“No way, man,” seventh-grader Marcellus Wilbert muttered as he tried to imitate dance instructor Keegan O’Brien’s uber-flexible stretches. O’Brien chuckled as he laid his torso flat on the ground, his legs fully splayed out and perfectly parallel to the wall behind him.
The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday became the second legislative body to consider the measure that has sparked a debate pitting personal rights against public health.
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BERLIN | A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets. Annegret Raunigk, a Berlin schoolteacher who is due soon to retire, is expected to give birth to the four babies within the next two months, Bild newspaper and RTL television reported. She already has children ranging […]
“Most people don’t realize how expensive this care can be until a parent or family member needs it,” said Joe Caldwell, director of long-term services at the National Council on Aging. “And then it’s a real shock.”
“It doesn’t look too bad. Looks kind of flashy,” said Carnegie Mellon University engineering professor Steven Collins, lead author of a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. “When you first put them on, it feels a little bit odd, then after a few minutes you don’t really notice it very much.”
“I think once people see more of the benefits they will become more accepting of the technology,” says Michael Firko, who oversees the Agriculture Department’s regulation of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge — run in conjunction with public television station WGBH Boston and the federal departments of Agriculture and Education — invites 8- to 12-year-olds to submit original recipes for healthy and affordable lunches. Winners from each state and U.S. territory will be flown to Washington this summer for a “state dinner” for kids at the White House.
“We don’t have good information on the cause of this difference,” he said.
“I think we can do a better job of implementing early mobility therapies,” said Dr. D. Clark Files of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who led the research and whose hospital is trying to get more critically ill patients up, ventilator and all.