"We have coats and clothes ready to go. We just need a little boy to fill them.” Tasneem Nashrulla. Buzzfeed. Posted on February 6, 2020, at 4:49 p.m. Ruby Faith Cleveland’s new room in Georgia is ready for her. On one side of the wall is a board with her name in pink letters. Another … Continue reading They Were Trying To Adopt Kids From China. Then Came The Coronavirus.
So far, very few young children seem to be falling ill. The pattern was seen in outbreaks of SARS and MERS, too. By Apoorva Mandavilli. The New York Times. Feb. 5, 2020. The new coronavirus has infected more than 28,000 people, and at least 563 have died. But relatively few children appear to have developed … Continue reading Why the New Coronavirus (Mostly) Spares Children
Painful periods are common around the world but, with treatment, should not cause a teenager to miss school, sports or social outings. By Perri Klass, M.D. The New York Times. Feb. 3, 2020 Period-related pain, medically known as dysmenorrhea, colloquially often called “cramps,” should not prevent an adolescent from participating fully in school, in … Continue reading Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain
What happens when our careers hit the wall—do we stay or should we go? These three women took steps to make a radical change in their 40s and 50s. By Clare Murphy Jan. 28, 2020. Dame Magazine When Jill Auckenthaler walked into her first class of nursing school, she stared out into an auditorium of … Continue reading WOMEN’S WORK: FOR GEN X WOMEN, CHANGING CAREERS IS COMPLICATED
by Rita Giordano, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Updated: January 7, 2020 The vast majority of Americans continue to believe that the benefits of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine outweigh any risks it may present — and that those risks are low, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. In addition, … Continue reading Pew Center finds most Americans support vaccinating kids for measles
From grandparent leave to paw-ternity, some companies are offering paid time off to care for relatives, train a pet or get acquainted with new grandchildren Text by Jena McGregor and illustrations by Hannah Li The Washington Post. DECEMBER 30, 2019 The U.S. remains the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee workers paid family leave. In … Continue reading The new paid family leave
By Todd C. Frankel The Washington Post. Dec. 25, 2019. The number of children ingesting rare-earth magnets — powerful tiny balls that are a popular desk toy and can shred a child’s intestines — has skyrocketed in the three years since courts blocked the efforts of federal regulators to force changes to the industry, which largely … Continue reading Number of children swallowing dangerous magnets surges as industry largely polices itself