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Research-Based Practice: Return to Learning: Going Back to School Following a Concussion

Research-Based Practice: Return to Learning: Going Back to School Following a Concussion | School Nursing | Scoop.it

Our school's nurse, Erica Sarapas, shared this article with us from the National Association of School Psychologists.  It's a very useful overview of how concussions affect students and what we need to be aware of when supporting students who are recovering from them.


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we need to support, educate, and stress that symptoms ( cognitive, physcial, emotional) are your key to knowing when you can progress - and not minimize them.

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Anaphylaxis & Severe Allergies Awareness | Ready2Go™

Anaphylaxis & Severe Allergies Awareness | Ready2Go™ | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Learn about anaphylaxis and how severe allergies may cause a life-threatening allergic reaction. Help improve anaphylaxis preparedness.
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Sleep apnea in children: A primer from a pediatric intensivist

Sleep apnea in children: A primer from a pediatric intensivist | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Earlier this year a child died following a surgical procedure in California for a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. The case generated a great deal of concern among parents about both this condition and the surgery often done to treat it.
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Protect Your Family | Lead | US EPA

Protect Your Family | Lead | US EPA | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Lead Poisoning is Preventable
homes built before 1978, lead paint may be dangerous.http://t.co/7IVHUyw9Uf http://t.co/4r5tyV41Cr
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Testing to find the link between education and exercise

Lead Researcher, Dr. Brian Timmons, from McMaster's Children's Hospital, has partnered with Start2Finish to conduct a ground breaking study that will determi...
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This is part of the RUN4CHANGE 20/20- 20 minutes activity for 20 weeks.....

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Social media affecting teens' concepts of friendship, intimacy

Social media affecting teens' concepts of friendship, intimacy | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Communications technology and increasing amounts of 'screen time' by teens is affecting they way they look at friendship and intimacy, according to researchers.

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Indiana: Lead Paint, Lead Poisoning (Part 1) - YouTube

If you live in an older home. lead paint can affect your children. Three families share their stories about lead poisoning in their family. Part 1 of 2.
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Section 504 Plans: An Overview- A Michigan Alliance for Families Archived Webinar

Section 504 Plans: An Overview with Mark McWilliams of Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service. We've partnered with experts from across the state to presen...
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Your First 504 Plan Meeting "Nervous" "A Diabetes Tidbit"

Here is a great tip if attending your first 504 plan meeting or even if you just feel you need support check it out and feel free to share our diabetes tidbi...
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First time?  Bring 'your people' with you!

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Kids with lead poison are given milk in China - News24

Kids with lead poison are given milk in China - News24 | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Kids with lead poison are given milk in China News24 Beijing - After a test showed farmer Zhao Heping's toddler grandson had high levels of lead in his blood two years ago, local officials in China's Hunan province offered the child medicine, he...
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Another study finds that despite rare adverse events, childhood vaccines are safe

Another study finds that despite rare adverse events, childhood vaccines are safe | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Vaccine safety is one of those topics that has become so tragically mired in misinformation and myth that there can never be enough supporting evidence. So, here’s some more.
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In the Twin Cities, asthma hospitalization rate highest along I-94: Here's why

In the Twin Cities, asthma hospitalization rate highest along I-94: Here's why | School Nursing | Scoop.it
An estimated 90,000 Minnesota children have asthma, and a disproportionate number of them are African-American and American Indian. Counting adults, the number of asthma cases in the state jumps to more than 400,000. Where people live can explain much of the racial disparity in asthma rates.
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Accurate facts for children with asthma regardless of what metro area they live in...

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Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences: MedlinePlus

Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences: MedlinePlus | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences
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Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show DifferencesFindings suggest diet might someday play preventive role, researchers say

 

By Randy Dotinga

Friday, June 13, 2014

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THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that germs in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids.

Bacteria in the guts of kids with type 1 diabetes appear less balanced than bacteria in children without diabetes, Dutch researchers reported in the June 12 issue of Diabetologia. Moreover, the nondiabetic children had higher levels of a usually beneficial kind of germ.

Germs in the gut may be important because research has linked changes in their composition to the development of type 1 diabetes, which is increasing worldwide. There has been a sharp rise in diagnoses seen in children under age 5 in particular, the researchers, from University Medical Center Groningen, said in a journal news release.

The findings suggest dietary changes might ultimately reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk for the disease, according to the researchers.

While more work needs to be done in determining what foods are best for ideal gut conditions, "we think a diet high in fruits and vegetables is best as these are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates," the study authors wrote, adding simple sugars and excessive protein and animal fat may be harmful.

