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Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness?...
SOURCE: New York University, news release, March 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- One big factor holding kids back as they enter kindergarten may sit in the family living room: the television.

New research suggests that youngsters who watch a lot of TV -- or other screens -- are less ready for school than those who don't.

"Given that...

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Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study...
SOURCE: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, news release, Feb. 21, 2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Children born with heart defects seem to be at increased risk of learning problems in elementary school, a new study suggests.

And those with less severe heart abnormalities may not receive needed assistance, the study of third graders from North Carolina found.<...

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