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Detecting Radon in Your Home

Detecting Radon in Your Home

Safety Savvy

The EPA Web site—www.epa.gov—lists professionals who have passed EPA's qualifying exam for radon mitigation services. You'll also find information there for homeowners who want to do the work themselves. Asbestos, another environmental hazard in some homes, also is covered on the site.

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When's the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?

How Soon Can You Take a Pregnancy Test

Whether you’re hoping for a positive or negative result, taking a pregnancy test is always an anxiety-riddled task. From doubting how accurate a home pregnancy test is to wondering when to take a pregnancy test, a million questions are swirling around in your mind.

Pregnancy is a life-changing event, and most people want to know sooner rather than later. However, while at-home pregnancy tests are convenient and fairly accurate when taken at the appropriate time, it’s normal to second-guess whether you’ve received a false-negative or false-positive result.

Lead Poisoning and Prevention

Lead Poisoning and Prevention

Gadget Guide

Don't use cardboard or plastic CO detectors that indicate the presence of high CO levels by changing color. They aren't very reliable, and they don't emit a sound to alert you.

Get the Lead Out

You may not think there's much you can do to protect your child from pollution in soil, air, and water, but in the case of one childhood nemesis—lead poisoning—you can do quite a lot.

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Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Parents: Do Your Homework
Standardized testing -- two simple words that often strike fear for children, teachers, and parents alike. Many states use proficiency testing as a way to assess children and evaluate teachers. In some states, a low score on a proficiency exam is grounds for holding your child back. Whatever the policies are in your state, your job is to prepare your young learner for the testing challenge.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Making the Most of Standardized Tests

Improving Test Scores

Making the Most of Standardized Tests

Odds are your child will have to take at least one standardized test each academic year and, considering the bills in the U.S. Congress, standardized tests will become high-stakes tests. A high-stakes test is a standardized test tied to a major education decision, such as whether a student will advance to the next grade, enter a preferred program, or receive a high school diploma. High-stakes tests could also be tied to district or school funding, and teachers' and administrators' salaries.
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Smoke Alarms: How to Install and Maintain Them

Smoke Alarms: How to Install and Maintain Them

Your chances of dying in a fire are cut in half if you have a working smoke alarm.

The majority of states require smoke alarms to be used in both new and existing homes, and more than 90 percent of homes have at least one. The early warnings these devices provide are a big reason why the nation's fire fatality rate has been dropping.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Leaving School and Learning at Home

The transition

Leaving School and Learning at Home

Removing your kids from school—permanently—can be both frightening and exhilarating. Having the freedom to choose your child's educational path is thrilling—and assuming responsibility for your educational choices can be overwhelming. Confidence in your ability to teach your child will help you through that (sometimes) challenging first year of transition.

Parents are often unsure about their ability to homeschool because they lack a teaching degree.

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What Is Gestational Diabetes?

Causes and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes that develops for the first time in pregnancy is called gestational diabetes and affects between two and seven percent of pregnant women. In this condition, the pancreas produces insufficient insulin to move glucose (sugar) from the blood to be stored, resulting in high levels of glucose in the blood. It usually begins at 20-24 weeks of pregnancy.

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Updated: December 15, 2021

Where to Get a Free Pregnancy Test

Where to get a free pregnancy test

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Home Maintenance Schedule

Spring and summer

Home Maintenance Schedule

Use the Home Maintenance Checklist to make sure your home is in good repair and for more information on why each of the following steps is important. This schedule will help you decide what time of year is best for each safety precaution.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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The ABCs of STDs

What Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

The ABCs of STDs

"We should make the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think our children should be having sex."

Do you agree with Jack Handey's "Deep Thought"? Let reality intrude for a moment and face the fact that many of our teenagers are having sex at a younger age than ever before and with more partners.

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Updated: June 21, 2021

5 Family History & Genealogy Podcasts to Listen to This Fall

woman listening to genealogy podcast

Genealogy and family history have become hot topics for many families thanks to affordable and easy ways to test your DNA. These tests allow us to do everything from discovering how prone we are to like a certain ice cream flavor to learning important health data to exposing family secrets. You might have friends who have uncovered a different heritage than they knew to be true for their family or even long lost family members.

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