All Blog Posts Tagged 'prevention' (12)

shower filters & Breast cancer

Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America, 

has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.  …

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Added by Marina Yamamoto on July 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Asthma in Children – What is Asthma, Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

I remember my oldest son had a lot of problems when he was a baby with frequent upper respiratory infections, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and asthma.  I never found out what triggered his asthma problems but I am assuming it is because he has sensitivity to environmental allergens.   In fact, now he only has to use an inhaler when he exercises outdoors,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Teen Suicide is on the Rise: Parents Learn the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

This morning I was watching the news while I was eating my breakfast and caught the tale end of a  news story about teen suicide.  This isn’t the first news story that I have heard on the news about teens trying to commit suicide or actually following through with it.  In fact, teen suicide is on the rise according the Centers of Disease Control.  Teen…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 3, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Holidays Bring Heightened Risk for Eating Disorders Relapse

Americans who regularly have high levels of overall stress are most likely to feel stress specific to the holidays, according to a recent survey conducted by Mental Health America. For individuals in recovery from eating disorders, who are typically predisposed to higher levels of anxiety, this is particularly true. The frenetic pace of the holiday hustle and bustle and increased emphasis on food-centric gatherings can lead to heightened stress, and in severe cases, eating disorders relapse. To… Continue

Added by Rebecca H on November 27, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Celebrity intoxication and teenage inebriation

Whether it’s Randy Travis’ mug shots splashed across tabloids, news of Amanda Bynes hit-and-run after an earlier arrest for a DUI or community service handed to Miley Cyrus for drunk driving, there is a celebrity battle with substance abuse seemingly everyday. 

Unfortunately teenagers look up to many of…
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Added by Rhonda Talbot on August 22, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments

How To Prevent Mold Growth and Eliminating the Odors It Comes With

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Many people as of late are dealing with mold and mildew after affects  accociated with the recent flooding that has occured in the Northeast due to…

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Added by Monique Bosjolie@QueenAire on September 20, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager?

Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager? At first glance some of you may think this is a trick question! It isn’t. I ask the question for several reasons.

 

The first is because so many of the parents who contact me for…

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Added by denny hagel on April 26, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Lyme Disease Part 2: Taking Precaution

Unfortunately, there is no way to really prevent getting Lyme disease and no available vaccine (in the U.S.) but, there are ways to minimize the risk for you and your entire family, especially if…

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Added by Jessie Nuez on August 31, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

How easy is it to watch your kids?

Who has lost track of your child for a minute? A few minutes? Come on, I know I’m not the only one who has had that shot of pure panic at Target when one kid was begging for a toy and the other decided to play hide-and-seek under the clothing racks. Or how about at the airport when you are scanning the carousel for your luggage and suddenly realized your kids aren’t right next to you? At the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on February 17, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Schools that teach life lessons...

There are some amazing programs out there on water safety and drowning prevention. I was inspired by a couple of stories this week and wanted to share one of them. First,

check out this link: …

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on February 11, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall....turn around and hang on! My kids have been doing ‘Humpty Dumptys’ since they were 6 months old. Water safety is the first line of defense in keeping kids safe. They sit on the side of the pool and you recite the familiar nursery rhyme and help them ‘fall’ into the water, head above water first and then as they get comfortable they lean forward and fall under the water, then you help them ‘turn around and hold on’. Say the words over… Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 11, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Breast Cancer Hope

Although this is written mostly from my perspective, I write this entry with the permission of my beautiful sister Amy who is a true warrior and survivor.



I remember the day last February that my sister called me.



I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the community college where I was taking classes. My phone range, and on the other end of the line was my sister, barely able to speak. She was in tears after leaving her general practitioner's office and on her way… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 19, 2008 at 11:04pm — No Comments

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