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Cheese And Raw Veggies May Be Antidote To Kids' Mindless Eating

Children in third through sixth grade consume more calories when snacking on potato chips, and fewer when they snack instead on raw broccoli, peppers, carrots and cheese combinations, according to a recent study. This adds to evidence that foods high in fiber and protein help us feel fuller.

Doctors Argue Against Proposed Ban On Vaccine Preservative

The preservative thimerosal keeps vaccines from going bad in places where there is no refrigeration. Anti-vaccine activists say it should be banned because it contains mercury, but public health officials insist it's safe.

Tragedy And Children: What To Discuss

The shooting in Newtown, Conn., is likely to have an impact on many children, even those nowhere near the state. Host Guy Raz is joined by NPR's Jon Hamilton to talk about how parents, teachers and others who spend time with kids should prepare to discuss the event.

Shooting Raises Issues Of Mental Health, Treatment

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks and NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton discuss some of the psychological aspects of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

A Nation In Mourning: How We Cope

Many watching the news out of Connecticut do not have personal connections to those murdered in Friday's school shootings. But much of the nation is looking for ways to process their grief.

After Trauma, Maintaining Normalcy For Children

LeVar Burton, host of the children's television show, Reading Rainbow, wrote a blog post Friday about how parents should speak to their kids in the aftermath of the latest school shooting. He joins host Guy Raz to discuss the importance of talking to kids and maintaining a normal routine.

To Recover From Trauma, Kids Follow Lead Of Adults

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with trauma specialist Dr. Elaine Ducharme in Connecticut about how to psychologically recover from events like the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Ducharme says children recovering from trauma should avoid the news, and should try to find routine again.