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Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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Infants are exposed to more speech from mothers during their first year of life, which may be why they often pay more attention to mom, new research suggests.

"Infants respond to both parents in the first months, with a greater response to moms," said study co-author Dr. Betty Vohr, professor of pediatrics at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

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Holiday Overindulgence Risky for People With Type 2 Diabetes
Monday, December 01, 2014
Overindulging in holiday food can pose serious risks for people with type 2 diabetes, an expert warns.

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"If you are someone who is not in good control of your diabetes throughout the year, the holiday season can really make your situation worse," Dr. Laila Tabatabai, an endocrinologist with Houston Methodist Hospital, said in a hospital news release.

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How to Build a Healthy Plate This Holiday
Friday, November 21, 2014

Read more...Thanksgiving is all about eating…and being with your loved ones, of course! With so many foods and snacks surrounding this wonderful holiday, how can you make healthy choices that will keep your blood sugar stable?

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It’s Flu Season – What Parents Should Know
Monday, November 17, 2014
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The Influenza virus, commonly known as ‘the Flu’ is a contagious viral infection that can spread rapidly.  Every year, many children are infected with the flu virus and some do not survive.  To help keep your child healthy it is recommended by the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that all children 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine.

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The "Do's and Don'ts" of Diabetic Foot Care
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Read more...For diabetics, ensuring you maintain healthy feet is important. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot issues, because diabetes can damage nerves and reduce blood flow to the feet. Improper foot care may lead to serious injury or even amputation of a foot or leg. The Diabetes Health Center at Kennedy produced an instructional video to provide those with diabetes a few basic best practices to keep their feet healthy.

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