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Archive: July 5, 2017

Reading is one way to help your child stay ready for learning during summer vacation. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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MADISON, Wis. – Ask any teacher what the "summer slide" is, and they'll explain it's the three months when school is out, a time during which children forget some of what they've learned in school the prior year; when their minds seem to slip out of learning mode. According to Dr. Dipesh Navs ...Read More

Researchers say engaging a child during reading time can help build literacy skills. (ThomasLife/Flickr)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Experts have long recommended that children be introduced to reading as early as possible. Now, new research can help parents make story times even more beneficial for their little ones. An international study headed by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center f ...Read More

Experts say young children often don't realize they have a vision problem, so screenings are key.(Slowfoot/Morguefile)
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PHOENIX - Only about one in four Arizona children younger than age 6 gets regular vision screenings, according to the Children's National Health Survey, but parents could take the initiative to change that this summer. A vision checkup can be part of a child's annual wellness exam, and studies have ...Read More

Environmental advocates say leaks from gas water heaters are a major source of greenhouse-gas emissions in California. (Donnie B/Morguefile)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - If you're interested in reducing your carbon footprint, conservation advocates say one good way is to replace your natural gas-fueled water heater, stove or pool pump with one that runs on electricity. The advocates are pushing state agencies to take action over the next few wee ...Read More

Indiana ranked low in overall care for older adults. (Lorie Tuter)

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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has some improvements to make in the way seniors and adults with disabilities are taken care of, according to a new report. The latest Long-Term Services Supports State Scorecard gave the state a 51, while other nearby states fared better. Indiana scored low for affordability ...Read More

J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain was dedicated in 1960 and underwent a major renovation in 2014 with monies from the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation. (Kansas City Parks & Recreation Dept.)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Should Kansas City's iconic J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain be renamed? That's the central question being debated by residents and city officials in the wake of a Kansas City Star opinion column. Nichols, who died in 1950, was a nationally recognized civic leader and real estate ...Read More

Just as North Carolina increases efforts to fight opioid abuse, Congress could take steps to reduce funding. (Innocent Coppieters/Flickr)

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration recently have initiated large-scale attempts to curb opioid abuse in North Carolina. The governor announced the state's new action plan to more closely regulate painkillers as part of last week's Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit. ...Read More

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reverse pollution protections on 60 percent of U.S. streams and 20 million acres of wetlands, significant sources of drinking water. (Getty Images)

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DENVER - The American public will have 30 days to comment on the Trump administration's plan to repeal and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, once it's published in the Federal Register. Jan Goldman-Carter, wetlands and water resources director for the National Wildlife Federation, said the move wo ...Read More

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