National Safety Month: Teaching Kids About Emergency Preparedness

Shocking data released by the National Safety Council (NSC) reveals that more than 2,000 children younger than 4 are killed each year accidentally. This National Safety Month, NSC encourages everyone to focus on young child safety and parent education. Safety can begin at home by taking simple steps that reduce…

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Medical Alert Bracelet Helps Police Return Wandering Child with Autism

  A missing child is every parent’s fear and something that they hope never happens to them. Right with you one minute, and then with a blink of an eye, gone the next.  At first you hope that it is just a prank, that your child is going to suddenly…

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CHD Support Groups and Organizations for Heart Families

February 7-14 marks Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week! During this time, everyone is encouraged to help raise awareness of this serious medical condition. CHD is the number one birth defect that affects every 125 babies every year in the United States. Parents whose children are diagnosed with CHD are presented…

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7 Reasons You Probably Never Heard of to Wear a Medical ID

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Most people recognize medical IDs as a necessity if you live with diabetes or food allergies. But there are a number of different reasons you probably have never heard of for people to wear a medical ID. 7. Your loved one doesn’t always remember. Dementia affects more than just your ability…

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Free IDs for Kids at Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti

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Inspired by their adoptive son’s diabetes diagnosis, Drs.  Rick and Wendy Bonnell established Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti in 2012 with partners Dr. Chris and Lisa Carpenter. A nonprofit organization, the clinic provides comprehensive medical care to disadvantaged Haitian children who live with chronic, non-communicable diseases, like diabetes, heart disease,…

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Meet Hawkins: two-year-old with hydrocephalus and joy for life

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September may be the turning point between seasons. Summer fades into the cooler weather of spring as leaves change and the air lightens. But the month is also an opportunity for people around the country to rally support for raising awareness of hydrocephalus during National Hydrocephalus Awareness month. Hydrocephalus is…

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Your Back to School Resources for Managing Epilepsy

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Although as many as 1 in 26 people in the Unites States will develop a seizure disorder, the condition is not as commonly discussed as food allergies among children returning to school. But the challenges can be just as great for children managing epilepsy and their families. Communication is key…

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