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By taking antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy, this Tanzanian mother lowered the risk of passing HIV to her daughter. Siegfried Modola/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A guinea pig does its part for science and human relations by sitting on the lap of an autistic child. Erin Burnett/Courtesy of Maggie O'Haire hide caption

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Donta Jackson's snack of choice is a bag of Skittles. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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Do Parents Really Know What Their Kids Are Eating?

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A poll needs to ask about randomly selected children in households across the country to bring context to what's happening with kids like 7-year-old Henry Condes in Los Angeles. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Yvonne Condes helps her son Alec get ready for baseball practice. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

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From left: 8-year-old Celedonia, 3-year-old Gavin, Amy Spencer and Doug Brown gather around the kitchen as Doug prepares a fruit salad for dinner. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

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For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

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Giancario Gemignani-Hernandez, 2, of Pittsburgh has his ear examined by Dr. Alejandro Hoberman. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Pediatricians Urged To Treat Ear Infections More Cautiously

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Have a talk about avoiding drug use early and often. And don't overshare. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Chicago Kids Say They're Assigned To Gangs

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Mommy Bashing: Criticism Fair Over Kid Diet?

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Why One Mom Put Her 7-Year-Old On A Diet

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