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  Best Life: Interactions with baby forecast future success

Parents are always looking for ways to help their kids get ahead academically. But did you know how you talk to your baby now could sharpen their academic skills later in life?

  Best Life: Gestational diabetes skyrocketing!

  Best Life: Pacemaker for the bladder

  Best Life: Wake up! How to get energized this winter

  Best Life: The power of awe sparks learning

  Best Life: Go for it! Raise mentally strong kids

  Best Life: Don’t get hacked - know the truth about cyber attacks

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  Best Life: Knocking out cancer in the late stages

  Best Life: Easy ways to burn more calories

  Best Life: Research finds Alzheimer’s attacks more women than men

  Best Life: Saving Oliver - Helping babies born with rare disorders

  Best Life: Ultimate guide to getting a raise

  Best Life: How bad is cyberbullying for mental health

  Best Life: Harmless things you should never do online

Don’t share your passwords, don’t give out personal information, and don’t click on links from people you don’t know. These are well-known ways to protect yourself from falling victim to cybercrimes, but there are some seemingly harmless things that you are doing right now that may put you at risk.

  Best Life: Trial to cure Alzheimer’s in early stages

Five and a half million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a condition that has no cure right now, and very few treatments. Now, in a first-of-its-kind trial, researchers are testing a drug they hope will stop the disease in its tracks before damage begins.

  Best Life: Scam free spring break

Spring Break is under a month away. Cancun, Panama City Beach, Florida, and South Padre Island, Texas are the most popular destinations, but it isn’t all fun and games.

  Best Life: Young love can help with adult romantic relationships

What’s not to love about being in love? Positive romantic relationships in adulthood have been linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety as well as better physical health! But what’s the secret to a happy adult partnership?

  Best Life: Hi-tech honey do lists

  Best Life: Not prepped for preschool - closing the learning gap

  Best Life: Unmasking toxic relationships

  Best Life: Teenage conflict - the body remembers!

  Best Life: Cooking up careers for autism and disabilities

  Best Life: Heart healthy Valentine’s Day

  Best Life: Healthy foods for Fido

The FDA warns about the dangers of going grain-free and damaging hearts. Too much synthetic foods can add to joint pain. Processed foods pack on the pounds.

  Best Life: Be a blessing today

One in 588 Americans are homeless. Almost 200,000 people will be sleeping on the streets tonight. Now, one woman is using her experience in the tech industry to help change those stats and get people back to work and off the streets.

  Best Life: Functional medicine saves Haley’s sight

It is a growing field within healthcare. In fact, some of the top medical and research centers in the country, like Cleveland Clinic, have now established centers for functional medicine.

  Best Life: Message in a bottle leads to kidney transplant

Today, there are over 100,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list in the U.S. One woman, already on dialysis, came up with a creative way to find a donor and get the life-saving surgery she needed.

  Best Life: Online dating intel - Everything you need to know

Dating in the 21st century is all about finding the right fit online, but if you’re new to the game - the process can be tricky. From creating an effective profile to understanding the cyber lingo, you might feel overwhelmed.

  Best Life: New options treat depression

More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Now, novel therapies are changing the game when it comes to managing this often-debilitating illness.

  Best Life: The science behind sleeping positions

Do you snore? Experienced periods where you stopped breathing or awake with dry mouth? It could mean that you aren’t sleeping well and it is leading to sleep apnea, but that can all go away if you change the way you lay.

  Best Life: Beethoven mice prevent deafness - medicine’s next big thing?

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital have found a potential treatment for hereditary deafness, the same condition thought to have caused Beethoven to lose his hearing. The scientists are using a new gene-editing approach that they say could someday prevent profound he

  Best Life: New retinoblastoma testing may predict whether tumors react to treatment, could save children’s eyes

Retinoblastoma: It’s an aggressive cancer in children that robs them of their sight. Now doctors have found a new way to detect it that may end up saving the child’s eyes and life.

  Best Life: How to kill a bad habit

Got a bad habit you’d like to break? Most Americans do but don’t know how. There are some tried-and-true ways to stop the behaviors you’re tired of!

  Best Life: The link between miscarriage and insulin resistance

The joy of pregnancy can quickly turn to fear when multiple miscarriages occur, especially when those miscarriages have no explanation. But researchers discovered why a woman’s blood sugar levels may be a factor.

  Best Life: Boosting your child’s reading confidence

It’s something that many parents may be familiar with --- their kid hates reading or may have anxiety about it. But can that anxiety impact whether they become proficient readers?

