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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘family health’

Visitor restrictions announced for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Temporary visitor restrictions took effect last week at Phoenix Children’s Hospital due to an increase in respiratory viruses seen in the community.

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Helping children through the grieving process

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A loss in the family can be a devastating experience. Children, especially, may need extra support to help them through the grieving process. “Children have a primary need to express their grief,” says Caryn Kondo, the clinical director at New Song Center for Grieving Children—a free, ongoing grief support-group program provided by Hospice of the Valley for […]

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Accurate information helps prevent teen substance abuse

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Providing kids with accurate information about the dangers of drugs and how to avoid them is probably the most effective measure parents can take to prevent teen substance abuse. Justin McBride, program director for DrugFreeAZKids.org, says there is a lot of misinformation circulating among teens. They are often told by peers and others that various substances are safe, […]

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Teaching fireworks safety to kids

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Growing up in Virginia, I learned about fireworks safety early. In our neighborhood near Washington, D.C., fireworks stands began appearing around the first of June. I have great memories of dusk celebrations and running around with the neighborhood kids, waiting for moms to set out lawn chairs and pass out the popsicles while dads lined […]

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Exploring the Halle Heart Children’s Museum

Most health information still comes in forms it’s hard to find terribly exciting. But learning about the heart can be a shared adventure for families who visit the Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe. The 16,000-square-foot museum opened in 2011, but has roots in the former Halle Heart Center, where I enjoyed chaperoning a school […]

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It’s Diabetes Alert Day: Take the test

Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call,” asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Understanding pediatric sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

Although the risk for SCA increases when children with underlying cardiac disorders participate in athletics, SCA can occur at very young ages and also when a child is at rest.

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Car seat safety check this Saturday

Families can have a child’s car seat recertified, learn how to install a seat correctly or get a free car seat.

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An increase in synthetic marijuana use among teens

Synthetic marijuana, known by names such as “K2,” “Spice,” and “Blaze,” produce euphoric and psychoactive effects similar to those associated with marijuana.

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New findings on what may lead kids to binge drinking

What can parents do to make sure kids don’t pick up the cues from the many movies out these days that show alcohol use?

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