Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the surveillance survey report, "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years." A shocking 1 in 68 US children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the new report. A previous report, "Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in US Children, … [Read more...] about Alarming Autism Increase
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Since humans first began domestication of plants and animals nearly 15,000 years ago, we have been using selective breeding and grafting to modify their traits so they will be more valuable to us. Michael Pollan's book, Botany of Desire, details how certain plants, such as tulips and apples, evolved to be what they are today through this hybridization. It wasn't until 1973 th … [Read more...] about GMOs On Your Skin?
GirlPower is a friendship program that inspires "tween" girls to feel empowered, and develop a strong sense of self, while also learning how to manage the most important thing to them—their friendships. GirlPower is an internationally recognized program with licensed GirlPower Facilitators in the US, Canada, and Australia who teach the GirlPower curriculum in schools and c … [Read more...] about Girl Power Friendship
We need more midwives. On a global scale, a lack of midwives is a healthcare emergency. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other groups, maternal mortality is the “highest health inequity in the world.” Ninety-nine percent of women who die in childbirth do so in the developing world; 50% of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. WHO estimates that w … [Read more...] about Become a Midwife
Ultrasound is a screening device used to view the fetus during pregnancy. Also known as a sonogram, it has been used since World War I for many purposes. including underwater navigation for submarines. Physical therapists have relied on ultrasound since the 1940s for its heating effects, which can reduce inflammation, increase local blood flow and breakdown scar tissue. Since … [Read more...] about Ultrasound: Risks/Benefits