The End of Free Range Childhoods?

A few years ago, Tytia Habing moved back to the stretch of land where she grew up in rural Illinois, just a half-mile from her parents.  “I’m right back where I started,” she said, among the same fields of beans and corn, among the same people.  Except one, in particular. Now there’s Tharin, her son. […]

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On May 16, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

Redefining What is Healthy

Ever find yourself zipping through the aisles of a grocery store, crunched for time, and grabbing whatever highlights itself as “healthy,” “nutritious” or “wholesome”? Your strategy could be flawed. Experts warn that these labels do not really mean very much and can even be misleading in some cases. But changes could be in motion to […]

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On May 16, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

Family sues after boy is kicked out of school over his DNA

When Colman Chadam was born in 2000, he underwent extra medical tests after a congenital heart issue was discovered. Doctors learned that the infant carried genetic markers associated with cystic fibrosis, but he never went on to develop the disease. In fact that test was the boy’s only interaction with it—until 2012, when he was […]

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On February 9, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

Cancer Rates Continue to Decline

How often do we get to report good news in the war on cancer? Not often, but today, there’s cause for celebration. There has been a 23% drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. That drop translates into more than 1.7 […]

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On January 14, 2016, posted in: Latest News by

People Faking Disabilities to Ride With Their Pets

Travel blogger Alyssa Ramos, 27, is preparing for a holiday trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and she has her system down. In addition to one wheelie, she has a carrying bag for her 7-pound Pomeranian — Oscar de la Ramos — and a knapsack filled with toys and treats to keep his ears from popping. […]

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On December 7, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Teens spend “mind boggling” number of hours connected.

(CNN)You probably won’t be surprised to hear that a new report found that teens and tweens spend a lot of time watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media, but you might be somewhat shocked (I was!) by just how much time. On any given day, teens […]

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On November 3, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Some Foods May Actually Be Addicting.

Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether […]

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On October 27, 2015, posted in: Latest News by