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Kids Can Be Taught To Cut Down On Unhealthy Food, Except Pizza

Getting kids to eat foods that are good for them, that are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, is an ongoing challenge for parents, especially for those whose children have elevated cholesterol levels.Children and Healthy Food

Getting kids to eat foods that are good for them, that are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, is an ongoing challenge for parents, especially for those whose children have elevated cholesterol levels.

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''Brown Fat'' Cells Hold Clues for Possible Obesity Treatments

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston have discovered a group of genes that govern the genesis of calorie-burning fat cells. This discovery may lead to new ways to treat obesity, which is now at epidemic levels.

Drs. Yu-Hua Tseng, and Atul J. Butte of Children's Hospital Boston and HMS, shared first authorship on the study, which appears in the June edition of the journal Nature Cell Biology.

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Mood and Stress Predict Pain in Children With Arthritis

For children with arthritis, increases in stress and depressed mood worsen disease symptoms and predict cut backs in social and school activities.

DURHAM, N.C. " For children with arthritis, increases in stress and depressed mood worsen disease symptoms and predict cut backs in social and school activities, according to a Duke University Medical Center study.

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Back-to-School Basics Should Include Vision Testing

Most vision problems can be corrected if caught early enough so parents should make sure that vision testing is a part of a child's regular check up.

Back to school is a busy and exciting time for children and, as they make the adjustment from bathing suits to blackboards, it's important for parents to keep an eye on their vision.

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Helping Kids Cope with OCD

For some children and adolescents, this persistent anxiety can turn into an obsession, which a child may then try to relieve by performing certain behaviors repeatedly, which is known as a compulsion. More than one million children in the United States are diagnosed with this psychological condition, known as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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