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TV Tells Kids Fame is the Most Important Thing in Life, Study Finds

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The most important thing in life is to be a good and kind person, to love yourself and others and take an active and inquisitive interest in the world arou ...
Whoa! Someone is watching reruns of "Mister Roge...
Fonzie, where are you when we need you?
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Creative Summer Games: How Kids Can Entertain Themselves

Most kids count down the days until summer vacation in anticipation of three months of carefree fun. But it doesn't take long for parents to realize there are only so many hours of the day they can spend at the pool. You see, summer also is a tim...Dr. Michelle Borba, author of "The Big Book of Parenting Solutions" lends some tips to help kids learn how to entertain themselves when they whine about having nothing to do.
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Swedish Researchers Tie Folic Acid to Good Grades

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Hey, kids, want to grow up to be super smart like some sort of Swedish researcher?
Be sure to eat lots and lots of (eeewww!) okra. OK, maybe you can stick to Beef-a-Roni. The important thing is to get enough fol...
However, American nutritionists say U.S. kids get enough of the stuff.
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Healthy Snacks for Kids From Jillian Michaels

Leading health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels joined Marlo Thomas on Mondays with Marlo for a terrific chat about fitness, weight loss, self-improvement, and more! Here are ideas for some not-so-terrible "junk food" snacks.
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Here are ideas for some not-so-terrible "junk food" snacks.
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When Schools Report Students' Weight to Parents, Changes Seldom Happen, Study Finds

Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children. Credit: John Moore, Getty Images So, your kid got an B- in math, a C in science and totally flunked when it came to his weight last...Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children.
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Soldiers' Children Often Face Long Term Psychological Issues, Study Shows

Ongoing wars taken a psychological toll on children. Credit: Majid Saeedi, Getty Images
They used to call it "battle fatigue" -- the psychological toll taken on soldiers in war.
However, soldiers are not the only casualties. As the ...
Ongoing wars take a psychological toll on children.
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Parents Quit Smoking (For Awhile) When Kids Have Surgery

Kicking the habit is hard, even when you're doing it for kids. Credit:Noel Celis, Getty Images Parents who smoke are more likely to quit if their child goes through surgery, a study shows. They worry about the effect secondhand smoke w...Kicking the habit is hard, even when you're doing it for kids.
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Candy May Not Make You All That Fat, Study Says

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Candy makes kids fat, right?
Ha! Wrong, Captain Tofu! Revenge could be sweet for the candy crowd. The Vancouver Sun reports a new study finds kids who eat candy weigh less and are less likely be overweight th...
Study funded by candy makers says candy's not that bad for you.
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