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A Classroom in Your Bathroom

November 08, 1994

Scrub down and brush up on science at the same time in the bathclassroom.

The Human Body clear-vinyl shower curtain features four colorful large-scale drawings of the human anatomy. Each physique delineates an anatomical system: muscular, digestive, respiratory and skeletal.

After graduating from fundamental anatomy, you can move on to other science classes from the Educated Curtain such as a map of the United States, periodic table of the elements, and planets. You can emerge from a bubble bath as a clean autodidact, and head for the breakfast table for a pop quiz with your Read A Mat place mats, featuring more than 50 subjects. Call Straight Edge Inc. at (800) 732-3628 (cq)to order your shower curtain ($22) or mats or to ask about local outlets.

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Annual Los Angeles conference on Women and HIV will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and in Spanish on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Radisson Wilshire Plaza Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd. Call (213) 468-9536 for information about workshops, child care, transportation and parking. . . .

Call (800) 3POSADA for a registration packet to participate in the 1.5-mile fund-raising candlelight walk for AIDS Service Center on Dec. 3 through Old Town Pasadena. . . .

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has set up a query clearinghouse at (800) 643-4794 to answer environmental health questions. Fax: (919) 361-9408). . . .

Maria Serrao, an actress and model who is paralyzed from the knees down, has put together an exercise program on home video geared toward people with disabilities. "Everyone Can Exercise!" can be ordered for $14.95 at (800) 782-8892. . . .

As part of a campaign against child abuse, the state Department of Social Services asks for your personal experience with or knowledge about "shaken infant syndrome"--babies and small children injured by severe shaking done by angry adults. Send comments, which will be kept confidential to: Public Awareness and Outreach Programs, M.S. 17-09, 744 P St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814.

* This health roundup, compiled by C.A. Wedlan from wire service reports, appears in Life & Style on Tuesdays.

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