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HEALTH & EDUCATION

The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

October 20, 2017
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The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

Reading is the key to life. You cannot be successful in school or on the job without being able to read. Everybody knows that.

What is less understood are the other good things reading brings.

Reading to the child growing

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

Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

September 29, 2017
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Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

The world is getting richer. This means more people are working. And it means there is less time to prepare meals from traditional sources.This fits well with a huge effort food companies are making to feed the world. And to …

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

Where are the Babies?

July 10, 2017
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Where are the Babies?

Women in most of the world are not having enough babies.

At the rate women in the U.S. are giving birth, the U.S. population will decline. Those are the findings of a new study.

The campaigns to lower the number …

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 …

News on Skin Cancer

April 8, 2017
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News on Skin Cancer

The lighter your skin, the more freckles, and moles you have, the greater your chance of having skin cancer.

A new study said we need uniform guidelines to help people answer these questions.

Doctors said people should have a head-to-toe …

How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

March 30, 2017
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How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

It is one thing to get into a community college. It is another to get credits for courses

Many students are ill-prepared. They may not be ready for college-level work. They must take remedial courses. Most remedial courses are for …

Features

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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