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Can Kindness Be Taught?

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Prekindergarten students at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens, observe their “belly buddies” — stuffed animals placed on their stomachs — as they rise and fall with their breath. The lesson is part of the Kindness Curriculum.

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better

Dr. Kirk Daffner practices his karate moves as his mentor, George Gonis, looks on.

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

Andy Lindsay, a lung cancer patient, was among the climbers and porters heading up Mera Glacier in Nepal to Mera High Camp on a three-week trek this fall.

A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive

A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive

A one-hour, before-school exercise program does seem likely to improve young people’s health and happiness.

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Members of the Hadza tribe in Tanzania on a zebra hunt.

How to Know When a Child’s Flu Turns Serious

How to Know When a Child’s Flu Turns Serious

Ethan Lasorsa, 12, of Macungie, Pa., was treated for flu and an ear infection in the pediatric ward at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa.

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

The C.D.C. says tickborne diseases like Lyme are rising steadily in the Northeast, which has more trees now than a century ago.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Justin Puglisi undergoing Lasik eye surgery in Garden City, N.Y. The 15-minute procedure was performed 700,000 times last year.

Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, uses a standing desk as part of his fitness routine.

How to Keep Children Safe From Abuse at the Doctor’s Office

How to Keep Children Safe From Abuse at the Doctor’s Office

Madeline Johnson, right, and her sister, Kara, left, with their parents, Brad and Kelly, at the sentencing hearing of Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar.

A Competitive Team Sport. For Your Dog.

A Competitive Team Sport. For Your Dog.

At the Scallywags Flyball Fever Tournament in Halethorpe, Md., last summer, Corey, an Australian shepherd, left, and Bella, an American shepherd, competed in a relay race.

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

The author, Diksha Basu, and her husband, Mikey McCleary, with their daughter, Sky, at 6 weeks old in their apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

After a Cancer Diagnosis, Playing the Odds

After a Cancer Diagnosis, Playing the Odds

The author, Katie Palay, with her husband and child.

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be

Fathers react to a vivid childbirth video in Dr. Craig Garfield’s class for expectant fathers at Northwestern.


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