People with type 1 diabetes have elevated blood sugar levels because their body doesn't produce insulin, a hormone needed to convert food into energy.

The study set out to examine the makeup of gut bacteria in European children, ages 1 to 5 years old, who were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The researchers looked at DNA in fecal samples collected from 28 diabetic children and 27 similar kids without the chronic disease.

Diabetic children younger than 3 years old had higher levels of certain bacteria, but lower levels of other types thought to be beneficial, the study found.

SOURCE: June 12, 2014, Diabetologia, news release

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Exercise and the 'Good' Bugs in Our Gut

Exercise and the 'Good' Bugs in Our Gut | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Frequent exercise may influence our weight and overall health by altering the kinds of organisms that live inside of us, a new study suggests.
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exercise- improves your immune system, helps your gut be more healthy

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Kids take longer to recover from concussion than adults - KTAR.com

Kids take longer to recover from concussion than adults - KTAR.com | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Kids take longer to recover from concussion than adults
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PHOENIX - Youthful vitality doesn't always mean kids heal faster from concussions according to new research from Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
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Glucometer Control Test Underused in Diabetes

Glucometer Control Test Underused in Diabetes | School Nursing | Scoop.it
ORLANDO -- Control solution for ensuring the proper function of glucose meters didn't appear to be a priority among physicians, pharmacists, or patients, researchers reported here.
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The Secret Behind Finland's Super Smart School Kids? Recess

The Secret Behind Finland's Super Smart School Kids? Recess | School Nursing | Scoop.it

by Kavita Pillay, PRI's The World


A recent report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences adds to a growing body of research that suggests a positive correlation between exercise and academic performance.


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Amazing that Finland  students get more than 60 minutes daily of recess....while US is cutting it, feeling its nonessential.

 

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Low-Carb, Low-Saturated-Fat Diet Benefits Type 2 Diabetes - Medscape

Low-Carb, Low-Saturated-Fat Diet Benefits Type 2 Diabetes
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The effect was significant only among those with baseline HbA1c levels greater than 7.8% (P = .002).
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Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously. - CNN

Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously. - CNN | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously.
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(CNN) -- Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period.
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PLEASE get vaccines to protect yourself, and those you love... the studies that said they were dangerous/caused autism were Fraudulent~

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Lead Poisoning Symptoms.mp4

Lead: The Invisible Poison - University of California 1999 - Video 6581D - Nearly seventy percent of Latino children tested have high levels of lead in their...
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Heat, or acid { in salsa, fruit juices, coffee, tea) all pull lead from ceramic and glassware-  Any bright colored/ glazed ceramic dishware common in Latino households should be tested.

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Starting a 504 Plan if you have Food Allergies - Kelly Rudnicki, Food Allergy Mama

In August 2013, Kelly Rudnicki spoke at Sensitive Sweets to discuss the importance of having a 504 plan if you child suffers with life threatening food aller...
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How can you be sure your child is safe with severe reaction to foods?

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IF you have a severe reaction to foods, you need a 504 plan.  Do NOT ask, TELL- educate

 

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A Pill for Celiac Disease? - Celiac Disease in the News

Joseph Murray, M.D., a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic, discusses a recently published article in Gastroenterology about a pill for treatment of celiac disease.
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proof of concept study from Finland- using 2 designed enzymes to break down parts of gluten - participants were protected from GI damage-   It will now be studied in North America.

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Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says

Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Study shows having more free time teaches children how to plan, solve problems and make decisions
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Comment on Current Concussion Management by Struggles after concussion

Comment on Current Concussion Management by Struggles after concussion | School Nursing | Scoop.it
[…] this site to be helpful with my son's concussion: Current Concussion Management | The Concussion Blog Hope this helps. "All facts are friendly" –Carl Rogers Reply With […]
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The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for

The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for | School Nursing | Scoop.it
During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as a wake-up call.
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Public health ROI: Study finds investing in lead poisoning prevention could reap millions in benefits

Public health ROI: Study finds investing in lead poisoning prevention could reap millions in benefits | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Childhood lead poisoning is one of those health risks that everyone has likely heard about, but many probably think it’s a problem of the past. However, a recent study reminds us that in just one state — Michigan — the effects of childhood lead poisoning cost about $330 million every year. And that’s a conservative estimate.
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Nationwide, 535,000 young children are KNOWN to have blood lead levels high enough to put their health at serious risk. In fact, a 2009 study examining the national benefits of lead paint control concluded that each $1 invested resulted in a return of $17–$221 or an overall savings of $181 billion to $269 billion.

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