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  • emHealing Childrenem
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    Healing Children

    Dr. Kurt Newman talked about his book Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine, in which he recalls his career as a pediatric surgeon and discusses the…

  • Bill Clinton Addresses Health Summit
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    Bill Clinton Remarks to Partnership for Healthier America

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke about ongoing efforts to combat childhood obesity. He spoke at the annual summit of the Partnership for a Healthier America.

  • Michelle Obama Parents Need to Make Healthy Eating Decisions for Children
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    Michelle Obama Remarks at Health Summit

    Former first lady Michelle Obama served as the honorary chair for the Partnership for a Healthier America and talked about the origins and progress of her Let’s Move! initiative to help…

  • Cindy Crawford on Childhood Obesity
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    Cindy Crawford on Childhood Obesity

    Actress, model and health advocate Cindy Crawford talked about creating healthier lifestyles for children and families. She spoke at a health summit hosted by the Partnership for a…

  • Discussion Focuses on Sesame Street and Autism
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    Sesame Street and Autism

    Researchers and advocates discussed autism awareness at an event hosted by the Sesame Workshop. Speakers included Julia, Sesame Street’s newest character, who is autistic, and members of Congress…

  • Childrens Health Insurance Program
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    Children's Health Insurance Program

    Douglas Holtz Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), participated in a discussion with other experts on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as it…

  • National Governors Association Holds Winter Meeting
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Childhood Hunger Forum

    This session of National Governors Association annual winter meeting focused on childhood hunger. Three panelists spoke to the governors and their spouses about initiatives at the state and…

  • Former Senator Tom Harkin Delivers Remarks on Childhood Obesity
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    Former Senator Tom Harkin Remarks on Childhood Obesity

    Former Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) talked about healthy food, what he called “the bombardment of food marketing,” and the rise of childhood obesity in the U.S. This event was part of the third annual…

  • Discussion Focuses on Health Effects of Digital Technology
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    Health Effects of Digital Technology

    Technology and bio-behavioral experts talked about the effects of increased use of digital technology and multi-tasking on health and children’s social skills and education. Topics included…

  • Weekly Republican Address
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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about legislation to help children born addicted to drugs.

  • emLactivismem
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    Professor Courtney Jung talked about her book Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad…

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Child Nutrition Programs
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    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Child Nutrition Programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about child nutrition programs. He urged Congress to not only reauthorize but also strengthen the school breakfast and lunch standards in the…

  • Hearing on Reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act
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    Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    Officials from the federal, state and local levels testified on legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that would authorize all school meal and nutrition programs.…

  • Washington Journal Kevin Concannon on National School Lunch Programs
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    National School Lunch Program

    Kevin Concannon talked about the National School Lunch Program, which was up for reauthorization in 2015, and calls from members of Congress to change the program’s nutritional requirements. He discussed the history of…

  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush R Address in Detroit
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    Jeb Bush Remarks in Detroit

    Former Governor Jen Bush (R-FL) spoke at the Detroit Economic Club, outlining his economic plan for the nation. He was asked about his intentions for the 2016 presidential race, responding it would be…

  • Washington Journal Patricia Stinchfield on Vaccinations
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    Vaccinations and Public Health

    Patricia Stinchfield talked by remote video from Minneapolis about the rise in measles cases in the U.S. and how the movement against vaccinating children was allowing the resurgence of the…

  • Washington Journal Representative John Fleming RLA
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    News Review with Representative John Fleming

    Representative John Fleming (R-LA) talked about his membership in the Freedom Caucus, a group designed to challenge the Republican Study Committee. He also talked about his role in health…

  • White House Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. Topics included the killing of a Jordanian pilot by *ISIL militants, vaccinating children against the measles,…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Following a fire alarm in the studio, telephone lines were opened again for viewer calls on the question: “Should childhood vaccinations be mandatory?”

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Should childhood vaccinations be mandatory?” Due to a fire alarm in the studio, this program was interrupted and continues in…

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