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Why Do People Get So Bent Out Of Shape About Drinking While Pregnant?

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Kids and parents often shy away from talking about their struggles at the doctor's office. But the American Academy of Pediatrics is now urging its members to screen kids for food insecurity during well-child visits. iStockphoto hide caption

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Are You Hungry? Pediatricians Add A New Question During Checkups

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Transgender student Nicole Maines (accompanied by her father, Wayne, and her twin brother, Jonas) speaks to reporters after winning on appeal a discrimination lawsuit against her school district. In 2014, Glamour magazine named Maines one of its 50 inspiring women of the year. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance Of A Transgender Child

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McTeacher's Nights: Teachers Unions Say No To School Fundraisers

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Laticia Aossey was hospitalized while a student at the University of Northern Iowa when she realized she hadn't signed up for health insurance. Matthew Putney/Courtesy of Youth Today hide caption

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None of the biocontainment treatment centers in U.S. hospitals were specifically designed for kids — until now. Texas Children's Hospital aims to fill that gap. Courtesy of Texas Children's Hospital hide caption

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Kids With Ebola, Bird Flu Or TB? Texas Children's Hospital Will Be Ready

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The purple-stained Rothia dentocariosa bacteria are frequently found in the human mouth and respiratory tract. CDC hide caption

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Missing Microbes Provide Clues About Asthma Risk

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Residents of Flint, Mich. (shown here in January), have been protesting the quality and cost of the city's tap water for more than a year. Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio hide caption

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High Lead Levels In Michigan Kids After City Switches Water Source

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