Goodnight iPad

Goodnight iPad, written by Ann Droyd, is a parody of Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon that was published in 1947.

Book Overview

Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs and Facebook requests and thumbs tapping texts and new viral clips of cats doing flips. Wouldn’t it be nice to say goodnight to all that? Like the rest of us who cannot resist just a few more scrolls and clicks, you may find yourself ready for bed while still clinging to your electronics long after dark. This book, which is made of paper, is a reminder for the child in all of us to power down at the end of the day. This hilarious parody not only pokes loving fun at the bygone quiet of the original classic, but also at our modern plugged-in lives. It will make you laugh, and it will also help you put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don’t worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning.

Goodnight iPad was published by Penguin Group Incorporated in 2011.

You can pick-up a copy of Goodnight iPad from the following locations:

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Memento 009 Trial

Meningococcal (men-in-juh-COC-cal) disease, also called meningitis (men-in-JAI-tis) is a serious illness that causes the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord to swell and become inflamed.

Meningococcal disease is caused by a certain type of bacteria that can make young people (10-25 years of age) very sick. Meningococcal disease can be spread through kissing, sharing the same water bottle or cup, coughing, or sneezing. Symptoms of meningococcal disease include a high fever, chills, lethargy, and a rash.

Our office is part of a clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine for MnB in adolescents ages 10 to 18 years old.

The goal of this trial is to help doctors to understand if the investigational vaccine for MnB works the same every time a batch of vaccine is made and to compare those results with adolescents who did not receive the investigational vaccine for MnB.

For more information, please contact our research department.

FluView National Flu Activity Map

The FluView National Flu Activity Map is a complementary widget to the state-by-state flu map widget introduced in the 2007-2008 flu season. This interactive map allows users to see the most recent seasonal influenza activity map for the entire country as well as the activity levels from previous weeks in the current flu season.


KidsDoc Symptom Checker

The KidsDoc Symptom Checker is a graphical drawing of a child that allows you to hover over the portion of the body where your child is experiencing symptoms. You then click on the section to display a list of symptoms and select the symptom from the list. There is also a complete A-Z list of symptoms.

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Why are children at higher risk for getting the flu?

Children are more likely to get the flu or have flu-related complications because their immune systems are still developing. A recent CDC study shows that treating children with the flu can be costly. Each year in the U.S. an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized for flu-related complications. During the 2011-12 flu season, 26 deaths in children were reported to CDC. Severe flu-related complications are most common in children younger than 2. Young children, 6 months to 5 years, are at risk of febrile seizures. Children with chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes have an extremely high risk of developing serious flu-related complications.

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Cooking with Kids

The kitchen can be a fascinating place for young children. They see grown-ups working briskly in there, watch the steam rise from pots on the stove, and smell what’s on the menu that night. Even older kids might be intrigued by how baked goods and meals come together. It isn’t always convenient to invite them into the kitchen to help, but consider doing so when time allows.

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Dream On Me Recalls Infant Swings Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Happy Swing II infant swings

Units: About 560

Importer: Dream On Me Inc., of South Plainfield, N.J.

Hazard: The opening between the tray and seat or the grab bar and seat can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children if the belt is not engaged.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Happy Swing II is a fabric infant swing that comes in red and green with a tray and grab bar attachment. The model/style number included in the recall is “432” which is printed on a label on the frame of the swing. The fabric swing sits on a triangular frame and is battery operated.

Sold at: Juvenile products stores and CSN stores nationwide and online at Wayfair and Amazon.com from October 2010 through September 2012 for between about $80 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled infant swings immediately and contact Dream On Me for a replacement product. Consumers will have a choice between a free replacement swing or a Melody Musical baby walker.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dream On Me toll-free at (877) 201-4317 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.dreamonme.com