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Wellness Wednesday: Understanding Drug Stimulants

Oct 23, 2019
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Some prescription stimulants intended to treat attention deficit disorder, have a history of misuse by people who are seeking a “brain boost.”

The problem has been acute among young college students. 

A new study out of the University of California suggests that nonmedical use of stimulants brings with it negatives than positives.

Today on Wellness Wednesday, understanding stimulants, and more. 



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Ohio State researchers have found that exposure to farm animals could help babies improve their immune system.

Wellness Wednesday: The Linguistics Of Baby Talk

Jun 12, 2019
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A video of a father and his infant son having a conversation has gone viral.

The video features Tennessee comedian DJ Pryor and his son Kingston, not yet talking in full sentences, casually discussing the season finale of the show ‘Empire.’ 

The viral video has already surpassed 55 million views and it’s spurred conversation about how we communicate with infants and young children. 

Today on All Sides, the linguistics of baby talk, and more. 

See The Most Popular Baby Names Across The Tri-State

May 21, 2019

The Social Security Administration has released its annual bundle of joy (or frustration, depending on your preference for uniqueness) of each state's top baby names for both boys and girls in 2018. 

Tia Hosler woke up at 7:35 a.m. on a friend’s couch next to her newborn son’s crib after an overnight babysitting gig.

The 26-year-old had slept through her alarm and was late for the bus, her ride to group therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. And now she had to scramble. She tied her Kool-Aid-red hair into a tight bun and kissed her 2-month-old, Marsean. 

The rate of babies born with drug withdrawal is eight times larger than the rate 10 years ago. Officials say the sharp climb is a direct result of Ohio’s opioid epidemic.

For Jernica Quiñones, the reality of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, hit close to home this year when a friend woke up on New Year's Day and discovered the lifeless body of her baby girl.

That's why Quiñones' 4-month-old son, Bless'n, has spent a lot of his life so far sleeping in a cardboard box.

The 33-year-old mother of five took part in a program in New Jersey that promotes safe sleep education through the distribution of "baby boxes" that double as bassinets.

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Faith leaders who advocate for the poor are urging the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate to change a proposed drop in Medicaid eligibility for poor women. They believe babies will pay the price if this change goes through in the two year budget.