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2014-05-05 11:24:57

Twenty-edight percent of Hispanic mothers share a bed with their babies; 22 percent of black mothers put infants to sleep on their stomachs Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs and avoid sharing a bed, among other practices. Many families, however, are not following this...

2014-05-05 11:20:07

Experts gather at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting to discuss consequences of childhood poverty -- and potential solutions Pediatricians, social scientists, economists and policy experts will come together on Saturday, May 3, to discuss the critical problem that childhood poverty presents in the U.S. – and steps to end poverty. The group will take part in a state-of the-art plenary session titled 'Childhood Poverty and Its Consequences: Potential Solutions," at the Pediatric...

2014-05-02 12:25:27

BOSTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 43 million teens and tweens living in our country. How will parents raise them to be happy, healthy and successful individuals amid the challenges, dangers, and distractions? Parenting a teen poses more danger and opportunities than when today's parent was a teen 20-30 years ago. Luckily, a new book helps the 21(st) century parent troubleshoot through the landmine of issues. "There's a strange new creature living under your roof," says...

2014-04-30 12:27:20

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Daughters International, LLC, announces the launch of Global Girl(TM) line of dolls, a collection of ethnically diverse dolls and companion books that provide young girls with a window into modern day cultures through play and reading. With its mission, "to inspire and teach girls about cultures from around the world, open girls' minds to the diverse world in which they live, and spark a natural curiosity about their peers in other countries...

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2014-04-30 05:07:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most disturbing topics in education today is the seeming disparity between grades in math and science for boys and girls. A new study from the University of New Brunswick, however, reveals that girls have made higher grades than boys throughout their school careers for nearly a century, despite stereotypes. "Although gender differences follow essentially stereotypical patterns on achievement tests in which boys typically...

2014-04-29 23:00:53

The Children’s Obesity Fund is helping launch a new community sports and activity league for the children of the Inland Empire and children seven years and up are invited to come together three times a week to play sports and enjoy active games at Hunt Park in Riverside. The new program is coordinated by Sylvia Hernandez, the founder of local sober living homes for mothers and their children and Children’s Obesity Fund is donating funds that will be used for sports equipment, bottled...

2014-04-29 12:27:52

Academy Award® Nominee Joins Ben Winchell, Ana Villafane in Upcoming Live-Action Film by Dolphin Films, Mattel HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dolphin Films announced today that Academy Award(®) Nominee Andy Garcia has signed on to the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film "Max Steel," based on the popular superhero property from Mattel. Andy Garcia will play the pivotal role of the brilliant and mysterious scientist, "Dr. Miles Edwards."...

2014-04-28 23:12:10

According to Toby Dauber with Morris Psychological Group, adolescence presents challenges and parents play a crucial role in fostering that transition with understanding and guidance to make it a rewarding period for the entire family. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 April 2014 – Many parents expect the teenage years to be a trial they will have to endure. They've been warned that their previously successful parenting strategies are about to become useless and their previously...

Junk Food Hazards Of Youth Baseball
2014-04-25 09:13:12

Marguerite Beck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Researchers find unhealthy foodscape at youth baseball field 'Take me out to the ballgame' doesn't exactly conjure up images of apple slices and kale chips. The more likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional box of Crackerjacks. Unfortunately for children who play youth baseball, eating unhealthy food during practices and games may be contributing to weight problems, according to researchers at Wake Forest...

2014-04-22 23:06:41

Event to Encourage STEM Education in 4th Through 8th Grade Classrooms Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 K’NEX Education®, America’s STEM Building Solution, is pleased to announce a new competition for Pennsylvania students in grades 4-8. The 2014 STEM Design Challenge will be hosted by Harrisburg University on May 2nd and is sponsored by three outstanding Pennsylvania organizations: K’NEX, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit (IU3). The STEM Design...


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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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