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She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

When Tracy Crosby’s husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children. “The hardest thing in the world is to tell your children that they’re never going to see their other parent again,” she said. Her children would cry a lot at bedtime because they missed their dad. Crosby worried about…MORE

39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled after salmonella cases

39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled after salmonella cases

Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products due to potential salmonella contamination, the North Carolina-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Eating or handling contaminated food can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The products were linked four illnesses at a single residential facility in Wisconsin and one illness…MORE

Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list

Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list

Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this…MORE

These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

Almost 2 million children and teens — an average of 283,000 each year — were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report. Football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities and soccer were the sports and activities most likely to send children to…MORE

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

A federal judge has turned down a request to let more than 40 unvaccinated children return to classes in a suburban New York school, while there’s a measles outbreak in the area. Since December 7, the students from Green Meadow Waldorf School in suburban Rockland County just north of New York City, have had to…MORE

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Although languages around the world vary greatly, some share similar speech sounds. A new study suggests that labiodental sounds like “f” and “v” are included in about half of the world’s languages due to a change in our diet that relies on softer foods. This contradicts the theory that the range of human sounds has…MORE

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017. The term dementia encompasses disease…MORE

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Nearly 52,000 children under age 6 were treated at emergency rooms across the United States in 2017, according to a new report. Although that’s a decline since 2010, the report identifies some reasons why children may continue to be poisoned by medicines, offering key lessons for other parents. Researchers conducted 90-minute interviews with groups of…MORE