For those over 26 years old, women are increasing their alcohol consumption faster than men. Research suggests that people who drink to cope, rather than drinking for pleasure, have a higher risk of developing alcohol use disorder.

About 22% of school children in the United States do not speak English at home. Starting school with limited or no English language skills may make keeping up with reading and vocabulary challenging. Positive Parenting’s Nancy Alvarez tells us more about an intervention program called “Bridge of Stories” that helps to build kids’ language skills in English and their home language.

Bloom airs in 40 more markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.

Bloom also streams on Flixx.net.

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