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Despite public health messages about exercise and eating healthfully, many children are acquiring what used to be considered "adult diseases," like diabetes and high blood pressure. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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U.S. Youth Likely To Face Greater Health Issues

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For Some, Lasik Brings More Problems Than Solutions

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Health Experts Call For Heart Checkups For Kids

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Report: Cancer Deaths Declining Since 1990s

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To Help Healing, Doctors Pay More Attention To Pain

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Report: Students Need More Veggies, Fewer Calories

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Stress, Anxiety May Keep Women Smoking

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A Better Life Through Home Dialysis

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Silicone Injections May Harm Some Patients

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Is Vaccine Refusal Worth The Risk?

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Falling TVs: A Growing Threat For Young Kids

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White Wine Stains Teeth, Too

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Report: Most Americans Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

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Colleges' Health Insurance Fees Questioned

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