December 19, 2007
Children's yoga -- The Yoga Center of Columbia will offer a certificate training course for adults interested in practicing yoga with children. All levels of experience are welcome. Shakta Kaur Khalsa will teach ways to create awareness, promote relaxation and help children who have special needs (such as autism or ADHD) through yoga. No experience is necessary. Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training will be offered Jan. 4-6 at the Yoga Center, 8950 Route 108, Suite 109. Classes, which are divided equally between lecture and practice, are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 5; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 6. The fee is $585 until Friday; $645 after that date.
December 27, 2009
Presented by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Learn to Live program, the newsletter Building Blocks discusses ADHD in young children and provides tips and resources to help child care providers and parents. Free copies of HIM (Health Ideas for Men) magazine are available at the Department of Health, J. Howard Beard Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. The magazine features articles on exercises that encourage fitness, eating healthy while dining out, quitting smoking and preventing skin cancer.
November 15, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- Fewer than 3 percent of Maryland's public school children take Ritalin at school for treatment of attention disorders, and the state has one of the lowest rates of use of the drug in the nation, state officials said here yesterday.But that low rate might not be a good thing, the chairman of a task force studying Ritalin use cautioned as its findings were presented at a public conference.The 19-member task force was formed by the Maryland General Assembly in 1997 to study the use of the stimulant Ritalin, or methylphenidate, for the treatment of conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
March 9, 2011
In your article regarding light bulbs, ("Law shedding light on bulbs," March 6), many drawbacks to energy-efficient alternatives were listed, but nowhere did it mention that fluorescent lights, compact or tubes, can cause damage to wood furniture, upholstery fabric, draperies, photographs, etc. Our experience has been that they do the same damage as if these items were set outside in direct sunlight. Also, now we have to waste time and gas to take the bulbs to be recycled. What is the ratio of emissions produced by our car to return the bulbs in relation to the emissions saved by the CFL using less electricity?
September 19, 2000
In Texas, Gov. Bush has worked to protect children's health A recent federal court ruling promotes a misleading picture of Texas' progress in providing comprehensive health care to children and portrays Gov. George W. Bush as insensitive to the needs of children ("Court criticizes care of kids in Texas Medicaid system," Aug. 31). As usual, the media have not reported the full story. The lawsuit involved in the ruling began in 1993, during the term of Democratic Governor Ann Richards.
May 29, 2008
Researchers have identified seven possibilities for the next generation of mosquito repellent, some of which may work several times longer than the current standard-bearer, DEET. The next step: safety testing to make sure they're not harmful. While the new repellents aren't likely to be available commercially for a few years, early tests on cloth were promising, with some chemicals repelling mosquitoes for as long as 73 days and many working for 40 days to 50 days, compared to an average of 17.5 days with DEET, according to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
February 3, 1994
The myth of the "sugar high" may finally be laid to rest by a comprehensive new study, which concludes that consuming large quantities of sugar does not make children hyperactive, experts say.Many scientists have long believed that sugar-laced foods pose no threat to children other than tooth decay and obesity, but the new study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine "should have a great impact with the general public," said Dr. Joseph Biederman...
April 29, 2007
Open house set for college programs An open house will be held at the Higher Education and Conference Center at HEAT on Route 22 in Aberdeen from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Visitors can learn about undergraduate and graduate degree programs, register for summer classes and preview fall programs. The center offers bachelor's and master's degrees in selected programs. Classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends by regional colleges and universities. Bachelor's degree program areas include business, education, information technology and nursing; and master's degree programs are available in biotechnology, business, education, engineering and instructional technology.
February 8, 2002
If Darwin was right, and evolution relentlessly weeds out genetic traits that impede a species' survival, then why are a quarter of adult Europeans and 90 percent of Asians unable to digest milk products - a rich, year-round source of protein and energy? Why are 3 percent of American children struggling in school, distracted by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Why does one in every 28 people of European descent carry the gene for cystic fibrosis? Scientists don't yet have all the answers.