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    Oct. 8 #WellnessWed Twitter Chat Regarding Children with Medical Complexity

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    WHAT:    A #WellnessWed Twitter chat will address the needs of children with medical complexity. The hour-long chat will cover:   •    What it means to have a child with medical complexity •    The challenges families and our health care system face in addressing the needs of children with medical complexity •    Solutions to improve care […]

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    Special Needs Educator Emphasizes the Importance of Cooking as a Key Life Skill

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    m4s0n501 NEW COOKBOOK OFFERS DELICIOUS, EVERYDAY RECIPES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY-CHALLENGED COMMUNITY OR ANY YOUNG PERSON LEARNING TO COOK      In her 11 years of experience working with special education students, Beverly Worth Palomba has found that developmentally-challenged individuals require certain teaching strategies. After developing a culinary arts class for her special needs students, she […]

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    Solving the Healthy Lunch Dilemma w/ @emeals

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Don’t be tricked by labels that promise health benefits, or fun, colorful packaging that your son or daughter will love. Fruit roll-ups seem like the childhood dream food, but they have three types of sugar listed in the first five ingredients and some brands also have trans fats and artificial colors, which may lead to […]

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Tips for Halloween Safety

Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. […]


Daylight Savings and Smoke Alarms

m4s0n501 Time to Turn Your Clocks Back It’s that time of year again. On Sunday, November 3, the clocks go back, the days get shorter and families get an extra precious hour of sleep.  But what you may not know is that Daylight Savings is also a great time to check your smoke alarms to […]


What a fresh idea Target teams up with Dove Men+Care and the NCAA #TargetNCAA

When it comes to football there is the NFL and NCAA and sometimes I gotta say the NCAA teams play better then the NFL teams. Around these parts there is nothing better than a good college rivalry like Ohio State verse Michigan. The best part of college football is all the bowl games its like the […]


Author Explores Transition into Adulthood in New Book – The Saffron Falcon

by J. E. Hopkins  NEW FANTASY THRILLER EXPLORES TRANSITION INTO ADULTHOOD In The Saffron Falcon (Unseen Worlds Publishing, 2013), author J. E. Hopkins uses fantasy and what he calls “Transition magic” to explore the unique challenges faced by adolescents as they reach adulthood. A dark fantasy-thriller, the book takes place in our world in the […]


Helping Kids Cope During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Maitland Deland October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. And while many news outlets will focus on breast cancer prevention and treatment for women, few will tackle how breast cancer impacts a patient’s family — and more specifically her kids. As a radiation oncologist who has spent my life working closely with women and […]


ABC News Reports Shows Portion-Control Is the Key to Healthy Eating

A college professor conducted an experiment in conjunction with ABC News using college students to study their eating habits. The results supported the concept that portion control is the key to healthy eating, and will lead to weight control. Just mandating portion control doesn’t necessarily create a workable diet system. The idea is to make […]