Kids & Family

We discuss topics chosen by our listeners such as health, travel, kids stories, bible stories, injustice cases, current news, etc. We are family oriented and have child- friendly episodes.


This episode will entertain your little ones with Christmas stories along with some Christmas Trivia. 

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December 13, 2018

Cataract Prevention #4

This episode will discuss six simple ways you can reduce your risk of getting cataracts. 

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 R G Schlienger, W E Haefeli, H Jick, C R Meier. Risk of cataract in patients treated with statins. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Sep 10; 161(16):2021-6. PMID: 11525705

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December 6, 2018

What does the FDA do? #3

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