Spokane Medical Research

The Truth About Little White Santa Lies

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Lying to your child about Santa probably isn’t the worst thing you’ve ever done, but if you are even slightly worried it might earn you coal and switches in your Christmas stocking this year, relax. (more…)

The Importance of Standardized Tests. Post 2

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Where are the test results kept?It is good to know that at any time we can check out our child’s record. The test results are always kept in your child’s individual record. The school opens a file on your child’s first year of school and maintains it until he or she graduates. These records help the school keep track of your child’s year-by-year progress and performance. This particular school file is called a “cumulative file.” It is usually kept in the school’s main office. The teacher comments and samples of your child’s work may also be part of the file. (more…)

The Importance of Standardized Tests. Post 1

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Testing, testing, testing! As parents, we need to be familiar with the tests our children take every year. It is important for us to understand well what the results of such tests indicate. Because of the potential impact of test results on a child’s education, it is vital that parents understand how to interpret such results and the logistics surrounding the testing phenomenon. (more…)

Body Changes During Pregnancy

Filed under: Newborns and Pregnancy — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

Any woman who has ever been pregnant is well aware of the changes her body goes through but most don’t realize exactly what occurs. Did you know that even your joints experience changes during pregnancy?

When you’re pregnant your body releases relaxin, a hormone that lubricates the pelvis joints to prepare your body for impending birth. This is why you need to take extra caution since your tendency to get a sprained ankle is greater at this time. Also there is a greater chance of straining your muscles. (more…)

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