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  • Facts about whooping cough

    Facts about whooping cough
    Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial disease that infects the respiratory system. It is most dangerous to infants, particularly those who are too young to be vaccinated. Symptoms: Children and adults suffer from severe coughing,...
  • Summer camps aren't just kids' stuff

    Summer camps aren't just kids' stuff
    In my youth, nothing spelled summer more than my box of stationery, stashed in a trunk next to my insect repellent, shorts, towels and bathing suit. Summer camp was the pinnacle of the illusion of freedom, albeit in a controlled environment. There I...
  • Resources Guide: How to find classes for seniors

    RESOURCES GUIDE Fall means back to school for kids and young adults. But hundreds of programs in the Southland are open to seniors, too. And relatives who are concerned about keeping their elders healthy —mentally and physically — should...
  • Rodent of the Week: Having a bunch of sisters might make you less sexy

    Pity the poor boy--in the United States at least--wedged in the midst of a bevy of sisters. When he's little, he'll certainly be dressed and made up like a doll. He will doubtless spend time cooling his heels at the bathroom door. He'll likely pine for...
  • 'Virals' by Kathy Reichs

    'Virals' by Kathy Reichs
    Virals A Novel Kathy Reichs Razorbill: 456 pp., $17.99 After 13 books that have netted her as many bestsellers and a hit TV show that is now in its fifth season, "Bones" author Kathy Reichs once again gets forensic with her latest, only this time...
  • Book review: Willy Wonka's creator

    Book review: Willy Wonka's creator
    Storyteller The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl Donald Sturrock Simon & Schuster: 658 pp., $30 I was sitting on an airplane with a copy of "Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl" when an elegant woman in the seat next to me murmured,...
  • Travel info: Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Kennedy Space Center

    From LAX, Delta, American, United and Virgin America offer nonstop service to Orlando, Fla.; US Airways and Southwest offer direct service (stop, no change of planes) and Continental and Southwest offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted...
  • To be a well-adjusted adult, it helps to be a well-loved baby

    To be a well-adjusted adult, it helps to be a well-loved baby
    Feeling stressed-out? Anxious? Overly sensitive to things other people say? You can blame your mother. (As if you weren't doing that already.) A growing body of scientific evidence points to the long-lasting effects of maternal nurturing while children...
  • Hiking the Sierra with three llamas and a baby

    Hiking the Sierra with three llamas and a baby
    I wouldn't call it a vacation, exactly. Any time you have three pet llamas and a 3-year-old and you're covering 30 miles in less than a week, it's like, well, let's call it an adventure. My wife, Amber, and I and our high-energy daughter Ediza spent a...
  • Fall preview: Children's books

    Fall preview: Children's books
    In young-adult fiction, look for the fall to squeeze every last drop of — excuse the expression — blood out of the vampire and supernatural creature trend. We've seen werewolves, ghosts, warrior fairies, zombies … where can we go next?...
  • Word Play: Pictures for the fall

    Word Play: Pictures for the fall
    In "Knuffle Bunny" and "Knuffle Bunny, Too," readers fell in love with the highly expressive Trixie in her pre-verbal and preschool states. Along with her, we experience the drama of (temporarily) losing her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny, and we strain...