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What’s Making Our Kids Sick?

Q: My son has digestive issues, multiple food and environmental allergies, chronic sinus congestion, and behavioral problems. He was recently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is it normal to have so many health problems at just 10 years old, and is there anything that can be done to address these different conditions?

—Barbara M., Bridgeport, Conn.

Unfortunately, having sick kids is incredibly common today. Close to one out of two children now has a chronic disease—defined as a disease that lasts more than

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