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Induced labor not more expensive to healthcare system than spontaneous labor

Expectant parents wait 40 weeks for the arrival of their new baby, but what if labor was induced a week earlier? Conventional wisdom holds that inducing labor at 39 weeks would be cost-prohibitive to a health system. But the results of a joint study between University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing labor… Read More »

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More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Five-year-olds who spend more than two hours a day in front of a smartphone or tablet may be at risk of attention problems, a new study suggests. Excessive “screen time” among children has been the subject of much research — particularly now that… Read More »

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What can we do to keep people from gaining more weight?

The struggles of the disadvantaged resonate with Bleich. The daughter of two public schoolteachers from inner-city Baltimore, Bleich and her family relied on food stamps for a time to make ends meet. She was close to her paternal grandparents — who once lived on New York City’s swanky Upper East Side — and to her… Read More »

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