Mother, daughter debate ear piercing

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Topic: What is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced? Mom The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends postponing ear piercing until a child is old enough to care for the pierced site herself. The reasons given are risk factors including infection, choking hazard, allergic reactions and embedded earrings. While these risks are […]

Children at risk for obesity

Tom Morris Current research indicates that over 20 percent of all children in the United States have two or more risk factors for coronary artery disease. Two or more risk factors place a child at a “moderate” risk level for future coronary artery disease. One of the most common risk factors in children is obesity. […]

Factors to consider for proper water management of lawns

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Are you having problems determining when and how much to water each time you irrigate your lawn? Well, you need to understand that several factors need to be considered to accomplish this task properly. • First, determine the type and depth of your soil. Clay soil will certainly be […]