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Do Not Ignore Your Child’s Snoring

December 10, 2016
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Do Not Ignore Your Child’s Snoring

Snoring can be caused by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition usually found in adults. New studies show that children also can be affected by sleep apnea.

With sleep apnea, the child stops breathing for a short period. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids block the child’s airway. When breathing stops for 10 or more seconds, the brain takes over and restarts the breathing. Usually, the child snorts or snores loudly.

A...

Trump Continues His Campaign for President

December 9, 2016
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Trump Continues His Campaign for President

Donald Trump’s personal attacks worked in the primaries. It worked in the election. It was easier than presenting programs and plans. Why not keep doing it?

For example, Trump made a big deal about keeping jobs in the United States. How does he propose to...

Caliphate Winding Down — What Lies Ahead?

December 8, 2016
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Caliphate Winding Down — What Lies Ahead?

A caliphate is a region governed by Sharia law. It looks like the idea of a caliphate is about over. The grip of the Islamic State is weakening. This is happening in Syria as Assad gains power. It is true in Iraq as Iraqi...

Pay Attention to Your Child’s Headphones

December 7, 2016
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Pay Attention to Your Child’s Headphones

The wrong headphones can cause permanent hearing loss. Headphone companies say their headphones are safe. Some headphones are and some headphones are not.

These days, even 3-year olds wear headphones....

Fidel Castro is Dead, What Happens in Cuba?

December 6, 2016
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Fidel Castro is Dead, What Happens in Cuba?

Fidel Castro died at the age of ninety last week. He marched into Havana almost sixty years ago. He took over the government.

Castro promised a democracy for the Cuban...

Trump Makes It All Personal

December 5, 2016
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Trump Makes It All Personal

 

Donald Trump gives his opponents names. He started doing it in the primaries. Senator Ted Cruz became “lying Ted” and Marco Rubio became “little Marco.” In the election, Hillary...

Doomed Plane May Have Run Out of Fuel

December 2, 2016
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Doomed Plane May Have Run Out of Fuel

The Chapecoense soccer team from Chapecó, Brazil was on its way to Colombia. It was flying in a chartered jet plane. There were seventy-seven people onboard including many journalists.

The...

Cities and Schools Prepare to Battle Trump on Undocumented

December 1, 2016
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Cities and Schools Prepare to Battle Trump on Undocumented

Where are the undocumented? Many, if not most, are in schools. They are living in big cities. As a candidate, Trump vowed to send the undocumented back to their...

Syria: A Wasteland with a President? 

November 30, 2016
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Syria: A Wasteland with a President? 

The long civil war in Syria may be winding down. Experts say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is winning. For years, there will still be Insurgents. They will continue to...

In Brief

Children’s Teeth Improving: Dental Care Works

A new study shows a drop in the number of children with bad teeth. The study director said, “Only ten percent of preschool kids...

Eat What You Want…But

An expert points out that the saying, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” is still good advice. On a positive note, he does...

Genital Cutting Cases Rising with African Immigration

Female genital cutting is an ancient tradition practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. The condition is often called female genital mutilation or F.G.M....

Americans and Their Pills

They are called over-the-counter medications (OTC). OTCs are for headaches, backaches, heartburn, pain, sleeplessness and dozens of other maladies.

Americans buy OTCs at the drug...

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