  Best Life: Deep TMS battles depression

Did you know a staggering 50% of patients treated for depression are resistant to traditional medication?

  Best Life: Moms protect against teen violence?

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Certain factors, such as unstable home life, can put teens at risk for harmful relationships.

  Best Life: Hidden causes of cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death, after heart disease. There are more than 14 million new cases diagnosed globally each year.

  Best Life: Preventing injury - Finding your perfect form

An injury can put your fitness goals on hold.

  Best Life: A medication that will reverse hearing loss

Millions of people suffer from age-related hearing loss. It’s just a fact of life for most. While there are options for those who are struggling to hear, a new medicine to treat hearing loss may be on the way.

  Best Life: Get the most out of your time on social media

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all in the top five most used social media apps with each exceeding over 75 million monthly users.

  Best Life: Preventing kidney stones in kids

Kidney stones are a hard calcium mass formed in the kidneys, and sometimes they stay in the kidney and cause no issues. But if they try to pass out of the kidney and get stuck, they can cause extreme pain.

  Best Life: Are you suffering from metabolic jet lag?

Breakfast at 7 a.m., lunch at noon, dinner at 6 p.m., it’s easy to keep to the schedule during the week - but then comes the weekend!

  Best Life: Eye surgery goggles

Eyelid surgery is one of the most common types of plastic surgery, but downtime is often a major concern for patients. Now, a new device is showing promising signs to help speed up recovery by decreasing swelling and bruising.

  Best Life: All gain less pain

Recovering from abdominal surgery is tough. It takes the average person at least six weeks to get back to work. Now, there’s a new way to manage pain and get patients back to work much faster. The CDC said prescription opioid overuse for pain management costs the U.S. at least $78 billion a year.

Best Life: Deep TMS battles depression

Did you know a staggering 50% of patients treated for depression are resistant to traditional medication?

  Best Life: Lab in a box - adaptive PCR

Scientists at Vanderbilt University are working on a process that ultimately may allow patients to get test results fast. The process involves automating the duplication process of a person’s DNA to bring those DNA levels up to the point where they can be detected.

  Best Life: Higher rates of ALS in veterans

Research shows that U.S. military veterans are twice as likely to suffer from ALS as the general public. ALS is a progressive disease, causing muscle weakness or atrophy. What is causing this alarming connection and what is being done to help those who served our country?

  Best Life: Race, class and kids’ conversations

It’s one tough subject that parents may be shying away from---- and it’s not the birds and the bees. A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a conversation about race, class, or ethnicity with their kids, the factors that make up social ident

  Best Life: Immune-boosting foods that fight the flu

Thirty-six thousand people die each year from the flu and more than 200,000 are hospitalized in the United States alone. But certain foods high in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help support a healthy immune system.

  Best Life: Nurse navigators with you step-by-step

Navigating your way through any medical issue can be challenging to say the least. Insurance and schedules can get confusing, and sometimes contradictory orders. Who are we to believe there is one solution?

  Best Life: Teen moodiness or dangerous depression?

As teen suicide rates rise, experts are trying to know exactly why. Some say it is because teens are under more stress or being unable to escape cyberbullying.

  Best Life: Traveling with the right identification

New rules are going into effect this year at the airport. In 2005, the Real ID Act was passed by Congress in order to set standards for state-issued driver licenses and IDs.

  Best Life: Barostim heals heart failure

The FDA has just given approval to a first-of-its-kind device for patients with heart failure. The Barostim Neo is designed to use the power of the nervous system to help control blood pressure, and it’s making a world of difference for some patients.

  Best Life: When skipping school, time out adds up

Family vacation, a special event, or just extra time to sleep in. Sickness aside, how often do you let your child miss school?

  Best Life: Tio, the bone-breaking tumor

Physical therapy to help with his degenerative disc. Steroid injections to treat his psoriatic arthritis. One young high school teacher went from doctor to doctor and diagnosis to diagnosis to find out why his bones were breaking but left with more pain than answers.

  Best Life: Saving hearts from birth to beyond

Holes in your heart. Blocked valves and narrow arteries. The fact is… if you were born 40 years ago with one of these problems, you probably would not live to be a teenager.

  Best Life: Fermented foods - The good and bad

Fermentation is a way to preserve food that’s been around for thousands of years. The process retains nutrients and prevents spoilage. Fermented foods are also advertised as a way to improve your health - but is the hype all true?

  Best Life: Knee pain relief from a woman’s womb?

