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Gambling for treatment: A rare disease profile of tuberous sclerosis

By Marlo Schepper Grolnic When I was 41 weeks pregnant, after what was supposed to be a routine ultrasound, my OB gave me the shocking news: my baby had a tumor in his heart. This tumor had a fancy name–a

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Junk food marketing to children: How it works and the price we pay

I have written about the behavior shaping role of the entertainment and news media before, but of course, marketing plays a huge role too. And the behavior shaping role of marketing has been in the spotlight this past month, specifically

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Building a healthier, brighter future: Positive childhood and youth development

As this video from the Center on the Developing Child illustrates, in looking at determinants of health and well being, it is important to consider the enormous influence early childhood and later youth development have on children’s futures. Physical, social,

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