Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

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Is it OK to Give Your Baby that iPad? (Op-Ed)
Child on iPad, digital childhood
October 25th, 2014
A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.
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Climate Fixes Need Realistic Compromises (Op-Ed)
hawaii, hawai'i, rising sea level, climate change, global warming
October 25th, 2014
While scientists gather the ground truth about climate, it's up to lawmakers to do something responsible with it.
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Why Your Coffee Tastes, and Smells, So Good (Op-Ed)
Woman having coffee, senses, smell, taste
October 23rd, 2014
Most of what we taste we actually smell.
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Weight-Loss Superfood: 6 Tips for a Healthy Gut
A young woman eats yogurt.
October 25th, 2014
Feed that microbiome right, and you'll see results in, and around, your gut.
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Parents' Medication Mistakes Put Our Kids at Risk (Op-Ed)
Child getting medicine, parent medicinal mistakes
October 23rd, 2014
When you give medicine to your kids, pay close attention to the dose.
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Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now
Glacier National Park
October 21st, 2014
Weather extremes, from intense rains in the western United States to flooding in the northeast, are directly tied to a warming climate.
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Epidemic: Killer TB Spreads As Research Plummets (Op-Ed)
tb-tuberculosis
October 17th, 2014
Everyone has heard of tuberculosis, but few realize it's an epidemic that's out of control.
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Athletes, Sports and Violence Against Women (Op-Ed)
athletes, violence, women
October 25th, 2014
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
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With Ebola, Are Bats Getting a Bad Rap? (Op-Ed)
Bat hanging, disease
October 23rd, 2014
The unpredictable nature and novelty of zoonotic pathogens make them incredibly difficult to defend against and respond to. But that does not mean we are helpless in the face of emerging ones.
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Bugs as Treatment: Coming to a Clinic Near You... (Op-Ed)
treatments, alternative treatments, bugs, insects, parasites
October 18th, 2014
When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?
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