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Psychologist and mom Polly Palumbo didn't just get mad when she read irresponsible media coverage of children's health issues — she started debunking it in her blog, Momma Data.

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What happens when the profit incentive takes over dental care for underserved schoolkids?

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Water woes persist in a rural town, an international push for universal health care, and unwelcome health cuts in California's revised budget, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why the childhood obesity prevention movement is still struggling.

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The dangers of relying on the body mass index, the threats to children's health, and saving money on health care, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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To help combat the obesity epidemic, school districts are joining with local agencies – often for the first time – to work out a way to open their gates to the public after hours.

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Preventable child poisonings on the rise, a Republican bid to revamp Medicare and Medicaid, new hope for easing altitude sickness and more from our Daily Briefing.

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If Coca-Cola doesn't market to kids, why are its logos all over city parks and youth sports events? Get tips on how to report on soft-drink makers' deals with local agencies in your community.

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How culpable is an international food conglomerate for the waistlines of kids in your neighborhood?

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No one can ever say Coca-Cola doesn't have chutzpah.



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