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Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, an OB/GYN physician, says language is nutrition for the brain. (Special photo)

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Starved for words?

Program uses talking to nourish kids’ brains

Research shows that by three years of age, children from low-income households hear 30 million fewer words than a child from a professional family, says Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health.


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