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Posted: Jul 29, 2006 20:44

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COACHING WORKSHOP IN NEW JERSEY
(June 8, 2006) iPEC Coaching, Manasquan, NJ, 866-722-6224, held a one-day coaching workshop, THE CORE EXPERIENCE: 9 Secrets of Successful People Everywhere, on Saturday, June 17 at the Sheraton Hotel in Edison, NJ. The workshop offered hands-on basic coaching skills and exercises that attendees can use to deal effectively with negative situations and empower themselves…." More

TEEN OBESITY LINKED TO HEART PROBLEMS
(June 19, 2006) Reuters reported that a study conducted by Dr. Giovanni de Simone from "Federico II" University Hospital School of Medicine, Naples, Italy and colleagues in the USA and Italy, found that obesity in childhood is linked to later cardiac problems. More...

SCHOOLS PAY HIGH COST FOR FAILING TO TEACH READING
(June 19, 2006) A New York Times editorial points out that an investigation by the Washington Post showed that the District of Columbia spends 15 percent of its public school budget to send 4 percent of the student body to private schools to learn reading skills. More...

UK CHILD MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS SOAR
(June 21, 2006) The Guardian reported that doctors in England believe some child mental health disorders have more than doubled in the past 30 years, possibly caused by alcohol, diet and family decline. More...

MIND DEVELOPMENT HARMED BY SUMMER VACATION?
(June 22, 2006) Stanley Crouch, columnist for the New York Daily News speculates that long summer vacations slow students' intellectual development. However, the movie industry, entertainment parks and teachers oppose any change because all of them benefit from kids having little to do for three months. More...

INTERNET & CELL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
(June 22, 2006) A licensed investigator explains how parents can use computer and internet resources to monitor their child's keystrokes on the computer. The investigator also discusses how a reverse directory for cell numbers can help parents monitor who is talking to their child. More...

STUDY FINDS DRUG ERRORS PERVASIVE
(June 22, 2006) UPI reported that in the June issue of Quality & Safety in Healthcare, a study at Johns Hopkins Children's Center found "that errors occurred at all points in the medication process." More...

OBESE KIDS EXPERIENCE MORE MIGRAINES
(June 23, 2006) Reuters reported that a study headed by Dr. Andrew D. Hershey, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, shows a connection between obesity and migraine headaches in children. More...

BOY DIES AFTER ILLNESS AT FLORIDA OFFENDER CAMP
(June 25, 2006) The Sun Herald reported that a 14-year-old boy slipped into a coma and died a month later from an illness contracted shortly before he finished a six-month sentence in a wilderness program for offending boys. More...

DIRECTOR INTRODUCES PALMER ADVENTURES
(June 26, 2006) DB Palmer, MA, Executive Director/ Co-founder of Palmer Adventures, LLC, Joseph, OR, palmeroutdoors@hotmail.com, www.palmeradventures.com, announced the opening of Adventure Academy USA, a Christian based program for youth. More...

STUDY CASTS DOUBT ON "BOY CRISIS" TALK
(June 26, 2006) The Washington Post reported that in a federally funded study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, boys are doing better than ever, but that in recent decades, girls have progressed faster than boys. More...

BUFFETT FORTUNE TO BENEFIT EDUCATION AND HEALTH
(June 26, 2006) The New York Times reported that Warren E. Buffett plans to donate the bulk of his $44 billion estate to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This donation will make the Gates Foundation, which has a mission of demonstrating better ways of education, the largest in history. More...

EDTHERAPY EDUCATION HOSTS SEMINAR
(July 2, 2006) Dan Leibowitz, EdTherapy Education Services, San Francisco, CA, 415-407-0234, is hosting a seminar, Creating Inspired Students on August 13, 2006 in San Francisco to Improve Learning and Study Skills. For more information, or to register, visit the EdTherapy website.

NEW BOOK REVIVES LOST NOTIONS OF BOYHOOD
(July 4, 2006) Fox News reviewed a new book that is gaining worldwide popularity called THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS. The book challenges the risk-adverse notions of political correctness and hopes to get boys away from the pallor of computer screens and out doors in a favorable view of "Boys will be boys." More...

THE GRIM NEUROLOGY OF TEEN DRINKING
(July 4, 2006) The New York Times reported that new brain research shows that heavy drinking has a stronger negative impact on the adolescent brains of teens than on adults. More...

STUDY SHOWS VACCINES NOT RELATED TO AUTISM
(July 6, 2006) Fox News WebMD reported that a Canadian study concluded that vaccines are not linked to the increase in reported autism. More...

MIND-SET OF COLUMBINE KILLERS
(July 7, 2006) The Washington Post reported that the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO, appear to have stemmed from rejection, anger and alienation by other students. More...

STUDY SHOWS PUBLIC/ PRIVATE SCHOOLS COMPARABLE
(July 15, 2006) The New York Times reported a US Department of Education study indicated public schools perform comparably to private ones. More...

YOUTH FLEE COLORADO WILDERNESS PROGRAM
(July 17, 2006) The Telluride Daily Planet, Colorado, reported that four youths ran away from the Alternative Youth Adventures wilderness therapy program. At press time, three had been caught and the article did not provide information on the crimes that resulted in the youth being placed in the program. More...

OUTWARD BOUND NON-THERAPEUTIC WILDERNESS TRAGEDY
(July 23, 2006) The Boston Herald reported reactions to an honor student's death in an Outward Bound wilderness expedition in Utah. The student's enrollment was voluntary, so these programs are not regulated under the wilderness therapy regulations for programs for at-risk children. More...

CONSULTANT STEINY SAYS TV FRAYING SOCIAL FABRIC
(July 23, 2006) Consultant Julia Steiny writes in the Providence Journal that increasing evidence shows that television is the main culprit in the reduction of social networks, referred to as social capital. More...



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