Dr. Kathleen Bradford and colleagues at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill reviewed research on pill-swallowing techniques. Several seemed to help, including flavored swallowing spray, a special pill cup and just practice with a regular cup and fake pills or candy.
“They say if kids don’t eat they won’t learn,” Ramos said. “The truth is that many of our kids come to school already having eaten. They come here to study.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Thursday. It’s based on a national survey of about 22,000 students at middle schools and high schools, both public and private.
“That is actually pretty high and very problematic,” said Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, a reproductive health researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. She was not involved in the new study.
“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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“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.”