Health Tip: Get Involved at Your Child's School

– Parents who become involved in a child’s education help the child learn and develop.
The University of Michigan Health System explains these potential benefits of parental involvement at school:

Improved grades.
Improved attendance.
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Health Tip: Choosing Shoes for Your Busy Toddler

– Finding the right shoe for a growing toddler is important, since your little one is learning to navigate the world on his own two feet.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

Let babies be barefoot as long as possible to help improve…
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More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — There’s more data showing that a daily HIV medication called Truvada may prevent HIV-negative gay men at high-risk for infection from contracting the AIDS-causing virus.
The treatment, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis…
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Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — Hundreds of clinics across the United States are offering unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions from baldness to heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report.
“These for-profit stem cell clinics…
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Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says.
Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn’t…
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Blood Test Might One Day Help Spot Migraines

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — Researchers report that measuring levels of certain fats in the bloodstream might one day help spot women at high risk for migraines.
“While more research is needed to confirm these initial findings, the possibility of…
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