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Organizations, schools, hospitals offer variety of summer camps (04/24/14)
Myriad summer camps will be offered throughout the area by a variety of organizations -- the city, hospitals, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, private schools and Southeast Missouri State University to name a few. In an email to the Southeast Missourian, nature center manager Sara Turner said the Outdoor Adventure camps are the most popular and fill during the first one to two hours of registration...
Hooked on Science: Notebook spring launcher (04/24/14)
You might take notes or sketch in your notebook, but using a few materials from around the house you can turn a notebook into an amazing science experiment. Plastic spiral notebook Dowel rod STEP 1: Remove the paper from the plastic spiral notebook spring...
Family learns how to deal with diabetes (04/22/14)
The distress a Jackson family felt when their 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two years ago has gradually evolved into confidence. Mike and Leslie Buck had expected a routine visit to the doctor when their daughter, Alexa, felt badly. But when her blood glucose tested 900, well over the normal of 70 to 100, they found themselves undergoing a three-day orientation at St. Louis Children's Hospital...
Children get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines (04/22/14)
CHICAGO -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests. Use of the drug in that setting is hardly rampant -- just 3 percent of children's ER visits resulted in a codeine prescription in 2010, the 10-year study found. ...
Health beat: Help protect preteens and teen against meningococcal disease (04/22/14)
There are approximately 600 to 1,000 cases of meningococcal disease in the United States each year. Meningococcal disease can be very serious -- even life-threatening in 48 hours or less. The good news is that there's a vaccine to help prevent two of the three most common causes of meningococcal disease in the United States...