About 54 million Americans suffer from the aches and pains of arthritis. Treatments range from pain meds to injections to surgery. But now there’s a new option and it comes from the fluid that surrounds a baby in a woman’s womb.

  Best Life: Signs of dyslexia and what to do

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects areas of the brain that process language. It has no effect on intelligence, so children with dyslexia can grow up to be very successful… just like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, John Lennon, and Whoopi Goldberg.

  Best Life: Silence your inner critic

Sometimes the voice inside your head is the biggest critic of all, but are their ways to stop the negative self-talk?

  Best Life: Hep C transplants save hearts

Right now, as many as 4,000 people in the United States are waiting for a heart or heart and lung transplant, and more than 25% will die before they get a donor organ.

  Best Life: Pets healing vets

Every day, about 20 military veterans in the United States die by suicide – more than are lost daily in combat. Many of these veterans develop post-traumatic stress disorder transitioning back to civilian life. A new program is bringing canines and veterans together to save lives.

  Best Life: The dangers of being a snowplow parent!

You’ve heard of helicoptering. Parents that hover too closely over their children. Now in this age of anxiety and uncertainty - a new parenting style has emerged called snowplowing.

  Best Life: Creating a math-friendly environment

Counting out objects in the grocery store, adding up all their toys, subtracting how many cookies they have left. There are lots of math-related activities that parents already do at home with their little ones, but there’s also many more that go beyond counting to one, two, three.

  Best Life: Women in surgery - fixing the shortage

Surgery is a field long dominated by men, but one woman surgeon is on a mission to change that - and for good reason. The U.S. is facing a shortage of general surgeons in the coming years. So, she’s pushing to get more women interested in choosing surgery as a career.

  Best Life: Game-changing sponge detects deadly cancer

Anyone from babies to seniors can suffer from GERD, a chronic condition that causes acid reflux and heartburn. But did you know, GERD can be an early sign of cancer?

  Best Life: Push for federal paid leave for mothers in the workforce

Congress has attempted in the past to pass federal paid leave, and President Trump just announced he will soon sign into law 12 weeks of paid leave for federal employees.

  Best Life: Kids recognize social class early in life

Rich, poor, middle class. Parents often believe it’s their responsibility to shield their children from economic differences and social class.

  Best Life: ABA therapy changes lives of those affect by Autism

There is no one standard treatment, with medication, occupational therapy and nutritional therapy all among the options. These days, some families are turning to an individualized approach, known as applied behavioral analysis.

  Best Life: Sneaky plastics to avoid

By now, you’ve probably heard about the dangers of plastic exposure. More than 4,000 chemicals are used in plastics and many of them are toxic.

  Best Life: Do preschool math skills predict success?

Many parents send their young children to preschool to help them gain social skills and prepare them for kindergarten.

  Best Life: Virtual reality manages pain without opioids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, many take opioids to deal with it. Now a new weapon in the fight against pain has some reaching for a virtual reality headset instead of the pill bottle.

  Best Life: PARS procedure for young athletes

Young athletes who play contact sports are at risk for a debilitating back injury. Now a new, minimally invasive procedure is helping them recover and get back in the game.

  Best Life: 5 health myths that are true

“An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away.” You probably heard plenty of wife’s tales like that as a kid. but which ones are true?

  Best Life: Treat the gut, treat depression - Medicine’s next big thing?

Studies have shown as many as 30 to 60% of people who take antidepressants do not get adequate relief from depression. Now a team of Philadelphia researchers is looking beyond the head to the gut for answers.

  Best Life: Avoiding problem teen behavior in the home

Studies show teens growing up in poverty are more likely to engage in problem behavior and experience poor academic outcomes. But research out of Temple University shows that a family’s home environment can protect against that.

  Best Life: Alpacas antibodies create more options for human patients

They are like the immune system’s own supercharged superheroes. When a foreign invader attacks the body, the immune system uses antibodies to neutralize the pathogen. Now researchers believe alpacas may hold the key to studying and treating rare diseases.

  Best Life: How Handwriting stimulates the brain

Technology has changed the way kids today record information in school. Laptops and mobile devices have made typing a more convenient way to log notes and data, but a new study shows it may not be a better way to learn.

  Best Life: The Workout Diet - When and what to eat

When it comes to physical activity, doctors recommend getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity or more a day if you are looking to lose weight. But what are the right foods to eat?

  Best Life: New options to treat depression

More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Now, novel therapies are changing the game when it comes to managing this often-debilitating illness.