Kidney Donor


A major problem has been the world shortage of suitable organs to transplant. Some countries have banned “live” transplants, for commercial rackets were developing. Donors were being paid for their organs, and recipients also were being charged huge fees for organs, and this is contrary to the spirit of the whole procedure. People are being…
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Poisoning


A child who has ingested a toxic substance or an excessive amount of a therapeutic medication may or may not be able to tell you what has happened; this will depend on the child’s age, her condition after the episode (that is, alert, drowsy, or unconscious), and her emotional state. Poisoning Symptoms Indications that your…
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Samuel Sunday School Lesson Activity


Into the Lesson Carry into the classroom a rock that is as large as practical. Write EBENEZER conspicuously on the rock. Cover the rock with a cloth, and then display the rock as class begins. Lead the class (or have someone else lead) in singing the old hymn, “Come, Thou Fount.” Make sure to include…
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Ant Facts


Ants are a vast group of insects related to bees and wasps. Most ants have a tiny waist and are wingless. Ants are the main insects in tropical forests, living in colonies of anything from 20 to millions. Ant colonies are all female. Most species have one or several queens which lay the eggs. Hundreds…
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Febrile Seizures


Febrile seizures are a type of generalized seizure precipitated by a fever. (Because there is a specific reason for febrile seizures, they are not considered a form of epilepsy.) They are estimated to occur in 2 to 5 percent of children between the ages of four months and five years. The majority take place between…
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Adrenal System


The urinary system is a complex one serving to eliminate from the body unwanted by-products of tissue metabolism. But in addition, and probably more importantly, it exerts an astounding effect on the whole body aimed at preserving what is called “homeostasis.” This means “constancy of the internal environment.” In short, it is involved with keeping…
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Roseola


A viral illness most commonly seen in children younger than two years of age. It is characterized by an average of three to five days of high fever-ranging from103°F to 105°F and occasionally as high as 106°F-ac-companied by very few specific symptoms. A mild runny nose, an occasional cough, a little drowsiness, and at times…
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Dog Sexual Behavior


The sexuality of their pet can be a problem for all dog owners, but is probably heightened when two dogs are kept together, especially if they are of the opposite sex. The majority of male dogs reach puberty between six and 12 months old, but are rarely used for breeding before the age of a…
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The Story of Zaccheus


Luke 19:1-10 In Jericho there lived a very rich man called Zaccheus. He was the top tax collector in that area. He made a lot of money for himself and for the Romans. Because of this, the Jews did not like Zaccheus. They called him a greedy traitor. When Jesus was on his way to…
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David and Bathsheba


2 Samuel 11:1-26 King David was a very great king because he loved God so much. One day, though, David stopped putting God first in his life. Instead, he chose to go to bed with a married woman. This was against God’s rules. The woman’s name was Bathsheba. She was the wife of Uriah the…
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Dogs Teeth


A puppy is born without teeth, but by five to eight weeks it will have twenty-eight puppy or ‘milk’ teeth, which seldom give trouble while being cut. At about four months—sometimes a little sooner—puppies other than toy dogs begin to change their teeth. The forty-two or forty-four permanent teeth are usually through by five months….
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Transplant Facts


Some heart transplants implant a donor heart ‘piggyback’ to aid the patient’s heart. More and more body parts can now be replaced, either by transplants (parts taken from other people or animals) or by implants (artificial parts). Common transplants include: the kidney, the cornea of the eye, the heart, the lung, the liver and the…
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Restless Leg Syndrome


Some patients complain of “restless legs,” causing the legs to twitch and jump shortly after retiring to bed at night. It may be associated with vague sensory changes. The bed partner complains more frequently than the patient. The cause is unknown. Some claim it is due to oxygen lack to the lower limbs occasioned by…
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Fruit Preparing


Fresh fruit can be presented in unusual ways to make a table look very attractive, and will be a real talking point at a party. The ideas shown here take very little time to carry out. Pineapples, for example, can be prepared in many decorative ways in addition to rings, spears and cubes. Melons make…
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Sunday School Lesson on Choose to Follow God


Introduction A. The Dream Team The film The Dream Team is a 1989 comedy about mental patients who meet for group therapy. When their psychiatrist takes them on an outing, he witnesses a slaying and is nearly killed by the perpetrators. The group, not knowing what happened to their doctor, is left in New York…
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Container Gardening Ideas


Whether containers are used indoors or outdoors for growing plants, the key to their success is understanding their special needs. Container plants need careful watering. Outdoor containers and baskets will probably need daily watering during summer months, even in overcast weather, as they dry out very quickly. Check the compost (potting soil) regularly as it…
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Thunderstorm Facts


Thunderstorms begin when strong updraughts build up towering cumulonimbus clouds. Water drops and ice crystals in thunderclouds are buffeted together. They become charged with static electricity. Negative charges sink to the base of a cloud; positive ones rise. When the different charges meet they create lightning. Sheet lightning is a flash within a cloud. Forked…
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