LIVING WITH CHILDREN: Interpersonal snot wiping will go away — eventually
Q: We are having a problem with our 32-month-old son. He picks his nose — most often in a public setting — and then proceeds to wipe it on other family members. It’s disgusting. We have tried ignoring his behavior and mildly smacking his hand away when he tries to wipe it on us. Neither approach is working. Do you have any suggestions?
Fundraiser set for officer after kidney transplant
When he was a child, Matt Sheltman was diagnosed with kidney disease.
At first, Matt’s sister Susan wrote in a letter being used to help publicize the Matt Sheltman Benefit chili dinner and silent auction, the doctors weren’t even sure what to call it, so they named it “Sheltman Syndrome.” After a lot of research, they diagnosed it as “Fanconi’s Syndrome” and “Renal Tubular Dysfunction,” rare diseases that prevent the kidneys from working properly.
3-1 Edmond Senior Center calendar
This week at the Senior Center activities include:
9 a.m.: *Tai Chi
10:15 a.m.: *Zumba Gold
2:15 p.m.: Jazzercise Lite
AS I SEE IT: Take time to know someone’s name
One final commute to OSU, one final exam and I’d have my certification in hand. I left the house frazzled and sleep deprived that morning, but I was making good time until I encountered the tortuous detour that added minutes to my already tight schedule. Stillwater is a straight shot east of Hennessey. I’d driven it countless times, but this time I found myself off the beaten track that spilled me out in Perry without an inkling of how to get back to the highway. Eerie. “The Twilight Zone” in broad daylight, and time was fleeting. I crept along, reading street signs in a mounting panic until I happened upon the post office on the west side of the square. Surely a federal employee could give me directions.
Russian delegates examine governance
Six Russian delegates participating in the Open World Program will spend Feb. 28-March 8, in Oklahoma City examining the Oklahoma Accountable Governance system. Managed by the Open World Leadership Center, Open World is the only exchange program in the U.S. legislative branch.
VIDEO: NASA discovers 'mother lode' of alien planets
NASA is announcing that by using the Kepler Space Telescope scientists have almost doubled the number of known exoplanets, including four in the habitable zone, which means the planets have mild enough temperatures to support life.
Police, citizens suffer from lack of mental health beds
Edmond police officers logged more than 5,000 miles during a 12-month period transporting patients to locations including Cushing, Norman, Lawton and Ada due to a lack of mental health beds in the area.
The miles were logged from January 2013 to January 2014. Last month alone, Edmond officers drove 642 miles during 19 mental health transports.
Jenny Monroe, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said the agency is not complaining, that this is part of their job. Monroe said the lack of beds and the number of mental health patients is a reality local law enforcement deals with on a regular basis.
You can examine your doctor's record, but don't expect to learn everything
Recently a reader wrote me to ask how patients can perform background checks on their doctors, to make sure that they're in good standing. He had a reason for asking: A few years ago, he said, he'd agreed to have a spinal fusion performed by an apparently well-regarded surgeon.
VIDEO: California couple strikes gold
A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.
Crossroads Foundation provides grief relief
There are 42 kinds of loss one can feel and the natural reaction to loss is grief.
“Grief is one of the least addressed concerns in our society,” said Jo Clipson, Grief Coordinator/Crossroads Hospice. “It is the normal and natural reaction to loss.”
Clipson is the moderator for The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program, based on The Grief Recovery Handbook.
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