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Creating a "Light Bulb" Moment with a Pig's Lung

Sarah Rabiner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah Rabiner

Being able to see and feel real lungs helped make the harmful effects of smoking tangible to students. Rather than being told that smoking "is bad for you," students could truly conceptualize what habitual smoking can do to the body. The level of engagement and excitement in this middle school classroom was astonishing.

Welcome to the Breast Cancer Prevention Era?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Rizzo

A new report poses what should no longer be considered radical questions: Don't we have an obligation to do all that we can to prevent this disease -- to stop women (and increasingly men) from ever getting the disease?

NIH Autism Study to Leave No Stone Unturned

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Now, in one of the largest, boldest studies of its kind, researchers in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Northern California will begin collecting data on many potential risk factors of autism.

To the Presidential Candidates....Debate This!

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

No question, the energy and economic crisis affect us all. But noticeably absent from the primaries and now the presidential debates have been any discussions about America's children.