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Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer

September 13, 2016 CHICAGO -- Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found. more »»

 
 
 
Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year

September 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. more »»

Toddlers learn meaning of gestures at learning center

August 30, 2016 FAIRLESS HILLS (AP) — When they want more Fruit Loops, the toddlers at Sing N Say Learning Center let their little fingers do the talking. They sign. more »»

ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

August 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work. more »»

Guardianship questions must be answered

August 9, 2016 If you were to die today, who would take care of your kids? It’s a tough but important question to answer. And avoiding it can actually make the situation wors. more »»

Guard over my children: tips for parents if tragedy strikes Answering the heart-wrenching question: what happens to my kids if I die

August 5, 2016 If you were to die today, who would take care of your kids? It's a tough but important question to answer. And avoiding it can actually make the situation wors. more »»

Mirror Moms Expo is back!

August 1, 2016 Get ready for the 2016 edition of the Mirror Moms Expo, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Logan Valley Mal. more »»

Conquer homework: area teachers offer tips for parents, students

August 1, 2016 Robert Valeria, a math teacher at Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School, remembers when he was first teaching and a parent said her son was struggling in mat. more »»

Dealing with ADHD: Information for parents, caregivers

August 1, 2016 Concerned that your child might have Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder? Kathy Hockenberry, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with UPMC Altoona, offers important... more »»

Co-parenting with a difficult Ex?

August 1, 2016 When people marry and have children, they may envision bright futures. But it gets tough when their visions dissolve due to divorce. more »»

WIC can make a difference: How the USDA’s nutrition program works

August 1, 2016 When it comes to children, finding enough time, getting enough sleep, and certainly providing enough balanced nutrition can be a struggle. While it can’t help us with sleep, the U.S. more »»

The roots of Labor Day

August 1, 2016 Labor Day is not recognized as a very glamorous holiday. more »»

Blast off! U.S. Space and Rocket Center brings (outer) space to Earth

August 1, 2016 Known as the town where the first space program was born, Huntsville, Alabama draws visitors from around the world wanting to tour the U.S. more »»

Calendar of Events

July 22, 2016 Summer is waning and school is starting. But Blair County is still bustling. Fall brings mild weather, changing leaves and plenty of festivals and events for families. Aug. more »»

A look at chronic absenteeism across America

June 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — The problem of students habitually missing school varies widely from state to state, with about one-third of students in the nation's capital absent 15 days or more in a single school... more »»

Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex

June 13, 2016 NEW YORK — The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. more »»

Baby box program in Philadelphia encourages safe sleeping

June 6, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — Doctors and nurses hope to lower the city's high infant mortality rate by distributing baby boxes that encourage safe sleeping habits for newborns and their caregivers. more »»

Facebookás No. 2 exec pays tribute to single mothers

May 9, 2016 MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebookás No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg says she never realized how hard it is to be a single parent until her husband died a year ag. more »»

Monkey bars alert: Study: Playground concussions on the rise

May 5, 2016 CHICAGO — Play-ground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. more »»

Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off

May 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obamaás daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as ... more »»

Keep them reading all summer

May 2, 2016 As soon as Katie Husted pulls her car into the parking lot at the Altoona Area Public Library, her 2-year-old son Henry starts clapping and squealing. more »»

 
 
 

 

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September 17, 2014 Armpit hair. Apparently third graders have it. To be more accurate, one third grade girl has sprouted two armpit hairs, according to Julie. more »

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