Eat Real Food: Become Healthy

July 24, 2016
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Eat Real Food: Become Healthy

A food expert says that eating real food will make us healthy. By real food he means food that is not highly processed. He means food that has no added sugar, salt or fat.

Plant food – fruits and vegetables – should be the biggest part of our diet.

Processed foods are responsible for about 80 percent of the sodium (salt) in the typical person’s diet.

Too much fat is a problem...

Read, Read, Read

July 23, 2016
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Read, Read, Read

Reading to infants and toddlers is always a good idea. Parents hope it will lead to children picking up and reading books.

The digital age is changing that. Fewer children are reading books for pleasure.

Younger children — ages 6 to 11 – who are read to...

U.S. Lead Coalition Winning the War Against Islamic State

July 22, 2016
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U.S. Lead Coalition Winning the War Against Islamic State

The United States wants to enlarge the war against the Islamic State (ISIS). It is calling on allies to help it.

The U.S. is still the main actor in the fight against ISIS. It has 6,000 troops in Iraq. Italy has the second largest number,...

Why Melania Trump’s Speech is Still a Problem

July 21, 2016
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Why Melania Trump’s Speech is Still a Problem

Melania Trump is Donald Trump’s third wife. She made a speech at the Republican Convention. Many people thought they had heard parts of the speech before.

They said it was...

What the Republican Party and Donald Trump Stand For

July 20, 2016
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What the Republican Party and Donald Trump Stand For

Donald Trump is now the candidate of the Republican Party for President of the United States. He will run on the Republican platform and his ideas.

The “platform” is a...

In Many States You Can Carry a Gun to Kill Someone

July 19, 2016
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In Many States You Can Carry a Gun to Kill Someone

Essay

It is legal to carry a gun in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is legal to carry a gun even if you are...

The Week Past, the Week Ahead

July 18, 2016
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The Week Past, the Week Ahead

The Week Past

This is a  time of confusion for people all over the world. Terror attacks are increasing.

In America, the shooting of blacks is causing concern among black people and supporters....

The Islamic State is Backing into a Corner

July 15, 2016
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The Islamic State is Backing into a Corner

The Islamic state promised a  caliphate. Lands ruled under strict Islamic law. It was a physical state. It could only exist if it held territory. Territory such as places...

Say Goodbye to the Dentist’s Drill

July 14, 2016
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Say Goodbye to the Dentist’s Drill

It is here!  There is a new way to treat cavities. It is a liquid brushed on the cavity. It is silver diamine fluoride or S.D.F.

They have been using...

In Brief

Kids Not Seeing Well? There is a Reason

What does it mean to be myopic (nearsighted)? It means you have difficulty seeing things that are far away.

Between 1971 and 2004, the number...

Lower-Income Diabetics Face Challenges

Millions of Americans have diabetes. Millions more may face diabetes in the future. Treating diabetes is a lifelong challenge.

A new study shows that diabetics...

Separate Classrooms Coming Back

Different schools for boys and girls is not a new idea. It was the way of much schooling at the end of the 19th...

Got a Foot Problem? Got a Cure 

Surgery is no longer the first solution to foot problems.

Doctors say nearly all foot ailments can be treated without surgery. Among these ailments are...

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