Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
Journalist Edward Humes reports on the stunning medical advances of recent years that are helping doctors to save the lives of premature and severely ill infants. His new book presents the work of one of the country’s leading neonatal intensive care units, at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in southern California.
- Edward Humes author and journalist
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