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6/18/13-For the fourth straight year kids ages 3-12 took part in the effort to set a new Guinness World Record for largest swim lesson. The underlying message: drowning is the 2nd leading cause of accidental death for children under age 15. It's not yet known if the worldwide effort reached the goal of 24,873 participants needed to break the record, which was set during the same event last year. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Kids Go for the Largest Swimming Lesson

Children gathered in Clayton for an attempt at a world record for the largest swimming lesson.

06/18/2013

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As Summer Arrives So Do Warnings About Dock Safety

Three swimmers, including two children, were electrocuted last summer at Lake of the Ozarks.

05/30/2013

Kakabaka onesies and leg candy

Local Artists Find Success on Etsy – Part Two

You may have asked someone where they found that wonderful handmade item and they’ve told you — “Etsy”.

05/21/2013

T-shirts made by victims of child abuse, documenting what they went through in shocking detail, hang in the lobby of the Madison County Administration Building in Edwardsville. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Colorful Paper Cutouts Call Attention To Child Abuse Prevention Month

Children as young as one are subjected to “bondage, sadism, torture”, according to top law enforcer.

04/02/2013

File photo of a man rolling a joint. (Photo by VICTORIA HAZOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Parents Should Withhold Stories Of Past Drug Use From Children

Researchers have learned that parents who attempt to bond with their children by disclosing past drug use are unintentionally negating any anti-drug messages they may have expressed to their children in the past.

02/25/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Do Kids Need Their Own Music?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: If you’ve ever seen a newborn in a onesie emblazoned with a […]

01/25/2013

US astronaut Shannon Walker rests after landing near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan, on November 26, 2010. The Soyuz TMA-19 capsule carrying the crew of Russian Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA's Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker landed on earth, returning from six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 24 and 25 crews. (Photo by SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA: Children Should Still Dream To Be Astronauts

NASA’s Shannon Walker asserts the retirement of the space shuttles shouldn’t cause children to give up their dreams of becoming astronauts.

01/10/2013

Medicine

Virus Sending Babies and Toddlers to Hospital

It’s a very common, but sometimes serious virus called RSV – respiratory syncytial virus. Symptoms include coughing, congestion, runny nose and wheezing.

01/07/2013

Holding Hands with Elderly Patient

Holiday Visits Spark Worries About Older Relatives

“Something happened over that visit that they finally picked up that mom is getting frail and might need some help,” says Ann Bannes, Vice President,St. Andrews Resources for Seniors.

01/02/2013

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Keeping Your Sugarplums from Overdoing the Holiday Sweets

Dr. Heidi Sallee says it’s okay to let kids enjoy the holidays with some extra treats, especially if you’re going to a few parties.

12/24/2012

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