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Ten-year-old Matthew Husby gets some low-tech comfort from his father after surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

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Elliot Kaye (left), chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and CPSC employees watch as an IKEA Malm model chest of drawers falls on a 28-pound dummy during a demonstration Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Carlos Hamann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How do you stay on the family health plan without your parents finding out about your health issues? Alex Williamson/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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"We're on the verge of a whole new social science. It's a social science that recognizes...the complexity of the human mind." - Sendhil Mullainathan James Duncan Davidson/TED/James Duncan Davidson hide caption

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How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

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When Parents Face Deportation, Their Children's Mental Health Suffers

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Younger siblings seem to have an immune advantage as early as 1 month of age, which may help explain where they get the energy to tease older siblings. Rebecca Schortinghuis/Getty Images hide caption

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Randy Curtis has hemophilia. These days he regularly injects the clotting factor treatments he needs from home, as a relatively easy way of preventing the episodes of catastrophic bleeding that plagued him as a child. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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Baby Boomers With Hemophilia Didn't Expect To Grow Old

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Children can encounter lead in contaminated soil, paint, water and dust. Vladimir Popovic/Getty Images hide caption

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Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

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