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The benefits of reading to children cannot be overemphasized. Researchers in child development have long said children who can read are more successful. Infants learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a soundtrack of grunts and ahhhs when I get out of bed in the morning. One of the pains comes from my knee: I’ve had surgery to repair a meniscus damaged by years of wear and tear. While my meniscus was quickly repaired, the MRI and the arthroscope images reve…

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“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”

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Recruiting people with diverse genetic backgrounds is essential to ensure safe and effective vaccines for all of us. New vaccines and drugs need to be studied on a variety of people, and extra effort has been made to recruit Black, Hispanic and Native American volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine…

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While our world has been in the grips of a frightening pandemic, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, New England was experiencing an entirely different panic: a vampire panic.

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“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”

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We’ve done several episodes on the microbiome that lives on and in us and how it contributes to our health and well-being. However, intestinal bacteria have previously been found associated with developing colorectal cancer.

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I’ve been making more house calls lately. Recently, I visited a gentleman with an end-stage pulmonary condition to discuss hospice care.