Peru: About the Country
Introduction :: Peru Background: Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean...
Schistosomiasis Fact Sheet
What is schistosomiasis? Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia (bill-HAR-zi-a), is a disease caused by parasitic worms. Infection with Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium, and S. japonicum causes illness in humans. Although schistosomiasis is not found in the United States, 200 million people... Hepatitis, Viral, Type B
Description Hepatitis B is a viral infection with clinical manifestations that include anorexia, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting, and often progresses to jaundice. Severity ranges from inapparent infections detectable only by elevated liver function tests to fulminating, fatal cases... Panama: About the Country
Introduction :: Panama Background: Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century,...
Food Crisis: Guatemala in a State of Calamity
September 24, 2009, 6:39 pm
Beauty is not "chubby"; in fact, she has a bit of a belly and would definitely not be classified as either "skinny" or "malnourished". In short, she likes to eat, and it's rather apparent she eats well. She's in the upper percentile for her weight and the girl can surpass her brother's caloric... Top Ten List of Our First Year
April 6, 2009, 5:02 pm
I have found that if I sit down and remember how things were when we first brought Mita and Enu home a year ago, I fill up with pride and relief at the progress we have made. It is easy to be disheartened by the mundane everyday activities of parenthood. When you have had to announce to your... Black History Books/Games For Your Child's Class
February 11, 2010, 11:15 am
Robyn's latest post about Black History Month has motivated me to write on my own plans for this month. As we are in the middle of a snow-fest and the kids have missed a lot of school, I am a bit behind in my plans! Last year I wrote about the items I had purchased for my children's class...