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Technology helping those with dyslexia

Dyslexia is a condition in which people have problems processing letters, symbols and words, potentially compromising their ability to read. According to Kids Health, a medical information site powered by Nemours, research has shown dyslexia is a byproduct of how the brain processes information.

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Donna’s Day: Tasty and healthy vegetable ribbon salad

Wrap up the last of summer’s harvest with colorful ribbons of orange, green, yellow and red. Abundant zucchini, summer squash and carrots can be woven together with fettuccine pasta for a tasty supper your family will enjoy from preparation to the last bite.

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Cooperative activities for kids and families

I was in charge of taking meal tickets and handing out plates for an outdoor burger buffet lunch after a family fun run event. Greeting all ages coming through the line, I was caught off guard when two girls looked like “one,” from the waist up anyway.

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Questions Your Teen’s Pediatrician May Ask

Routine check-ups are essential for adolescents and young adults. As health risks and concerns are rapidly changing during the teen years, these preventive services can help keep your teens healthy and safe.

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Michele Buttelman

Michele makes… school lunches

Giving your child a nutritious school lunch every day, is a challenge, even for the most creative parent. Many children have limited food preferences, getting them to “try” something new can be a daunting challenge.

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Extracurricular activities for non-athletes

Sports are a popular activity for adults and children alike. While adults may not have the time to hit the hardwoods or toss the ball around as much as they used to, sports continue to be as popular as ever among young people.

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What parents can do to reduce SIDS risk

Parents of newborns and infants face many challenges throughout a typical day. At the end of a long day tending to their youngsters’ every need, parents may think their work for the day is nearly done as bedtime approaches.

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Michele Buttelman

Several steps to prepare for back-to-school

“Back to school preparation is important to starting the new school year on the right foot,” says retired Joyce Carson, who taught for 35 years at Sulphur Springs Community School in Canyon Country.

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Make the transition to high school easier

Over the course of an academic career, the average student switches schools three to four times. Elementary school gives way to middle school or junior high. From there, students will transition to high school.

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Emily Alvarenga

Finding loving homes in the SCV

Eleven-year-old Mary traveled to Valencia from Colombia for five weeks this summer. She, like many other 11-year-olds, loves to play outside, write and dance, yet

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Make kids’ bedtime a breeze

New parents face many obstacles once they leave the hospital and take their children home. Parents often find that sleep schedules are a significant challenge,

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