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 …Read More »
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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, …Read More »
Field Notes For local schools, field trips have become far more than an excuse to get out of the classroom.
Looking back, my most memorable field trip was one with nearly no educational value. In sixth grade, our eccentric homeroom teacher loaded us onto the bus with our bathing suits, Super Soakers and bags upon bags of water balloons for a 45-minute drive to Catoctin Furnace. There, we engaged in …Read More »
Even if you’re not into Artscape (though why wouldn’t you be?!), there’s plenty to do this very hot weekend. Friday It’s Artscape weekend! The big summer festival in Baltimore everyone’s been waiting for. Head on up towards Mid-Town/Station North for everything art, live music, food and entertainment. For free! Happening …Read More »