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We lost a great American hero this week with the death of John Glenn, fighter pilot in WWII and Korea, first American to orbit the earth and longtime senator from Ohio.   I was privileged to see a very soft side of this great man when I stayed with him and his sweet wife Annie…

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substance use in pregnancy guest Dr. Adrienne Richardson

One of the first steps toward having a healthy baby is to make healthy choices during pregnancy. Smoking (or breathing secondhand smoke), drinking alcohol and/or using drugs during pregnancy poses serious threats to your child’s longterm health and development. Even before you begin trying to become pregnant, it’s important to have accurate information about the…

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photo of infant sleep recommendations guest Crystal Clancy

The “Back to Sleep” Campaign has been highly effective in reducing SIDS. Along with keeping blankets, pillows and other loose objects out of the crib, putting babies to sleep on their backs led to a 53% reduction in SIDS between 1992 and 2001. Now, to bring death rates even lower, the American Academy of Pediatrics…

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Weeks after the 2016 Presidential Election, many parents are still struggling with the aftermath. The bad campaign behavior has spurred a surge in hate speech and bullying in schools and elsewhere. Much of the bullying is focused on race, ethnicity or gender.   However, the holidays are a great time to “reset” and establish respect…

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impact of media on children ME guest Dr. Douglas Gentile

With new technologies making it possible to watch videos or play video games almost any time and any place, many of us worry about the impact of media on children’s learning, behavior and development. Many early studies asked broad questions, such as whether watching violent content was associated with aggressive behavior. But recent studies are…

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