Breastfeeding Doesn't Make Your Kid Smart. You do. by F. Perry Wilson

Breastfeeding is associated with many benefits, ranging from the economic to the developmental. But association isn't causation, and touting the myriad benefits of breastfeeding may leave some women who are unable to breastfeed feeling less-than. Now an article appearing in the journal Pediatrics demonstrates, through careful matching, that breastfeeding itself likely has no effect on infant development.  For the video version, click here. 

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Marijuana: The Cure For Our Opioid Crisis? Doc-to-Doc with Yasmin Hurd by F. Perry Wilson

I spoke with Yasmin Hurd, Professor of Neuroscience, Pharacology, and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai about her research which suggests that the best way to beat the opioid epidemic, may lie within another illicit substance.  

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Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption, One Affluent County at a Time by F. Perry Wilson

Appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine, a study demonstrates that a multi-pronged marketing and community outreach campaign successfully reduced the purchasing of sugar-sweetened beverages in Howard County, Maryland. But is this really a sweet deal? For the video version, click here.

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Adolescent Suicide, Same-Sex Marriage, and Carrot Consumption by F. Perry Wilson

An article appearing in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that marriage equality reduced the attempted sucide rate among adolescents. What this means for policy, and what carrots have to do with it inside. For the video version, click here.

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Error in Pediatrics Paper Leads to Calculation that Autism has Risen by 400%. It's More like 20%. by F. Perry Wilson

A study appearing in the journal Pediatrics states that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder has increased by 400% from 2007 to 2011. This number, it turns out, is an error. How it happened and more, inside. For the video version, click here.

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