Health

 
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  Military families struggle with the war at home

The emotional impact of combat on those serving in the military is well recognized. But what about the military families left behind? We profile three families to see the sacrifices military spouses and children make every day.

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  Supporting military families: The Military Child Education Coalition

Need to Know attended a training session for educators on supporting children of National Guard and Reserve service members in Bridgewater, Mass. The session was run by the Military Child Education Coalition, a non-profit organization that supports military children.

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  Supporting military families: Home Front Hearts

Need to Know speaks with Randi Cairns, the founder and executive director of Home Front Hearts, a non-profit organization that supports military families, which she runs out of her home in East Brunswick, N.J.

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Supporting military families: The Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Office

Need to Know visits the Child, Adolescent, and Family Behavioral Health Office, which manages and develops several programs supporting military kids and families for the Army.

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Semper Fi: Searching for answers at Camp Lejeune

A new documentary tells the story of a massive water contamination incident at the Camp Lejeune Marine base, which many believe is responsible for causing cancer among former residents.

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Mark Bittman on the politics of the plate

New York Times op-ed columnist and author Mark Bittman talks to Alison Stewart about the intersection of food, politics and the environment.

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Military superbug, quiet civilian epidemic

Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are battling a bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics. While the military is confronting the problem, it may be a growing concern for civilian hospitals in the U.S.

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Juicing

It’s hard to argue against the benefits of eating your vegetables. But drinking your vegetables is another story. Is juicing the antidote to bad health, as its proponents claim, or just another fad diet? Here’s what you need to know.

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  Peter Bell on handling the upcoming needs of autistic adults

Peter Bell, executive vice-president of Autism Speaks and father of a teenage son with autism, discusses what some of the major autism advocacy groups are doing to try to meet the ongoing needs of adults with autism, and the special challenges presented by tough economic times.