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Those parents you overhear transforming trips to the grocery store into sensory adventures—telling babies too young to babble that broccoli is GREEN, radishes are RED and tangerines are ORANGE—are onto something. Being exposed to a complex and stimulating environment rich with new sights, sounds and a full vocabulary can play a powerful role in strengthening infants' developing brains, helping to maintain a smooth running neural network, Children's National Health System researchers report Aug. 22, 2017 in Trends in Neurosciences.NEXT ARTICLE
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...