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David Ludwig answers TEDMED community questions about childhood obesity

After spending more than 15 years researching evidence-based ways to prevent and treat childhood obesity, David Ludwig, MD, PhD and director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital knows that obesity is a complex epidemic that can’t be fought from only one angle. After TEDMED classified childhood obesity as one of…

Health Headlines: The biology of weight loss, kangaroo care, and the link between screens and nearsightedness

Boston Children’s Hospital’s doctors and researchers are constantly working to uncover and understand health and medical questions. Health Headlines is a twice-monthly summary of some of the most important research findings. Top news this week includes research focused on the link between screens and nearsightedness, a revolutionary new diet theory and a study underscoring the…

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Back-to-school health tips: What’s in your kid’s lunchbox?

Your kids are heading back to school, which means you get a break from keeping an eye on them 24/7. You could be relieved, but you could also be a little worried: who knows what decisions your child will make in the absence of a parent’s watchful eye, especially when it comes to lunchtime. How…

As preschool obesity rates dip, Boston Children’s expert suggests feds step to the plate

The scales may not be tipping quite so precipitously for some low-income preschoolers. So says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nineteen states saw small decreases in obesity rates among preschoolers between 2008 and 2011, while rates held steady in another 20 states. Is this cause for celebration, cautious…