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Spotlight: Living with Moebius Syndrome

  Pediatric neurologist Carl E. Stafstrom remembers his first experience with Moebius syndrome was with a child’s mother. She had the tell-tale signs: a drooping face, eyes that could not glance to the side—and, most importantly, she couldn’t smile. Without such a simple means of communication we often take for …

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Common Anomalies

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  Approximately 150,000 babies (one in 33) are born with a birth defect in the United States each year. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality, and no parent is immune. The cause of some birth defects remains unknown despite research. While not all birth defects are preventable, …

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COVID-19 Rapid Tests Available at BCPL on Friday and Saturday

  Baltimore County Public Libraries will have a limited number of COVID-19 rapid tests available for pickup this weekend. Tests will be available on Friday, Jan. 21, at the Pikesville branch only and on Saturday at all other branches. Distribution will begin at 9 a.m. on both days. Each person …

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Parent You Should Know: Donnita Fowler

Donnita Fowler Family Parent You Should Know

Title: Commercial Property Manager Family: We refer to them as The Great Eight: six biological children and two bonus children. Kenneth, Christian, Daniel Jr., Danyelle, Davon, Dominique, Noelle and Brandon   Family Favorites   Family Meal: Pot roast with carrots and potatoes Dessert: Banana Pudding Book to Read Together: My …

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Away At Camp, A Call for Caring

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  While the COVID-19 pandemic has given summer camps ample opportunity to practice keeping campers safe from illness and looking after their physical health, are those same camps also watching over their campers’ mental and emotional health? Baltimore’s Child takes a closer look at what camps are doing to guide …

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Keeping Your Child Free from Head Lice

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  Lice. Just reading the word can send shivers down a parent’s spine. However, lice infestations in children are relatively common. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 6 million and 12 million American children between the ages of 3 and 11 get head lice …

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Kiddie Academy Donates $40,000 to Support Family Promise

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  Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care closed out 2021 by donating $40,000 to create career opportunities for women in early childhood education. The money will fund scholarships through the national nonprofit Family Promise and create the Family Promise Leadership Academy, projected to open in 2022. The Abingdon-based Kiddie Academy, serving …

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Find Your Family Fun This Winter

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  When you need a break from the cold, indoor learning and play—or learning by play—facilities in the Baltimore area and beyond offer myriad options for children of all ages. Whether it’s science, nature, art, reading, games or sports, your family will find plenty here to keep young minds engaged …

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Playing it Safe

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During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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