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Finding answers, finding hope

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October 23, 2018

What if your bones were breaking and your limbs were burning and nobody believed you? The pain is excruciatingly real, but your bones are all in place, and there’s no sign of fire. Sarah Mishou, a 37-year-old wife and mother, has lived this nightmare for her entire life.



Ending the cycle

October 2, 2018

The odds appeared to be stacked against Leah* from the beginning. Raised by addicted parents, she started drinking at age 13. By 16, she was using Ecstasy at rave parties several times a week. She dropped out of school.


Good dental care starts early

October 1, 2018

It’s only one tooth, many parents say. However, those first baby teeth are more important than you may realize.



In the drivers seat

Christine Melody

September 30, 2018

Getting your driver’s license is a liberating moment, but for Christine Melody it meant so much more than the freedom of the open road. Finally getting behind that wheel marked an end to the phase of her life where she was held captive by epilepsy and the happy beginning of living life to the fullest.


Sugar: The scary truth

September 25, 2018

At risk of being the Grinch who stole Halloween, perhaps we should rethink a holiday built around candy.


Thinking outside the carton

September 13, 2018

Deciding what to give your children to eat and drink is a minefield these days, even when it comes to milk. Once almost universally regarded as a daily dietary staple packed with vitamins and minerals essential for good health, its relationship with consumers over the years has somewhat soured.


Comfort in their own skin

August 30, 2018

Every parent wants their child to feel comfortable in their own skin, but this can seem impossible if that child is afflicted with bad acne or constantly itching from eczema. Such conditions take a terrible toll, as Adelaide Hebert, M.D., professor and director of pediatric dermatology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), knows only too well.



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