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Children learn the “executive” skills that will help them run their lives best when they have unstructured time. >
Kids can have inaccurate ideas about their own weight. Parents are often blind to children's weight problems too. What helps? >
Processed red meats raise the risk of heart trouble — and death — by a lot. Have a fish taco. >
It's a familiar refrain in many homes, especially in the summer. Too few kids spend time outdoors, and parents need to try to change that. Between the lure of screen time, the lack of easily-accessible places for outdoor recreation, and concerns about safety, kids get less time outside than they should. The simple fact is that time outside translates into more physical exercise. And that brings better health. >

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 >

Mom and Dad, this book is for you. It's about parenthood, not parenting. And it may help explain why you find it hard to speak in coherent sentences.  More >

The best way to begin to reduce the amount of salt in your diet is to reduce your consumption of processed foods.  >

How many minutes do you walk
in a day?
A. Five to 10 minutes
B. 15 to 20 minutes
C. 25 to 35 minutes
D. at least 45 minutes a day

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.

Time spent in the kitchen pays off. Kids who eat mostly home-cooked meals choose healthier food when eating out. >
Cigarettes lift mood, but they also leave a person vulnerable to depression. It's not just your heart and lungs that are at risk. >
If you’ve tried to quit before, the nicotine patch and medication together may do the trick. >
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