Free-Range Children

June 26, 2016
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Free-Range Children

Helicopter parents never leave their children alone. They take them to play dates, after-school programs and weekend events. They are called helicopter parents because they hover over their children.

Now meet parents raising free-range children. They let their pre-teens go to and from school on their own. They let them use public transportation. They trust them to order food and, in general, manage their own lives.

Many parents think ten-years old...

Rise in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Stress

June 25, 2016
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Rise in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Stress

Type 1 diabetes is more serious than Type 2. Obesity is the biggest reason for the increase in Type 2. Losing weight, exercising and watching your diet are the best ways to manage Type 2 diabetes.

It used to be called juvenile diabetes because...

Can Being Lower-Income Lead to Better Health?

June 24, 2016
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Can Being Lower-Income Lead to Better Health?

Lower-income families have to make food choices. Sometimes they eat a lot of white rice and potatoes. Lowest-cost foods often are not the healthiest foods. Starches are not the best food for diabetics.

Such families may turn to food banks for help. It may be...

Birth Control Now Available Over the Internet

June 23, 2016
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birth control

You can buy almost anything you want on the Internet. Did you know you could buy birth control?

Doctors are now able to prescribe birth control pills and other contraceptives....

Firearms in the United States: The Senate Fails to Act

June 22, 2016
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The National Rifle Association headquarters   in Fairfax, Virginia.   PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

What to do about the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that killed 49 patrons at a club? It is the same weapon that killed 20 children in a school. The U.S....

Trump Finding New Way to Ban Muslims

June 21, 2016
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The minaret's of mosques are pictured in Cairo. Egypt could be included in Donald Trump's proposed ban on "terrorist" nations. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump stepped back a little the other day. He said he would “suspend immigration from areas of the world. When there is a proven history of terrorism.”

In other...

Does Congress Care About the Will of the People? 

June 20, 2016
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A young boy fires an AR-15 assault rifle at a shooting range.

The AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle. Its purpose is to kill people in battle. It killed 49 people in Orlando, Florida and 20 children in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

Congress is...

Coffee is Good for You – Do Not Ask Why

June 17, 2016
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Coffee is Good for You –  Do Not Ask Why

A new study looked at a lot of other studies. The new study said coffee could help protect against some types of cancer. No one can say why coffee is...

What ‘Non-disparagement’ and ‘Arbitration’ Mean to Workers and Consumers

June 16, 2016
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Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American companies want to cut their labor costs. They also do not want customers to sue them.


When some companies lay off workers, they make them sign agreements about the...

In Brief

Forced Marriages Draw Attention in America

Some societies observe the custom of arranged marriage. In those cultures, family matters more than one person’s choice. The weddings mean families joined by...

Colorado Dramatically Reducing Unwanted Births

About half of the 6.6 million pregnancies, a year in America are unintended.

Colorado’s birth control programs are reducing the number of unwanted...

Gender Gaps Persist in Education

Boys and girls are not the same when it comes to mastering subjects in school. In fact, experts are saying the real crisis in...

Diet: the Key to Fatty Liver

Studies are showing that fatty liver is linked to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It also may cause liver failure. There are no...


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