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A simple change to kids' football practice routines can reduce the risk of brain injury by over a third. >
Facebook can foster envy and self-loathing, but the effect of certain types of messages is positive. >
Hearing problems like tinnitus now appear to reflect subtle noise damage routine exams often miss. Are you guilty of ear abuse? >
Analyzing household dust may sound like the kind of trivial study lawmakers like to poke fun at, but, unfortunately, it is no joke. The carcinogens and endocrine disruptors found in household dust around the country come from things like flame retardants and fragrances. The news is especially a concern for parents of young children who, because of their size and tendency to put things in their mouths, are most at risk. HEPA filters help. >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Creative people have developed habits that nurture their talents. You can use them, too.  More >

Parents in some communities have decided that the risks of vaccines are greater than the benefits. Not true.  >

Did you change your health insurer this year?
A. Yes, I needed better coverage
B. Yes, it had become too expensive
C. Yes, I changed my employer
D. No
E. Not sure
A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

Working a garden at home or at school has a profound — and profoundly beneficial — effect on eating habits. >
The number of visits to the ER each year among young soccer players rose by 78%. Injuries were even more common for those over 12. >
It turns out to be a good idea to expose kids to eggs, peanuts and other foods linked to allergies — even gluten. >
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