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Mothers’ Sounds Are Building Block for Babies’ Brains

A number of studies have shown the importance a mother’s voice plays in the early development of her baby’s brain.

Preemies exposed to their mother’s voices and heartbeats “had developed a significantly larger auditory cortex “— the hearing center of the brain — than those who were not.

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New Federal Dietary Guidelines

New recommendations for nutritional guidelines from a government advisory committee came out last week and they still call for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. But the panel reversed its previous limit on dietary cholesterol, and says that a few cups of coffee could actually be good for you.

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Well Book Club: Raising an Unspoiled Child

New York Times’s Well Book Club is a new section of the paper that will be exploring new or overlooked books about family, food, fitness and personal health.

The first edition of the Well Book Club features the book “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money,” by Ron . . . → Read More: Well Book Club: Raising an Unspoiled Child

Save the Children’s Insurance

Hillary Clinton’s editorial is a plea to Congress to renew Children’s Health Insurance Program, which has been providing health care coverage to million’s of American children for the past eighteen years.

“For the past 18 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program has provided much-needed coverage to millions of American children. And yet, despite strong bipartisan . . . → Read More: Save the Children’s Insurance

5 Ways Music Improves Our Health

Recent studies show the many health benefits of music: music can help us reduce stress and anxiety, decrease pain, improve our immune system, aid memory, help us exercise and so much more. Read more.

Resurgence Of Measles In The U.S.

There are 102 confirmed cases of measles in the US so far this year. The outbreak is blamed on fewer vaccinations in the last few years, with parents selecting not to get their children vaccinated due to a fear of a (discredited) link to autism. Read more.