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Obesity and Memory

Just recently in HealthDay News a study was reported that showed middle-aged people had exhibited a link existing between weakened memory and genetic traits that went along with obesity.  So what does that mean?  Possibly extra pounds change how our brains work.  The interesting thing was that this gene was found in whites but not […]

By |February 15th, 2013|Family, Obesity, Parenting|Comments Off on Obesity and Memory

Fetal Alcohol Exposure

The Radiological Society of North America had an annual meeting and they presented a new study that shows children exposed to alcohol during fetal development exhibit changes in brain structure and metabolism and that was visible using different imaging techniques.

So now we know alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with mental and […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Alcohol, Parenting, Pregnancy and prescriptions, Women's drugs|Comments Off on Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Prescription Drug deaths

One day an 18 year old girl went to a family funeral and instead of just going home to her Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights after the funeral she decided to go spend the night with her cousin.  That night her cousin offered her an Oxycontin just one mind you, while she was drinking.  She […]

By |January 31st, 2013|Child drug abuse, Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Parenting, Prescription|Comments Off on Prescription Drug deaths

Parenting and Drug Abuse

Every day in every way parents try to find the best ways to raise their children so that they can live happy healthy and productive lives.  One of the main things parents worry about is if their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others including prescription drugs.  […]

By |January 29th, 2013|Child drug abuse, Drug Abuse Rehabs, Parenting|Comments Off on Parenting and Drug Abuse