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Parenting Children with Additional Needs

Every parent is different. But after a diagnosis of disability or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is very common for parents to feel overwhelmed, shocked, disbelieving, numb, worried or a combination of all these things. Once parents have a diagnosis, that gives them some idea of what the future may hold. There is no template…

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Passive Smoking effects on Children

Do not smoke and do not allow yourself to your children be exposed to smoke because second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke are just as deadly as first-hand smoke. While first-hand smoke refers to the smoke inhaled by a smoker and second-hand smoke to the exhaled smoke that can get inhaled by your children, third-hand smoke…

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Proper Hand Hygiene

We consider hand hygiene one of the most important infection control measures for reducing the spread of infection. Hand hygiene is a general term that refers to any action of hand cleansing, such as cleaning your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Proper hand hygiene is the most effective way to…

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Understanding Chronic Conditions

Many people live with chronic conditions, which can cause illness, disability and even death. The term chronic conditions describe a broad range of health conditions, including: chronic and complex health conditions mental illness trauma disability genetic disorders. Chronic conditions: have complex and multiple causes may occur as a single condition in a person, or along…

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Staying Active During COVID-19

Self-quarantining, physical distancing, and the closure of many gyms have made it harder to exercise. As many of our daily routines remain restricted during this pandemic, it is difficult to find the motivation to exercise. With the challenges of working from home and limited access to fitness facilities, you may find it hard to stick…

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Flu Vaccine

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. Vaccination is the best protection against influenza, so for best protection against influenza, people are strongly advised to get the influenza vaccine every year. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is advised to get the influenza vaccine as…

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Childcare and COVID-19

As a parent, you may wonder how childcare centers are managing during the COVID-19 outbreak. As an educator, you might look for ways to keep kids happy, safe during this time. Fortunately, children do not seem to be at high risk for COVID-19 and they can continue to go to childcare if they are well.…

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Allergies in Childhood

Allergies happen when your child’s immune system reacts to an allergen in the environment. It might be something like food, dust, mites, or pollen. Allergens cause your child’s immune system to release histamine and other substances into his body, this leads to allergy symptoms. Children who have family members with allergies or allergy problems like…

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Physical Distancing and Family Wellbeing during COVID-19

The rules about physical distancing and self-isolation are changing all the time. For the most up-to-date information, you can check physical distancing and self-isolation guidelines. This topic is for families who are well and are physically distancing, but if a member of your family is self-isolating because of a COVID-19 diagnosis, you might adapt some…

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Pregnancy during COVID-19

If you are pregnant, current evidence suggests that the risk of COVID-19 to you and your baby is very small. But we are still learning about COVID-19. Pregnant women are considered an at-risk group until there is more evidence about how it affects them and their babies. One of the best ways to care for…

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