What Every Parent Should Know Before Introducing Their Young Child to Technology

You might want to think twice before handing your toddler your smartphone. Check out our Good for You Conversation with Dr. Gail Saltz on what you need to know about children, technology and how it impacts their development.

Is your child’s use of electronics an addiction or a bad habit?

“Thomas just wouldn’t do anything other than play on his computer and phone. I’d lock digital devices in my safe, but he would outsmart me.”

America’s Electric Grid is Vulnerable

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generated from a solar storm or man-made high altitute EMP attack can take down our grid.

The threat is real, and the time for action is now!

Exposure to cleaning products in first three months of life increases risk of childhood asthma

“The risks of recurrent wheeze and asthma were notably higher in homes with frequent use of certain products, such as liquid or solid air fresheners, plug-in deodorizers, dusting sprays, antimicrobial hand sanitizers and oven cleaners. It may be important for people to consider removing scented spray cleaning products from their cleaning routine. We believe that the smell of a healthy home is no smell at all.”

McDonald’s to ban chicken treated with human antibiotics

For years, we’ve heard health experts and consumers alike express their concern that the consumption of beef, pork and chicken treated with antibiotics could lead to antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. McDonald’s has now taken a step to address those concerns. The company announced that over the next 2 years it will stop purchasing chicken that has been fed antibiotics also prescribed for humans.

People who feel younger at heart live longer

There’s an old adage: “You’re only as old as you feel.” So does feeling younger than your biological age make it more likely that you’ll live longer?

What Generosity Does to Your Brain and Life Expectancy

Need an antidote to stress? Want to do something that’s good for your brain and may even help you to live longer? Research shows that giving of your time, talent & treasure not only benefits others, it’s good for you too.

Driving while distracted: Why can’t we ignore the pings?

Just how addictive is the sound of a ping? Has it gotten you to check a text while driving, even though you know it can increase the risk of an accident?

Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, ‘Option B,’ is a tale of grief and resilience

“The grief felt like a void, like it was sucking me in and pushing on me, pulling me in and I couldn’t even see or breathe. People who have been through this told me it gets better. And I didn’t really believe them. I want other people who go through things to believe it does get better.”

Before losing battle with cancer, this 27-year-old woman penned a heartbreaking, eye-opening letter

“Tell your loved ones you love them every time you get the chance and love them with everything you have.”

Social media, the scourge of adolescence

“I think it’s training our brains to be fine with being overstimulated. Like it is severely lowering our attention spans.”

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

“The good news is there are safe and simple steps people can take right now to limit exposures, and they don’t have to break the bank.”

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