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If I’d only known then what I know now…

>AAP says ‘Herculean’ cleaning efforts not needed to rid home of head lice Three years ago, a phone conversation with my best friend began the way many horrible talks do. “I have terrible news,” she told me. Now in our 40s, my best friend and I have shared many things in our relationship. We have […]

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Cholesterol and kids

>Did you know some children can have high cholesterol? A study of more than 20,000 fifth-graders in West Virginia found that some children who didn’t meet the profile for high cholesterol from the government’s National Cholesterol Education Program nonetheless had elevated cholesterol levels and could benefit from medication or interventions to reduce their cholesterol levels. […]

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Bicycle safety requires helmet and rider smarts

When I was a kid, I rode my bike all the time around the neighborhood and out on to the “big” local streets. I never gave a thought to bicycle helmets. Luckily, that ignorance has gone the way of the dodo bird. And thank goodness. Statistics show that apart from the automobile, bicycles are related […]

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Talking about the Gulf Coast disaster

>I wonder what parents are telling their children about the oil spewing into the Gulf Coast waters. June 20 marked two months since the British Petroleum oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, sending untold gallons of raw oil into the sea and fouling beaches and marshes. President Barak Obama has called it the […]

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