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New Study links C-Section to Childhood Asthma

Studies show a link between children delivered via caesarian section (C-section) and the development of childhood asthma.  Children born via C-section have a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of three, even to non-smoking mothers and mothers who do not have asthma.  The results suggest that the rising rate of C-section deliveries may be another risk factor that contributes to childhood asthma, along with other known risk factors such as parental smoking and air pollution. Asthma affects one in four children around the world. To a certain degree, asthma is hereditary. There is also some...
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California Admission Day

California Admission Day   In early 1848, gold was discovered in Sacramento, California along the American River. With this discovery, the California gold rush was on, and it triggered a huge increase in population. Actually, it sparked the largest migration of people in the World. With a population that grew from 14,000 people to 223,000 people in two years, California suddenly had a need for civil government structure.  Later that year, a treaty was signed by Mexico and the United States of America, which ended the Mexican War. In that treaty, land in the Southwest United States was given over...
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Back to School

Back to School
Summer is winding to an end as school is beginning again. Leaping back into that regular school routine can be difficult, so it is wise to prepare ahead and to allow you and your kids time to ease slowly back into the school days. Instead of dreading the first day of school, get a head start on preparing for school with these ideas: Set aside a small budget for back to school expenses. With new clothes, school supplies, and numerous dues, school can be expensive. Set aside a small amount in preparation for your kids’ school needs. Ease back into the school schedule by going to bed earlier a week or...
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It’s National Farmers Market Week!

Throughout America’s history, the true spirit of American patriotism can be seen in the independent and enterprising spirits of farmers across the nation. Utilizing hard work, determination, strength, and ingenuity, farmers throughout the years have striven to provide the best produce and food sources to families from sea to shining sea. The importance of farmers and their ability to bring their goods to market is recognized during National Farmers Market Week. Designated by the United States Department of Agriculture, this week (August 7-13, 2011) is National Farmers Market Week, a time dedicated...
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To Cook or Not to Cook

That’s the question this summer School may be starting back, but the dog days are still here, and cooking in the midst of this stifling heat can be hard on you and on your energy costs. Those delicious heavier meals that are so desirable during winter are not as popular during summer when kitchens can become terribly hot and heavier foods make you sick. The good news, however, is that you do not have to give up cooking. Here are some helpful hints for summertime meals. Fresh vegetables Fresh vegetables can be found at any supermarket or farmer’s market and make the perfect summertime meals....
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Orange Goo Mysteriously Appears in Alaskan Village

Orange Goo Mysteriously Appears in Alaskan Village
Aliens or Eggs? A small village located on a remote spot of the Alaskan coast awoke one morning last week with an unexpected surprise. A strange substance glowing a neon orange color appeared atop the water, astounding and concerning the villagers. This is the first time any such incidence has occurred, and the mystery is still unsolved. Exactly what is this mystery goo, where did it come from, and is it potentially harmful? It sounds like a piece of science fiction straight from the comic books, but it’s reality for people of the small Alaskan village of Kivalina. According to International Business...
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