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(NAPSI)—There may be a rare genetic disorder in your family that you don’t even know about, but the good news is that a genetic counselor can provide the information, guidance and support to help you understand the chance of passing the condition to your children and options to help your child manage the condition.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to college, many economists say, you can’t afford not to go. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over a working life, high school graduates can expect to earn, on average, $1.2 million; those with a bachelor’s degree, $2.1 million; and people with a master’s degree, $2.5 million.
Two Pima Community College alumni are hoping to return to Pima as members of the governing board.
(BPT) - Many people agree that it’s the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
Dr. Daniel L. Kester is Pima Community College’s Director of Veterans and Military Affiliated Services.
(StatePoint) Despite its many benefits, homeownership is not without its financial risks. Whether you’re a current homeowner needing assistance, or you’re looking to purchase a home in the future, realistic goals, sound advice, careful planning, and a clear understanding of the costs involved are critical.
(NAPSI)—For many, the decision to have a child may very well be the biggest and most fulfilling decision they will make. And after the decision is made to start a family, future parents often discover that planning for the baby’s future can be a daunting task. Which car seat will they use? How will they babyproof the house? Which schools will the child attend?
Adrienne Fluitt of BASIS Oro Valley has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2014 Yale Educator Award.
Like many Tucsonans, Victoria Steele was moved by the events on January 8, 2011. Unlike most, Steele saw it as a call to action and ran for the State House of Representative, winning a seat in District 9.
The University of Arizona will have another record-setting year with the greatest number of incoming freshmen, the highest overall enrollment and greater student diversity, preliminary figures indicate.
(BPT) - Imagine feeling suddenly sad, angry, alone, confused and worried, without really understanding why. This is how 75 percent of grieving children claim they feel after losing a loved one, according to the National Alliance for Grieving Children. While the journey to acceptance of a loss is difficult for everyone, a child’s limited ability to understand death can make his or her way of grieving much more difficult. Children of all ages grieve differently than adults, and hospice professionals can provide the help they need.
(BPT) - Kathy Hesselgrave’s 90-year-old mother’s health declined to the point where she was no longer able to live in her home by herself. Because her mother needed help cooking and taking her medication, Hesselgrave found herself taking care of her mom, splitting the days and nights with her niece. Other family members pitched into help, too, but it became too much.
(BPT) - As students young and old head back to school, attention turns to getting good grades. Smart parents know that positive study habits boost success in the classroom, but finding ways to encourage kids academically can be difficult. A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
As local districts prepare for the new school year, many are also making plans to have school resource officers on site thanks to $12 million in state funding approved by the School Safety Program Oversight Committee.
(BPT) - There’s the summer vacation you dream of: happy children playing games, parents relaxing, cheerful grandparents, smooth roads, short lines and easy-to-schedule outdoor sports and activities for the kids. And then there’s the reality, which more closely resembles “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
For two Seattle Pacific University students, the scene was all too familiar.
(StatePoint) The irony of summer is that for many people, it’s the most important time of year to stay fit, but it can actually be the hardest time of year to stick to one’s diet.
(NAPSI)—As the U.S. housing market continues its rebound, many buyers and lenders are trying to understand the new landscape and what it means. With tougher credit standards, fewer buyers qualify for mortgage loans. While housing prices remain below the peak of several years ago, they have been steadily rising, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors.
The Picture Rocks Intermediate School’s Leadership Club recently visited the State Capitol in Phoenix. PRI Counselor Kathy Provencio said the students “found the visit very informative and felt like they got to experience an important part of state history.”
Marana High School will have two new basketball coaches next fall. Girls coach Sarah Whaley confirmed on Sunday that she has stepped down as coach to take a new position at the high school.