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Back to back: Nielsen family features five generations of chiropractors

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

The Nielsen family tree resembles a spine, with five generations of chiropractors and the hope that the tradition of helping people stretches on like a good adjustment. Kristina Nielsen, who graduated in 2016 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, is the 13th chiropractor in her family. She works in Spokane with her parents, Blake and Kim Nielsen, who are both chiropractors and also graduates of the same university.
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Ask Dr. Universe: What are molecules?

A glass of water has more molecules than there are stars in the night sky. That’s what I found out from my friend Jack (Qiang) Zhang, an assistant professor of chemistry at Washington State University.
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Ask Dr. Universe: What do clouds do?

There are white and puffy cumulus clouds, thin and wispy cirrus clouds, and tall nimbostratus clouds that stretch high up in to the sky. Believe it or not, when you walk through fog, you are walking through a kind of cloud that’s touching the ground.
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Book: Raising autistic twins brought challenges for Seahawks legend Curt Warner and wife

Longtime sports writer Dave Boling knew all the stats about former NFL player Curt Warner, a standout 1980s Seattle Seahawks running back. What Boling didn’t learn until 2014 is what happened the past 20 years, when Warner and wife Ana faced the challenges of caring for twin boys with severe autism. Only recently did the couple feel ready to share that and teamed up with Boling to write “The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope.”
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have a belly button?

A small part of the cord will stay attached to the baby’s belly for a couple of days before it falls off. What’s left is a brand new belly button. Or if you want to use the more scientific name, it’s a brand new navel.
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7 things to keep in mind when talking to kids about tough subjects

Still, we don’t want to leave our children’s education and understanding of these topics to the internet, a friend, or some random kid on the bus, do we? So we must have the discussions in order for our children to have the information they need from a source that they (and, frankly, we) can trust.