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Summer ideas: Field trips within an hour's drive

May 1, 2013 There’s something to say about hitting the road and heading out of town for a day trip with kids. more »»

Poll: Attitudes shift among working moms

May 1, 2013 WASHINGTON — Working mothers increasingly want full-time jobs, and tough economic times might be a big reason, according to a national survey. more »»

T. rex not a standup guy? Test your dinosaur knowledge

May 1, 2013 NEW YORK — Here’s a test of your dinosaur knowledge: Did Tyrannosaurus rex stand upright, with its tail on the ground? The answer: N. more »»

Early number sense plays role in math skills

May 1, 2013 WASHINGTON — We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. more »»

‘Super Hero Day’ set for Sunday

April 20, 2013 Kids, it’s time to dress up and test your Super Hero powers. The Altoona Mirror is holding a Super Hero Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Blair County Convention Center in?Altoona. more »»

Drugs and pregnancy don’t always mix

March 13, 2013 By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. more »»

Panel studies gestational diabetes

March 8, 2013 WASHINGTON — A change in testing could nearly triple the number of women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy, but would catching milder cases help mother or baby? A government panel is urging... more »»

Spice it up: Dates can help couples reconnect, have fun

February 6, 2013 This time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in candy hearts, school parties and pink cupcakes. Gone are the days of wine and candlelit dinners. more »»

Just one: Having only one child, by choice or by chance, has benefits

February 4, 2013 It’s not as if Jackie Lund was determined to have only one child; it just happened that way. more »»

Chew on this: Proper dental care begins before baby teeth

February 4, 2013 Cameras let us capture priceless grins, but effective pediatric dental care makes a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Eduardo Marquez of Marquez Family Dentistry in Altoona and Dr. Jason R. more »»

Fun on the slopes: Teaching your children how to ski? Have them take a lesson

February 4, 2013 Everybody falls. Not everybody knows how to get back up. more »»

More babies squeezing organic food from pouches

February 4, 2013 ALBANY, N.Y. — Baby food used to have an image as stable — and bland — as a jar of strained peas. And its target market was limited to, well... babies. No more. more »»

Bounce houses a party hit, but kids’ injuries soar

February 4, 2013 Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO — They may be a big hit at kids’ birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in recent years, a... more »»

Library listings

February 4, 2013 Altoona Area Public Library February n Mother Goose on the Loose, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 and 25. Story Time for children ages 12 months to 24 months. more »»

Foreign adoptions by Americans decline

January 28, 2013 NEW YORK — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. more »»

Taylor's journey: Hopewell teen to race in Alaska's Junior Iditarod XXXVI

January 6, 2013 A few days after she turns sweet 16, Bedford County resident Taylor Steele will experience a less typical milestone. more »»

Allegheny Ballet Company teams young dancers with professional alumni for annual ‘Nutcracker’

December 3, 2012 Weeks before taking the stage to perform iconic scenes from “The Nutcracker,” rehearsals are going on inside the Allegheny Ballet Company studio in Altoona. more »»

St. Francis offers autism-friendly Santa visits on Dec. 8

December 3, 2012 LORETTO — The Autism Task Force at St. Francis University will sponsor its first Sensitive Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8. The event will take place at the DiSepio Institute. more »»

Overcoming obstacles: Visually-impaired teen marches in Altoona Area Junior High band

November 15, 2012 When the Altoona Area Junior High School varsity marching band steps out, Taylor Carini of Altoona is right in line playing his trumpet — maybe even one of his favorite songs, the theme song from th... more »»

New TV series shows open adoption from both sides

October 30, 2012 NEW YORK — Pregnant at 18, a high school dropout, Genavieve Diggs knew she wasn’t equipped to raise a child, but after surrendering her newborn for adoption, she nearly changed her mind. more »»



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