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Biblical weight loss, good news about whooping cough, and health wonkery from the Daily Show's Jon Stewart, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Inside a crumbling trailer in Northfield, Samantha Castro Flores shows off a closet bursting with clothes. Sometimes she can't find a size of pants that fits.

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Sodas, sports drinks, and other sugar-sweetened beverages appear less tempting to consumers when labels show caloric information in terms of minutes of jogging rather than as absolute calorie counts, new research from two leading public health universities suggests.

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The December issue of Wired Mag­azine pro­files David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers, in a story on new ways to measure calories and food. It’s an inter­esting piece, with several points worth con­tem­plating at the start of the year.

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What is health? How does it impact my neighborhood? What can we do about it? What is a healthy community?

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The Los Angeles Times examines the apparent failure of the city's much-touted healthier school lunch program, which appears to be a "flop" with students. Journalist Lisa Aliferis says the program may be more successful than anyone realizes.

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Bad news for Plan B advocates, crazy sweet kids' cereals, breast cancer risks and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A Dorchester shelter works to transition women and their families to permanent housing through job training and education assistance, and also works to develop other skills like parenting and nutrition. In addition, these women have the opportunity to work on an urban farm.

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Despite those unhealthy calories, some fast food restaurants offer something rare in urban communities -- a clean and convenient place to hang out.

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Food writer Karen Coates guest-blogs on how we can move beyond blaming fast food for obesity to a more sophisticated understanding of how to prevent it.

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