Tag: children

Dec

5

Flu Shot Safety Concerns

Have you gotten your flu shot this year?  Influenza is a deadly infectious disease that returns every year, threatening young and old alike.  According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, the virus kills on average 36,000 Americans annually, a terrible toll—almost as many as die from auto accidents, but what about flu shot safety […]

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Sep

17

PSORIASIS: Types,Treatment, Signs and Symptoms

Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders.  It’s characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal.  As underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scale.  Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, […]

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Aug

6

Depression and Available Treatment Options

What Is Depression: Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way a person eats, sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things.  Depression is not the same as a passing blue mood.  It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be […]

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Aug

1

Bullying ~ Why It Needs to Stop!

What is Bullying: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.  The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.  Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may haveserious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must […]

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