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What’s a Mom to Do? Preventing Early Puberty and Hormone Problems in Our Daughters – Here’s the Why and How

What’s a Mom to Do? Preventing Early Puberty and Hormone Problems in Our Daughters – Here’s the Why and How

As a mom of 3 daughters, and now a tiny granddaughter, I am concerned about our girls’ reproductive health. And I’d like to share why. For years scientists have disagreed whether early puberty was really an emerging phenomenon. Now there’s no doubt. Girls are getting their periods […]

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HEALTHBEAT: Research shows talking to babies early really matters, and long sentences are fine

HEALTHBEAT: Research shows talking to babies early really matters, and long sentences are fine

  WASHINGTON – The sooner you start explaining the world to your baby, the better. That doesn’t mean flash cards for tots, or merely pointing out objects: “Here’s an orange. That’s a bowl.” New research shows that both how much and how well parents talk with babies […]

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Vaccine Harms may have been Downplayed

Vaccine Harms may have been Downplayed

Though there will be differences in the way systems in different parts of the world are run, the outcomes are about the same everywhere. The theory of herd-immunity seems to be in doubt, side-effects to vaccines are more real than portrayed, and healthcare workers continue to scare […]

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Morality, Happiness and Self-Esteem in Children

Morality, Happiness and Self-Esteem in Children

By Richard Weissbourd Harvard psychology lecturer Richard Weissbourd has written an excellent article http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/teaching-children-to-do-good/ drawing the link between morality and health. The connection may not be seem obvious, but it most definitely is. Happiness in life is deeply effected by our upbringing, and our conduct with others can be […]

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Skip That Surgery: Most Wisdom Tooth Extractions Unnecessary

Skip That Surgery: Most Wisdom Tooth Extractions Unnecessary

Something I’ve wondered about for a long time. This article seems to bring up a lot of interesting points. Dr. Rehan Zaidi Over Spring Break during my senior year in college, I had all four of my wisdom teeth surgically extracted like just about everyone else I […]

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Research shows that honey helps children’s coughs.

Research shows that honey helps children's coughs.

Well we already knew this, but for the record, honey can sooth a cough! Results were recently published in the journal Pediatrics that honey is more effective than a placebo in controlling nighttime cough in children with upper respiratory infections (URI). The study was a randomized placebo-controlled, double-blind […]

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How to Prevent Heart Disease with Family History

How to Prevent Heart Disease with Family History
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Vaccinating Children Harms & Benefits

Vaccinating Children Harms & Benefits
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How to Treat Eczema in Children

How to Treat Eczema in Children
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Healthy food for Picky Kids

Healthy food for Picky Kids
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