Life, liberty, and the right to infect others with measles: Rand Paul on vaccination

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky confirmed his membership in the “doctors who shouldn’t have gone into politics” club with his comments... Read more

Set aside 'Little Orphan Annie.' How do we really deal with unwanted kids?

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Americans prefer stories about our most vulnerable youngsters to have a happy ending, like the comic book character “Little Orphan Annie... Read more

Should teens get to say ‘no’ to life-saving medical treatment?

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Two weeks ago, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hartford Hospital forcing chemotherapy on Cassandra C., a 17-year-old girl with... Read more

Facing the concussion risks of youth football

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After years of denying the link between football and brain disease, this month the National Football League’s own experts calculated... Read more

Blaming moms for vaccine trends

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Across the country, worries about children’s vaccination rates have accelerated in light of outbreaks of measles and pertussis and the... Read more

The anguish of youth suicide

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If you were walking on a college campus today, could you identify the minds that are plagued by despair and suicidal urges? How many would tell... Read more

Charles Atlas: unlikely public health educator

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Would you take health advice from a man in leopard-print trunks? Several generations of young men have–by sending away for Charles Atlas’s... Read more

Healthy NewsWorks: News that's good for kids!

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In the late 1990s and early 2000s journalists played a critical role in increasing public awareness of the obesity epidemic and related conditions... Read more