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“Weight of the Nation” is worth your time

I knew obesity was an issue, but the first part of the four-part HBO documentary series Weight of the Nation really brought the problem into perspective for me. The first part, titled “Consequences,” premiered last month at the Studio Movie Grill on Royal Lane. “Consequences” examines the scale of obesity and the serious health problems […]

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What (and What Not) to Feed Your Kids

Feeding kids can often become a battle; feeding them healthy foods can be a war. “I have found that if you explain to your children why a food is good or not good for them, things become easier,” advises Maria-Paula Carrillo, M.S., a clinical dietitian at Children’s. “Allowing them to make certain food choices also […]

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Long-term Effects of Bacterial Meningitis

Q: What is bacterial meningitis, and are there any long-term effects like hearing or immune system issues? — Joanie Otis A: With bacterial meningitis, a lifethreatening infection, bacteria enter the central nervous system. It has rather nonspecific symptoms, such as headache and fever, so parents can confuse it with the flu in the early stages. […]

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Secret Life of Girls

The Secret Life of Girls

I can’t imagine being in middle school today. When I was in seventh grade the first online instant messenger was launched, the likes of Cindy Crawford graced magazines, and the only phone I had was connected to a wall. But today, girls in middle school now send hundreds of text messages each day, are connected […]

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