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Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

October 13, 2017
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Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have elevated blood pressure. Doctors find fewer that one out of four of the cases.

Most children do not suffer because

Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

September 22, 2017
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Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

Many suffer from migraine headaches. One wrote:

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things to say to you:

 1) You’re damn lucky.

2) You can’t begin to imagine how awful they are.

Millions of people get migraine

Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

September 15, 2017
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Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

Big money may be able to make big things happen. The Bloomberg, Gates and Zuckerberg foundations are getting together. They will spend $225 million on health programs.

Why heart diseases and epidemics? The director of the project says those two

Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

September 8, 2017
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Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

There is an old song that goes:

“Lucky, lucky, lucky me, I’m a lucky son of a gun, I work eight hours, I sleep eight hours, I have eight hours of fun.”

It is having eight hours of sleep that

More People Are Allergic to Peanuts, Why?

August 23, 2017
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More People Are Allergic to Peanuts, Why?

No one knows for sure how many people are allergic. Scientists only know that the number is growing at a rapid rate.

First, what is the name of the allergy? It is anaphylaxis. People who have it are anaphylactic.

You

How Well Does Your Pet See?

June 21, 2017
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How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat may start bumping into furniture or you. Bumping into things can all be early symptoms of …

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

May 27, 2017
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New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland. It is not common here. It surprises many people when their host asks them to do …

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

May 20, 2017
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New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can include feelings of worry, disappointment, guilt, competition, frustration, and even anger and fear.

Be aware of …

An Immigrant Artist in America

May 13, 2017
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An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most from New York streets. He uses them to convey strong messages. Ward loads his work with …

The Expert’s Guide to Contentment

May 6, 2017
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The Expert’s Guide to Contentment

The experts met in Vancouver. The agreed on the following tips to a better life.

  • Face-to-face social interaction leads to a longer life

Forget about smoking, drinking, exercise or even your heart. They matter, but something else matters …

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Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have...

Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

Many suffer from migraine headaches. One wrote:

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things...

Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

Big money may be able to make big things happen. The Bloomberg, Gates and Zuckerberg foundations are getting together. They...

Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

There is an old song that goes:

“Lucky, lucky, lucky me, I’m a lucky son of a...

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