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A public relations industry award highlights a Coca Cola campaign that some critics call "sugarwashing."

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If black kids are seeing more alcohol ads than their counterparts, is it any wonder that alcohol is their drug of choice?

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New America Media's Viji Sundaram examines a "food revolution" in Oakland's public schools. Will it live up to the hype?

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Children who are raised in foster care often lose touch with their biological relatives. A new federal law requires states to help these children find their birth families.

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Psychologist and mom Polly Palumbo didn't just get mad when she read irresponsible media coverage of children's health issues — she started debunking it in her blog, Momma Data.

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What happens when the profit incentive takes over dental care for underserved schoolkids?

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Water woes persist in a rural town, an international push for universal health care, and unwelcome health cuts in California's revised budget, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why the childhood obesity prevention movement is still struggling.

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The dangers of relying on the body mass index, the threats to children's health, and saving money on health care, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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To help combat the obesity epidemic, school districts are joining with local agencies – often for the first time – to work out a way to open their gates to the public after hours.

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