Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Morning-After Skin Cancer Treatment. Part 2

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

T4N5 liposomes are touted as having an advantage that other skin care products don’t have — they can be used before, during and especially after sun exposure. (more…)

Digital Day Care. Part 3

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

“This kind of communication shows that this isn’t just Big Brother,” says Schenenga. “It’s keeping parents in tune with their children’s needs, even in the most practical sense. That’s powerful stuff.” (more…)

Morning-After Skin Cancer Treatment. Part 1

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Outdoors all day without your sunscreen?

Fell asleep in the noonday sun?

You think there’s nothing you can do about it except hope the burn doesn’t touch off the process of skin cancer development, right? Think again. (more…)

Finding our Way Through the Holidays as We Age

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

This time of year seems to emphasize the thresholds and passages in our lives more than any other time. Not only is the traffic heavier and the crowds thicker but we may find that our interests and focuses have changed as well. (more…)

Digital Day Care. Part 2

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

In some cases, day care teachers issue special codes to parents, enabling them to “follow” their children from room to room. Parental access does have limitations, however. For example, if a parent enrolls his 4-year-old child in day care, he won’t be allowed to view the infant nursery. He will only be able to see what’s happening in the child’s classroom. For privacy reasons, cameras are never placed in restrooms and changing stations. (more…)

Digital Day Care. Part 4

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

KidsRKids has used Internet video monitoring in its centers for more than six years. “We brought the Internet cameras in because we’ve got nothing to hide — and if a teacher does have something to hide, they shouldn’t be there in the first place,” says Vinson. (more…)

Digital Day Care. Part 1

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

If you’re a working parent, you may miss out on many of your children’s cherished “firsts” — like the first purposeful smile, the infectious first giggle, and the first wobbly, unsure step. In a perfect world, workforce moms and dads would be in two places at once — on the job earning money and close enough to keep an eye on their kids in day care. (more…)

Loving Brains. Part 3

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Early lack of love sets limits on how long we live, what illnesses we fall prey to and how happy our lives will be. If we cannot get real love we seek secondary compensations such as overeating, power-seeking and drug-taking, which help to push down the early deprivations. It seems too much or too risky to face the old pains, but avoidance has a cost. (more…)

Loving Brains. Part 2

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Such early threats to the baby’s survival are registered as “indescribable pain” and can only be soothed by input that a feeling-sensory brain appreciates: in other words, removal of the source of danger and replacement with nurturing. For a fetus or neonate, this effectively happens on a biochemical level. (more…)

Loving Brains. Part 1

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Don’t be such a baby! Can’t you grow up? Perhaps not. The more we learn about the human brain, the more it seems we cannot ignore how our evolutionary and gestational development affect our later lives. (more…)