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School Bake Sales Draw Fire In Obesity Battle

The bake sale, a staple of school fundraising for generations, is getting squeezed. The epidemic of childhood obesity is leading some districts to restrict the kinds of foods sold or to ban the sales altogether, Bloomberg Businessweek's Stephanie Armour explained on Friday's Morning Edition.
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Kids and Dental X-Rays

Recent studies linking dental x-rays to brain tumors and cancers later in life have some parents panicked about their kids' checkups. We explore the risks of dental x-rays--and the possible consequences of avoiding them.

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Damascus Grad Targets Drug Abuse At His Alma Mater

A Damascus High alum has formed a new group to help combat the rising tide of drug abuse in the school and the surrounding town.

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Why Do Bike-Share Riders Skip Helmets?

Researchers found that only 20 percent of riders using shared bicycles wear helmets, despite the risk of injury. We took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to ask bicyclists, with and without helmets, about their choices.
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Advocates Protest Slow Progress On Medical Marijuana Program

The D.C. Council passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana for city patients in 2010, but advocates are protesting the lethargic pace with which the program has so far been implemented.

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CDC Says Helmets Are No Match For Tornadoes, But They Might Not Hurt

Last year, tornadoes claimed the lives of more than 500 people in the U.S. Some safety advocates say protecting your head with a sturdy helmet could help reduce injuries and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's unaware of evidence in favor of helmets, but it acknowledges people may want to use them to protect themselves against head injuries.
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Man Cannot Live On Rice And Beans Alone (But Many Do)

Rice and beans is a cultural icon in many parts of the world. It's pretty healthy and relatively cheap. It may keep people from starving, as TV personality Sean Hannity suggests, but it doesn't have all the nutrients a body needs for life.

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