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Ask The Pharmacist: Caregivers, Take Care

Caregivers are the unsung heroes of our healthcare system, helping many people live with dignity within their community. With the demand for caregivers expected to increase as baby boomers reach age 65 (the 65+ age group is expected to top 70 million in 2030), it’s important that caregivers know how to prevent their important role from deteriorating their own health. This article offers helpful tips for caregivers to keep their own personal health on track.

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Put Down The Remote!: Kick Start The School Year with Fun, Free Ways to Keep Kids Active

While classroom learning is the cornerstone of education, it’s important to remember that physical activity supports overall wellness. Keeping kids moving can even boost brain function, improving their grades along with their muscles. During a break in busy schedules, rather than allowing kids to gravitate toward TV, tablets or the computer, one should encourage them to stay active. This article provides four Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals-approved tips for parents to help their kids stay active.

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Walking for a Cure: Stepping Out to Stop Diabetes

Today, there are nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes, seven million of whom are unaware that they have the disease. Recent estimates predict that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes. This article provides info on how you can help fight this chronic and debilitating condition.

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Protecting Your Child and Others: Does Your Back-to-school To-do List Include Vaccination?

Vaccines are recommended not only for children, preteens and teens, but across an individual’s lifetime, to help maintain health and wellness. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend vaccines to help prevent more than 15 diseases, and they have recommended vaccination schedules for children and adults. This article provides parents with important back-to-school information on vaccinations.

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The Meningitis Menace: Parents Urged to Get Kids Vaccinated Against Meningococcal Disease for New School Year

This article details why Meningitis should be serious back-to-school concern for parents of teenage children. To help raise awareness about the serious consequences of meningococcal disease and urge parents to take action and vaccinate against the disease, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) partnered with Sanofi Pasteur to launch Get in the Game: Keeping Teens Healthy. Get in the Game is a national Campaign that is a part of the Voices of Meningitis educational program and features Olympic swimmer and mom Dara Torres along with meningococcal disease survivors.

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National Health Center Week: Recognizing Community Health Centers That Help Millions of Americans Every Year

Every year chronic diseases continue to be the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. A survey recently released could explain why. This article details how through the affordable health care services they offer, community health centers provide solutions, and without them, chronic diseases will continue to affect the lives of millions of people nationwide and cost our health care system trillions of dollars every year.

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Competing Against The Odds: Special Olympics Athlete with Rare Disorder Succeeds on and Off The Track

Tuberous sclerosis complex is a genetic disorder that can affect many areas of the body, including the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs and can manifest in drastically different ways from person to person. Ryan Groves, a 26-year-old from Michigan, has been confronting a lifelong challenge that started when he was diagnosed this rare disorder. This article details Ryan’s successful coping with the disease and his success in the Special Olympics.

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Bedwetting 101: Tips to Help Kids Stay Dry and Confident Through Overnight Occasions

Though many parents fear their child will never outgrow bedwetting, the experts affirm that worrying is not the answer. It’s best to comfort and reassure kids after every incident and know that bedwetting is a developmental phase that most children will outgrow on their own. It’s important for parents to find coping strategies, and consistently comfort and reassure their children. This article provides tips for parents to follow to help their kids through this phase.

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Staying Healthy on The Employer Tab: Making Wellness Programs Work for Your Wallet and Lifestyle

Wellness programs, often provided through employer-sponsored health insurance or through employers themselves, provide participants with information and tools to help avoid illness and injury. But, the path to good health is different for everyone and it is important that programs are not only designed to help the right people at the right time but also to engage people in a personalized, impactful way. If you would like the chance to make a wellness program work for you, this article provides a few steps and guidelines to help.

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Hepatitis C: Facing a Threat to Baby Boomer Health Head-on

This article provides important health information on Hepatitis C. Untreated hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver disease, liver cancer and the need for liver transplant in the United States. Deaths from hepatitis C are also on the rise. In 2007, there were 15,000 deaths in the United States from hepatitis C, surpassing the number of deaths from HIV that year.

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