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by Keeping the Site Moist It Allows the Body's Own Electrical Current to Flow More Or Less Uninterrupted. It Has Been Shown That

December 18, 2015

Cuts, grazes, wounds, and lacerations - to varying degrees we have all had to deal with them at one time or another. If you go into hospital for surgery - even the minimally invasive variety - you also have the problem of how best to help a wound heal.

Your skin is your body's largest organ and plays a major role in keeping you healthy. Given optimum conditions, the human body is remarkably efficient at repairing injuries to this important barrier. When the skin is cut complex biochemical reactions are instigated. These include the activation and/or destruction of cellular and molecular elements including white blood cells, red blood cells, endothelial cells, and platelets - all part of the initial inflammatory process. Inflammation - far from being undesirable - is what protects the site from further injury while it begins the process of tissue repair.

by Lenore Skenazy

December 17, 2015

Remember the mom put on Illinois Child Abuse Registry for letting her kids, ages 11, 9, and 5, play at the park just outside her house?

In July 2013, the three children - then ages 11, 9 and 5 - were left under the supervision of the eldest boy. A passer-by saw the Felix boys, along with their 9-year-old cousin, playing and called the DCFS hotline, unaware that Felix was checking on them from the window of her East Ukrainian Village apartment every 10 minutes, she said.

by Jing Chen

December 9, 2015

Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith's rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.

I always saw the photo as a powerful image of two barefoot black men, with their heads bowed, their black-gloved fists in the air while the US National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," played. It was a strong symbolic gesture - taking a stand for African American civil rights in a year of tragedies that included the death of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy.

by Scott McQuiggan

November 25, 2015

The FREE SAS Writing Reviser Add-on for Google Docs helps writers of all ages think like a professional writer. Improve your writing in Google Docs.

We all write-for school, for work, and for myriad other reasons. It's how we demonstrate comprehension, how we communicate knowledge, ideas, and experiences. It's how we connect with each other. But the revision process is complex. Revisers must be sensitive to your goals and reconsider the focus, meaning, and effectiveness from your perspective.

by Sarah

November 16, 2015

The stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy.

Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but not at other times. In my own home, I've long pondered why my husband can eat the wheat I prepare at home, but he experiences negative digestive effects eating even a single roll in a restaurant.

by Unruh, Bob

November 14, 2015

A number of homeschool parents in Florida have been ordered by a public school district to register their children in classes within three days or face "criminal prosecution" under state law.

A meeting within the next week likely will determine whether school officials will face a lawsuit in response to the threat. The issue is being addressed by the Home School Legal Defense Association, which said its members in the Santa Rosa County School District received letters demanding information that parents are not required to provide under state law.

by Meghin Delaney

November 10, 2015

In an effort to keep homeschooled students safe from abuse, Manatee County School Board member Charlie Kennedy is proposing the board support legislation to change Florida's homeschool law.

A proposal being drafted by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and state Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, would change the homeschool law to add an in-person check on homeschool children by a certified teacher on either a semester or quarterly basis, board member Charlie Kennedy said.

by Kathy Lee

November 9, 2015

When my son was four years-old, I bought him his first journal. I had no idea how he would fill the pages, but I knew there were stories inside of him that needed to come out.

At first, I questioned my decision. Even though my son was a very verbal child, I struggled to get a story out of him. However, I didn't give up. We kept at it on a regular basis. He seemed more comfortable and confident each time and the pages began to fill up. JM's original stories were only 2-3 pages, but eventually they grew to 15-20 pages. He told stories about things that were important to him...

by Dr. Susan Berry

November 9, 2015

Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that between 2003-2012, the number of American children between ages 5 to 17 who are homeschooled has risen 61.8 percent.

"The 677,000 increase in homeschooled students from 2003 to 2012 is more than the populations of Memphis (653,450), Seattle (652,405), Boston (645,966) and Washington, D.C. (646,449)."

November 7, 2015

Delaying kindergarten enrollment for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children. Researchers found that a one-year delay in enrolling a child in kindergarten dramatically reduces inattention and hyperactivity at age seven.

Researchers found that children who were held back from kindergarten for as little as one year showed a 73 percent reduction in inattentiveness and hyperactivity compared to children sent the year earlier, according to this new study on kindergarten and mental health.