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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month 2013

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month 2013

More than 300,000. That’s the number of adolescents and children under the age of 16 affected by arthritis. It’s more than just minor aches and pains. This disease often flies under the radar and children who suffer without diagnosis can feel like outsiders, become victims of bullying […]

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Childhood Skin Cancer a Growing Concern – Help Your Child Develop Good Habits

Childhood Skin Cancer a Growing Concern - Help Your Child Develop Good Habits

Childhood Skin Cancer a Growing Concern It’s summertime and kids are running every which way and can’t wait to jump in the pool, play on the playground or play ball with friends. Every day is a flurry, getting the car packed, water bottles filled, meals made and […]

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Skin Cancer: One of America’s Most Preventable Diseases?

Skin Cancer: One of America's Most Preventable Diseases?

One in five. That’s the number of chances Americans have to develop skin cancer. Seems like a great gamble, but not so, says the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). According to the SCF, skin cancer is a lifestyle choice brought about by simple, everyday actions, including sunbathing and […]

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National Mental Health Awareness Month

National Mental Health Awareness Month
The prevalence of mental illness is on the rise in today’s. Statistics indicate that 1 in 5 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. As a result of the increasing prevalence of mental illnesses, such as depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and [...]Read more

Driver Distraction a Leading Cause of Trauma in the United States

Driver Distraction a Leading Cause of Trauma in the United States
Steve was getting a ride home after an afternoon with friends when tragedy struck. A driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel collided head on with the passenger side of the car in which Steve was riding, leaving him with injuries to his chest, a gash [...]Read more

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Children’s mental health is a topic receiving far more interest today than at any time in our past. With the prevalence of ADHD diagnoses, the rising number of children diagnosed with autism, and the number of children who suffer from depression at some time during their childhood, […]

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Children’s Mental Health Resource Directory by State

To find children’s mental health providers and programs in your area, visit the following children’s mental health resource directory by state: Children’s Mental Health Services in Alabama Children’s Mental Health Services in Alaska Children’s Mental Health Services in Arizona Children’s Mental Health Services in Arkansas Children’s Mental […]

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What is Apraxia?

What is Apraxia?

What is apraxia? Simply put, it’s the loss of the ability to execute or carry out learned purposeful movements. It affects roughly 200,000 people in the United States. Recently, someone close to the Mercy Jets family posted about their own experiences with Apraxia. What is Apraxia? Perhaps […]

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Hands Only CPR!

Hands Only CPR!

We’ve all been there! Out with friends, having a good time, when all of a sudden someone drops to the floor from cardiac arrest. Well, maybe not all of us have been there, but what do you do next? A simple two-step process could save you or […]

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Do I Have a Cold or the Flu?

Do I Have a Cold or the Flu?

You know when it’s coming!  That feeling that you are just not quite feeling right. Maybe it’s that itch in the back of your throat or the sneeze that just didn’t quite feel right. And with the latest flu crisis affecting hundreds of people in Boston, New […]

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