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UNISON advice on the Childcare Act: disqualification from working with children

Camden UNISON’s advice for workers in schools, in the wake of OFSTED insisting that regulations for childminders around potential disqualification from working with children if someone else in your household has committed criminal offences. 721 more words

Why I Don't Give a Straight Answer to Every Question

“Yeah, but Dave, what do you believe is the right answer?”

One evening during our recent Spring Break trip I was sitting at dinner with two member of our team.   396 more words

Campus Ministry

Neuro words for nerds: Xanthochromia


Pronunciation: xan·tho·chro·mi·a (zān’thə-krō’mē-ə)

Etymology: from the Greek xanthos (ξανθός)=yellow and chroma (χρώμα)=color

Xanthochromia is a yellowish tinge to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) due to red blood cell degradation, indicating subacute to chronic subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Neuro Words For Nerds

Hydrocephalus Awareness, it IS brain surgery!

Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. 1,632 more words

Brain Surgery

Moving On with Hope

Life has changed tremendously for me over the last year or so. My tethered spinal cord was released, my husband and I separated, another granddaughter was born, I made a decision to move to Indianapolis, my dad was diagnosed with cancer and so many other things have happened. 296 more words


I grew up to be sincerely honest. It is a trait that my friends and family love and hate. Every time I tell a lie, it becomes very obvious for others to tell. 445 more words


My Game - Second Period - The Game Is Tied

Second Period. The game is tied. A week and a half after I was sent back to the neurosurgical ward at Sick Kids I was transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto to receive the radiation therapy treatments. 1,612 more words