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OHSU joins effort to raise vaccination rates – Portland Business Journal (blog)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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New Erlanger Children’s Hospital outpatient center is part one of $300 million expansion plan – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center Total cost: $35 million Erlanger contributes: $11.5 million Public contributes: $23.5 million Raised so far: $8 million Announcing they already have raised about a third of the money they will need, Erlanger Health System officials Wednesday kicked off their public fundraising drive to build a new $35 million Children’s Hospital outpatient center. They also showed off final drawings for the ambitious project,…

Senate Subcommittee Examines Migrant Children Abuse – ABC News

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Federal officials don’t know how many migrant children they’ve sent to live with convicted criminals across the U.S. over the last three years, at a time the government sought to speed young Central American migrants out of shelters and into private homes, the chair of a bipartisan congressional subcommittee said Wednesday. Overwhelmed by the numbers of children crossing the border, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services weakened its…

Don’t worry, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘will go on forever’ – HitFix

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just in case you were concerned about the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, allow Disney chairman Bob Iger to console you: there will be no end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever.  “Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever,” Iger told BBC Newsbeat in an interview. He also said he doesn’t think audiences are growing “weary” of the films, because: “I think…

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: The Kotaku Review – Kotaku

Thursday, January 28, 2016

As a movie-based LEGO game, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers doesn’t go far off script. As a Marvel Comics fan service vehicle it’s absolutely nuts. If you’re new to licensed LEGO action-adventure games both movie-based and otherwise, then congratulations—you’ve somehow managed not to play any of the 17 games released prior to LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. These include: That’s 17 games that all play the same way. Popular characters in the form of…

British government makes U-turn over resettlement of Syrian children – The Guardian

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Britain will take in unaccompanied Syrian refugee children who are already in Europe, the government is to announce, and will set aside a new £10m fund to support vulnerable migrant children. Related: Thousands of African child migrants feared in thrall to Italian traffickers It is the first time the UK has agreed to take Syrian refugees from within Europe and follows calls from charities and politicians for the country to…

One-Thing Shops: Pop-Up Books, Madrid – New York Times

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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2 children die in Wisconsin house fire, police say – Fox News

Thursday, January 28, 2016

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. –  A house fire has claimed the lives of two children from a family in eastern Wisconsin, including an 11-year-old girl who went back into the house to rescue two other children, officials said Wednesday. Sheboygan Falls Public Safety Director Steven Riffel identified the children who died as a 7-year-old boy, Carter Maki, and 11-year-old Natalie Martin. Another boy, 10-year-old Benjamin Martin, was in very…

Beloved principal killed in bus crash pushed children from harm’s way – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Amy Beverland Elementary Principal Susan Jordan, center, is shown here with her family. They are back row, from left: Lisa Jankowski, Amy Dinwiddie, Susan Jordan, Dan Kelley and Andy Jankowski; and front row, from left: Katherine Dinwiddie, Kelley Jankowski, Josh Jankowski, Wilkes Dinwiddie.  Provided by Lisa Jankowski Buy Photo Last SlideNext Slide Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, was killed when a school bus jumped a curb at…

Children urge Australia to free them from Nauru island ‘prison’ – CNN International

Thursday, January 28, 2016

“It’s not a crime to want to have a better life and future,” said one 18-year-old girl who asked CNN not to reveal her name because she fears for her safety. “We are treated as prisoners.” Stopping the Boats As Europe struggles to cope with the flood of migrants and refugees arriving by boat, Australia has for years embarked on a controversial and unusual policy. It intercepts boatloads of migrants…

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review) – Treehugger

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world — raising capable, conscientious, disciplined children who will become valuable members of society. It’s time for parents to start doing their job again. In a fascinating new book called The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, family physician and psychologist…

Teaching Parenting Skills At Doctor Visits Helps Children’s Behavior – NPR

Thursday, January 28, 2016

i A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford provides coaching on parenting skills. Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford…

Don’t worry, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘will go on forever’ – HitFix

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just in case you were concerned about the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, allow Disney chairman Bob Iger to console you: there will be no end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever.  “Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever,” Iger told BBC Newsbeat in an interview. He also said he doesn’t think audiences are growing “weary” of the films, because: “I think…

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: The Kotaku Review – Kotaku

Thursday, January 28, 2016

As a movie-based LEGO game, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers doesn’t go far off script. As a Marvel Comics fan service vehicle it’s absolutely nuts. If you’re new to licensed LEGO action-adventure games both movie-based and otherwise, then congratulations—you’ve somehow managed not to play any of the 17 games released prior to LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. These include: That’s 17 games that all play the same way. Popular characters in the form of…

Marvel will never stop making movies, according to Disney CEO – A.V. Club

Thursday, January 28, 2016

On last night’s episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter made the tongue-in-cheek observation, “a movie based on a comic book? Sounds like a dreadful idea!” Well, that’s too bad, Peggy, because Marvel Studios doesn’t plan on slowing down production for movies based on comic books any time soon—or any time ever, apparently. See, in a new interview with BBC Newsbeat, Disney CEO Bob Iger says Marvel movies…

Beloved principal killed in bus crash pushed children from harm’s way – Indianapolis Star

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last SlideNext Slide Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, was killed when a school bus jumped a curb at the school, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.(Photo: Provided by Lawrence Township Schools) UPDATE WEDNESDAY 11:25 A.M.:  The driver of the bus showed no outward signs of impairment at the scene of the crash, police told IndyStar. INDIANAPOLIS STAR No signs of driver impairment at scene of bus crash that killed…

Children urge Australia to free them from Nauru island ‘prison’ – CNN International

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“It’s not a crime to want to have a better life and future,” said one 18-year-old girl who asked CNN not to reveal her name because she fears for her safety. “We are treated as prisoners.” Stopping the Boats As Europe struggles to cope with the flood of migrants and refugees arriving by boat, Australia has for years embarked on a controversial and unusual policy. It intercepts boatloads of migrants…

Children’s novel The Lie Tree wins Costa Book of the Year – BBC News

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Media captionFrances Hardinge urges readers to explore fiction written for young adults and children A children’s novel has been named Costa Book of the Year for only the second time in the prize’s history. The judges said Frances Hardinge’s Victorian murder mystery The Lie Tree would “grip readers of all ages”. Hardinge beat bookmakers’ favourite, debut author Andrew Michael Hurley’s gothic horror The Loney, to win the £30,000 prize. The…

UNICEF launches humanitarian appeal of $2 billion for children – Pravda

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Geneva, 26 January 2016 – UNICEF today launched an appeal for raising $2 billion designed to serve 43 million children in emergency humanitarian situation throughout the world – The crisis in Syria increases the needs for emergency education For the first time, most of the collections obtained – 25 percent – will be dedicated to children’s education in emergency situations. This year UNICEF forecasts a great increase…

Fred Hutch joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsing HPV vaccination – Fred Hutch News Service

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SEATTLE – Jan. 27, 2016 – In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has joined with the 68 other U.S. National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased vaccination in adolescent girls and boys for the prevention of many types of HPV-related cancers in adulthood. The virus, which is sexually transmitted, impacts nearly all men…