children http://kgou.org en Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-medieval-fair-eve-nations <p>Behold maidens and dragon slayers, Norman’s <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1499772">38th Annual Medieval Fair</a>&nbsp;takes place Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6.</p><p>Seven stages feature non-stop music and theater performances. Food vendors provide a feast of smoked turkey legs or home made root beer as fairgoers watch jousts and jugglers until the day grows olde. In addition to the royal entertainment, more than 200 arts and crafts booths sell handmade medieval collectibles like costumes, stained glass and hand-made jewelry.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What began as a small, one-day project by the University of Oklahoma’s English Department now takes place at one of Norman’s biggest public venues, </span>Reaves<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park on Jenkins Avenue.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 26312 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations How Will Exchanges Change Options For Kids' Health Coverage? http://kgou.org/post/how-will-exchanges-change-options-kids-health-coverage As the scheduled launch of the state health insurance marketplaces on Oct. 1 approaches, many parents have questions about covering their children. Here are a few we got recently.<br /> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:28:00 +0000 editor 14105 at http://kgou.org How Will Exchanges Change Options For Kids' Health Coverage? Swallowing Tiny Magnets Can Lead To Big Trouble For Kids http://kgou.org/post/swallowing-tiny-magnets-can-lead-big-trouble-kids <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGYR_GaOfvA</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:40:17 +0000 editor 11292 at http://kgou.org Swallowing Tiny Magnets Can Lead To Big Trouble For Kids New IVF Technique Raises Ethical Questions http://kgou.org/post/new-ivf-technique-raises-ethical-questions A Philadelphia baby, born in May, is the first child in the world conceived using a new in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique, which screens embryos for chromosomal disorders and abnormalities before implantation.<p>People who use this technique will avoid implanting chromosomally abnormal embryos that would result in either not becoming pregnant, or in miscarriage.<p><div class="pullquote" style="">The concept of a designer child is not what most doctors are interested in being part of.<div class="pullquoteauth">&ndash;Dr. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:03:57 +0000 editor 11106 at http://kgou.org New IVF Technique Raises Ethical Questions Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend http://kgou.org/post/falling-obesity-rates-among-preschoolers-mark-healthful-trend A fresh <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/childhoodobesity/">analysis</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the tide<em> may</em> be turning on the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood">childhood obesity</a> front.<p>After decades of steady increases, 19 states and U.S. territories saw small decreases in their rates of obesity among low-income preschoolers. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:25:17 +0000 editor 11085 at http://kgou.org Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend FBI: Operation Rescues 105 Sexually Exploited Children http://kgou.org/post/fbi-operation-rescues-105-sexually-exploited-children <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc6J6MdoBog</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:39:00 +0000 editor 10557 at http://kgou.org FBI: Operation Rescues 105 Sexually Exploited Children Family Sues Over DHS Child Death http://kgou.org/post/family-sues-over-dhs-child-death <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Family members of a 5-year-old girl who was killed by her father have amended a lawsuit against the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Department of Human Services and two child-welfare workers who were fired by the state.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:56:49 +0000 Associated Press 9031 at http://kgou.org Family Sues Over DHS Child Death Survey Shows Oklahoma Children's Well-Being Improves http://kgou.org/post/survey-shows-oklahoma-childrens-well-being-improves <p></p><p>An annual report on the well-being of children in the United States <a href="http://datacenter.kidscount.org/~/media/65/2013KC_state_profile_OK.pdf">shows improvement in&nbsp;Oklahoma</a>.</p><p>The state's ranking improved from 40th to 36th among the 50 states in the <a href="http://www.aecf.org/~/media/Pubs/Initiatives/KIDS%20COUNT/123/2013KIDSCOUNTDataBook/2013KIDSCOUNTDataBookr.pdf">Kids Count report</a> released Monday by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.</p><p>The foundation ranks states based on four areas — economic well-being; education; health; and family and community issues.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:24:26 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 8419 at http://kgou.org Survey Shows Oklahoma Children's Well-Being Improves Inoculated Against Fear: Vaccines In America http://kgou.org/post/inoculated-against-fear-vaccines-america <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.jpeds.com/"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Journal of Pediatrics</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.jpeds.com/content/JPEDSDeStefano">recently published results</a> from a study indicating there is no correlation between “too many vaccines too soon” and developing autism.</span></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:51:24 +0000 Ana Nospal 3051 at http://kgou.org Inoculated Against Fear: Vaccines In America