during hours when we need it least.  >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Creative people have developed habits that nurture their talents. You can use them, too.  More >

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is responsible for roughly 20% of the hearing loss in newborns.   >

Did you change your health insurer this year?
A. Yes, I needed better coverage
B. Yes, it had become too expensive
C. Yes, I changed my employer
D. No
E. Not sure
A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

There's too little handwashing going on at many daycare sites, and kids pay the price. >
Soda is part of a downward spiral of sleep loss, poor diet, overweight and chronic disease. >
Time in the sun during childhood and adolescence seems to bring better eyesight later in life. Just don't forget the sunblock. >
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