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Recent News

Think you’re getting less sleep? You’re not alone

More Americans are getting fewer hours of sleep, with the sharpest increases among African American and Hispanic adults.

Pediatric nutrition counseling may be ‘underutilized tool’ in primary care

Pediatric nutrition counseling occurred in fewer than 4% of annual wellness visits in South Carolina during an 8-year span despite national recommendations encouraging clinicians to do so.

The Age That Women Have
Babies: How a Gap Divides America

Becoming a mother used to be seen as a unifying milestone for women in the United States. But a new analysis of four decades of births shows that the age that women become mothers varies significantly by geography and education.

US fertility is dropping. Here’s why some experts saw it coming

The Centers for Disease Control reported this month that the number of births in the U.S. is down 2 percent – “the lowest number in 30 years.”

Student debt: not just a millennial problem

When I was interviewed on the Kathleen Dunn Show, I was prepared to talk about the health implications of educational debt for students. That changed when a father called in and shared his story about helping his children pay for college.

Emotional labor is a lot of work

My husband remembers the foods I dislike better than I do. At restaurants I’ll point to the menu and ask, “Do I like this kind of fish?” He always leaves enough time to get places punctually (and has had to adjust to my chronic lateness).

Leveling the field between trans and cis

DO YOU IDENTIFY as cis? If so, you not only identify as your birth gender but also accept a word that’s part of the fight for transgender rights and awareness.