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5 reasons we need to help kids live “heads up” instead of “heads down”

15/04/2019 Claire McCarthy, MD 0

The presence and influence of smartphones in our lives has benefits, but it also creates hazards. For children and teens, too much attention to phones is not just a safety risk, but also deprives them of opportunity to gain life experience and understanding of the world.

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Something else to avoid in pregnancy: Phthalates

15/03/2019 Claire McCarthy, MD 0

Chemicals called phthalates are in all kinds of products we use every day, making them nearly inescapable. But research has found that children whose mothers were exposed to phthalates during pregnancy were more likely to have problems with motor skills or language development, so pregnant women should try to avoid them.

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