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Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits

Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits

“Finish your plate and you can …” Eat dessert. Get a toy. Go out and play. Or just excuse yourself and get away from these horrific adults talking about their boring jobs. Bribing kids to finish all of their lima beans and broccoli is a parenting crutch with deep roots. What many don’t know, though,…MORE

Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

As we welcome sunshine and warmer weather after being hunkered down for weeks, many of us will be more excited than ever to spend time outside. But whether you are simply looking for some fresh air during a walk or hoping to get an extra dose of the “sunshine vitamin” — that is, immunity-supporting vitamin…MORE

Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone

Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone

Try out this riddle: If you could double over a piece of normal notebook paper 42 times, how thick would it be? The answer, though fanciful, illustrates just how hard it can be to understand exponential growth and doubling, two pieces of math that explain the spread of viruses like Covid-19. Because by the time…MORE

What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

Coronavirus will surge again when summer ends; infectious disease experts are almost certain of that. But they don’t know how severe that resurgence will be. The World Health Organization offered one bleak hypothesis for what the next few months of coronavirus could look like. While we’re still living through the first wave of the pandemic,…MORE

Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people across the US

Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people across the US

It took less than four months for an unseen enemy to kill 100,000 Americans. That’s almost twice the number of Americans lost during the entire Vietnam War. No one knew how bad the coronavirus pandemic would get when the first known virus-related death happened on February 6. But since then, an average of nearly 900…MORE