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Does The Olympics In Rio Put The World In Danger Of Zika?

The Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro will be starting in about a week and the world is nervous about the Zika virus that can cause birth defects in newborn babies.

“Nearly 200 scientists signed a letter to the World Health Organization last week, calling for the games to be moved because of the . . . → Read More: Does The Olympics In Rio Put The World In Danger Of Zika?

A Shocking Number Of Parents Keep Their Kids’ Leftover Opioids

A new poll finds that nearly half of parents whose kids had been prescribed pain medications, kept leftover medicine in their home.

A young girl looks at a pile of pills that was left on a counter.

“Nearly one-third of the parents who participated in the poll reported that their children had been prescribed . . . → Read More: A Shocking Number Of Parents Keep Their Kids’ Leftover Opioids

Parents Are the True Gene Therapists

Dr. Gail Gross writes about the most important influence your baby has in her or his life: you!

Parental influence on the development of children is considered the most essential factor in their lives.

“Do you remember that first moment when you cradled your newborn in your arms and saw her gazing back at . . . → Read More: Parents Are the True Gene Therapists

Educate Your Immune System

“Our bodies are confused by this 21st-century world.” A recent NY Times article reports that the prevalence of autoimmune diseases has skyrocketed in the last half century in the developed world.

“An estimated one in 13 Americans has one of these often debilitating, generally lifelong conditions. Many, like Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, . . . → Read More: Educate Your Immune System