Injuries Related to Artificial Turf

Artificial turf has become an increasingly popular option for sports fields instead of natural grass. However, artificial turf comes with its own set of harms including abrasions, concussions, and musculoskeletal injuries.

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MyPlate: Understanding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

An important goal of the U.S. government is to help guide adults and children to be as healthy as possible. One way to do so has been to make dietary recommendations as visual representations of nutrition guidelines. The most recent update of the Dietary Guidelines came out in 2020, and it uses an updated MyPlate visual model. 

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Helping Your Child Develop a Healthy Microbiome

Microbiome research is a new and quickly growing field. We still know very little about the microbiome in general and how it develops in children in particular. There has been some recent research that suggests that babies born vaginally have different microbiomes compared to babies born via caesarean section (C-section). This article will mainly focus on ways to promote microbiome development in children, specifying when there is good research evidence (such as breastfeeding) and when we don’t yet have enough research evidence (such as fecal matter transfers and vaginal seeding procedures).

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