Washington, DC - Infant cries activate specific brain regions related to movement and speech, according to a National Institutes of Health study of mothers in 11 countries. The findings, led by researchers at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), identify behaviors and underlying brain activities that are consistent among mothers from different cultures. Understanding these reactions may help in identifying and treating caregivers at risk for child maltreatment and other problematic behaviors.

Yuma, Arizona - In November 2017, the Foothills Library, in collaboration with Sunset Community Health Center, will present several community wellness workshops. Information will be provided in English and Spanish.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Long-term hormone replacement therapy used to be routinely prescribed for postmenopausal women to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy was also thought to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Chicago, Illinois - Brandy Barnes, founder and CEO of DiabetesSisters, and Natalie Strand, Medical Director at Freedom Pain Hospital and winner of CBS’s The Amazing Race, have come together with the American Diabetes Association to create A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: A Path to Wellness, the first book in many years to cover the unique issues and questions that women with all types of diabetes face. 

Rochester, Minnesota - American health experts predict a particularly active and severe flu season, which means  it's especially important to get a flu shot this year.