Books Across America: Why Reading Is Key to Learning

Find out how to encourage your child to read and more information about childhood literacy.

Dr. Oz has partnered with UPS, Scholastic, and the National WIC Association for a nationwide book drive to gather books for children ages 0-5 who need them the most. Look at the infographic below for information about why reading with your child is crucial to his or her education and development. Plus, learn how to foster a love of reading in your child. 

Find more information about the Books Across America book drive and how you can donate


Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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