Posts Tagged ‘diagnosis’

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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Influenza (Flu)

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infection of the nose, lungs, and throat caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious. The United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year. This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are…

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Living with a Chronic Health Condition

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic health condition? Wondering how you’ll cope? Chronic illnesses are mostly characterized by a condition that is long lasting, has many risk factors, complex causes, a long latency period, and which has a functional impairment or disability. A diagnosis of a chronic health condition such as diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis…

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HIV Prevention

Stay Safe The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV is to practice safe behaviors. Safe is the way to play. You can play safe by: If you have vaginal or anal sex always use a condom because the best way to guard against HIV and prevent STIs are condoms. Always use sterile…

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