Defending Climate Science’s Place In The Classroom

The National Center for Science Education has long defended educators’ right to teach evolution in public schools. Now climate science too is under attack. NCSE executive director Eugenie Scott talks about how teachers and parents can fight the push to get climate change denial into the classroom.

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 Defending Climate Sciences Place In The Classroom

Preventing Accidental Poisonings

With an increasingly complex array of drugs found in many medicine cabinets, parents need to be reminded all over again about the importance of keeping medications away from young children, writes Dr. Perri Klass in the latest 18 and Under column.

How To Help Your Child’s Brain Grow Up Strong

In a new book, neuroscientists Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt detail how parents can help their children learn the ABCs and self-control. The book, Welcome to Your Child’s Brain, explores how the human brain develops from infancy to adolescence.

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Addressing Subsequent Gait Issues In A Child Who Had An Intracranial Ventricular Shunt And Hydrocephalus In Utero

As I mentioned in an earlier blog (see http://bit.ly/otq05C ), I recently visited family in Canada and, of course, served as a personal podiatric physician to my parents’ and in-laws’ relatives, friends and neighbors. As our family knows, my big interest lies in pediatric foot and ankle deformities. With this in mind, my mother-in-law asked me to meet with a next-door neighbor‘s child, whom she described as “interesting.” For once (wink wink), my mother-in-law was right.
 

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Boy or Girl? A Home Test Can Tell You

Many parents find out they are having a baby by using a home pregnancy test. Now, home tests can reliably determine a baby’s sex as early as seven weeks into the pregnancy.