An app to explain medical terms for pediatric patients: Simply sayin’
Esophageal endoscopy. Lumbar puncture. Cardiac ablation. For pediatric patients, medical jargon can be confusing, complicated, and sometimes downright scary. But now, there’s an app for that. Simply Sayin‘ was developed by Brian Bogert, a former Phoenix Children’s Hospital patient, to help hospital staff, child life specialists and families to explain medical terms in kid-friendly, age-appropriate language. [...]
Drugs and music: How to talk to kids about the lyrics they hear
With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards broadcasting tonight, DrugFreeAZ.org is encouraging parents to take the opportunity to talk with children about the meaning behind the lyrics in some of today’s popular music. According to research from the University of Pittsburgh: One-third of pop songs contain explicit alcohol or other drug references, including 77 percent of [...]
It’s easy to assume that “Star Trek” stories are all about exploring outer space. Since Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” television series premiered on NBC in 1966, the Starship Enterprise has been traversing a universe filled with worlds different than our own — always with the “prime directive” of not interfering in ways that might alter [...]
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix celebrates Companion Animals month with this week’s craft (May 14-19), an easy-to-care-for pet, a puppet! Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool (with assistance) and above. Materials: 4” X 4” squares of brown, black, white, and other colors of construction paper, paper scraps, large or small craft sticks, glue [...]
Supercamp. Ages 3-13. Gymnastics, dance, karate, sports, bounce house, special guests and more. 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-3pm. $35/half day, $50/full day; sibling discounts and extended care available. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 3110 E Thunderbird Rd. 602-992-5790 or arizonasunrays.com.
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an [...]