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Healthy Schools: D.C. Tries To Teach Students Good Habits

Four out of every 10 D.C. public school students are overweight or obese. The D.C. City Council passed the Healthy Schools Act as a way to tackle the problem.

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Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday In Montgomery County

For residents of Montgomery County, this weekend is the time to clean out that medicine cabinet. The county's police department is holding a prescription drug take-back day Saturday at several police stations.

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Pediatrician Helps Obese Children Take 'Baby Steps'

Children's National Medical Center's I.D.E.A.L. Clinic works with the most obese children in the District. And although I.D.E.A.L. stands for "Improving Diet, Exercise and Activity for Life," one of the clinic's doctors points out that overcoming the challenges of childhood obesity can involve a lot more than just diet and exercise.

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In Obese Children, Researchers Examine Nature Vs. Nurture

Scientists are still trying to understand the causes of childhood obesity and how best to treat it. Researchers in the area are attacking the problem in a number of different ways: examining environmental influences, genetic triggers, psychological reasons, new medicines, and even epi-genetics, which looks at how the prenatal environment influences genes.

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Cuccinelli Preps For Appeals Court In Health-Care Case

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's call for a fast track appeals process for his case against the Obama Administration's health-care reform law, his office is focusing on next month's arguments before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Managing A Child's Weight Becomes A Family's Journey

One in every three children in the United States is overweight or obese, with significant numbers facing health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. But how do these national statistics play out in a family? The Freedmans from Olney, Md., say knowing their daughter had a problem was the easy part -- getting help was quite another.

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Video: Interview With Reporters On Childhood Obesity Series

WAMU education reporter Kavitha Cardoza and co-producer Ginger Moored reflect on what they learned from their five-part childhood obesity series.

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High Court Takes No Action on Cuccinelli Request

The Supreme Court has taken no action on Virginia's call for speedy review of the health care law.

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New Smoking Ban Passed In Rehoboth Beach

A new smoking ban has been passed by commissioners in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

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