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A study published in the Journal of School Nursing found that contact surfaces such as water fountain nozzles, pencil sharpeners, keyboards, and faucets were amongst the most bacterially contaminated in classrooms while paper towel dispensers and desktops were the most contaminated with viruses.
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Back in October there was National Bullying Prevention Month, and we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the most prevalent types of harassment affecting young people today, cyberbullying.
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|Have you ever been in a nursing home? Who’s there? Who gets sick first? Who keeps him out of a nursing home? (She does.)
When we hear personal stories about Long Term Care experiences, they’re almost always negative. Siblings become angry with each other over whose responsibility the parents care is supposed to be. Dad visited mom every day for two years before she died. When she passed away, she didn’t know who he was anymore. And, all their savings went to the nursing home and there was nothing left for him.
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The path to success for young leaders is often one filled with surprises that only allow them to grow, both personally and professionally. And young leaders come from a variety of lanes, all merging onto the path to success. These achievements can be a graduate degree, starting a tech startup, or reaching personal physical and mental goals.
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Parents know the basics when it comes to child-proofing their homes. But those who have ADHD kids must go the extra mile to keep mr./ms. energy safe at all times. Parents of hyperactive preschoolers are usually overwhelmed, especially mothers. From the noise, the persistent crying, the fact that it’s always there. They go to sleep when you do and often wakes up before you. You don’t get enough rest. When they’re home all they do is run all over the house during the day. So you end up yelling at them. And it’s normal if there are times when you feel inadequate as a parent.
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There’s an old idiom that states, “Take care of your feet because your feet take you everywhere,” or maybe this one, “Take care of your feet because they will carry you for life.” Either way, proper foot care is vital for our overall health and welfare. In conjunction with our “How I Walk” project, let’s take a look at some of the biggest threats to our largest limbs and ways to prevent them from occurring:
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There is no pill for loneliness. So said by a friend of mine who has bipolar disorder and a visual impairment. How right he is. There are many things we can treat with pills – high blood pressure, arthritis, ADHD, headaches … but the cure for loneliness requires something much bigger and even more vital for our health: relationships.
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This is the story of how a little boy name Xavier aka Xavi (sa-bi) changed my life forever. Major life events such as marriage, divorce, job promotion, graduation and others can bring many lifestyle changes that could potentially turn your life around. I recently became a new dad and experiencing fatherhood for the first time made me realize that life will be completely different from now on. It took me a while to realize how different life was going to be, but day by day I am faced with new experiences that are challenging but also rewarding in this new stage of my life.
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Teen depression is often misunderstood or mistaken for changes in hormones as an adolescent transitions into adulthood. As teenagers assert individuality and attempt to fit in with peers, the risk for depression among teenager’s increases.
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Just recently, I noticed kids are not into games that actually make them go out and spread a leg or run or do something that can count as physical activity. Ask any parent about what games do their kids love to play and you’ll get a list of PlayStation games or the games they download on their phones. Only a slight percentage of children these days, are actually a part of something which can be counted as physical activity. Although being physically active is essential for children in order to stimulate their growth in a healthy manner.