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School nurse's discovery may have saved 4th grader's life

School nurse's discovery may have saved 4th grader's life | School Nursing | Scoop.it
(WMC-TV) - A school nurse performing a routine health screening on a fourth grader made a discovery that very well could have saved his life.
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Routine- can be life saving

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Pep rally kicks off promotion for healthy food and exercise ... - My SSnews.com

Fuel Up to Play 60 Pep rally kicks off promotion for healthy food and exercise ... - My SSnews.com | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Fuel Up to Play 60 Pep rally kicks off promotion for healthy food and exercise ...
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Hemin and sickle cell disease-associated acute chest syndrome development - EurekAlert (press release)

Hemin and sickle cell disease-associated acute chest syndrome development
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Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a complication of sickle cell disease that is characterized by sudden pain and difficulty breathing.
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Skin drug may treat type 1 diabetes

Skin drug may treat type 1 diabetes | School Nursing | Scoop.it
A drug that was used to treat the skin disorder psoriasis has shown signs of being able to treat aspects of type 1 diabetes.
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this drug "could be used to stabilize type 1 diabetes and prevent its progression" with newly diagnosed- that's a good step in the right direction

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Parents' ADHD goals tied to treatment choices: study via @Reuters_Health @ Weeder

Parents' ADHD goals tied to treatment choices: study http://t.co/OD4jYS3dvt #health
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What do you see at your schools?

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Cheerleaders, at Risk of Concussion, Hide Symptoms - New York Times (blog)

Cheerleaders, at Risk of Concussion, Hide Symptoms - New York Times (blog) | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Cheerleaders, at Risk of Concussion, Hide Symptoms New York Times (blog) In that, they're not alone: Many teenage athletes don't report concussions, either because they don't realize they're seriously injured or because they want to get back in the...
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Seen them hit their head & deny all symptoms- when you KNOW it was hard enough it should cause concussion- 'coach' also in denial- I hope they talk to their parents... 

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Think Like a Doctor: The Gymnast's Big Belly Solved

Think Like a Doctor: The Gymnast's Big Belly Solved | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Readers solve the case of a 15-year-old gymnast with a terribly bloated belly.
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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/think-like-a-doctor-the-gymnasts-big-belly-solved/?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

a functional G-I disorder....

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Teen apologizes before dying from peanut allergy - BabyCenter (blog)

Teen apologizes before dying from peanut allergy - BabyCenter (blog) | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Teen apologizes before dying from peanut allergy BabyCenter (blog) For Louis and Joanne Giorgi of Carmichael, Calif., their worst nightmare as parents came true on July 26 when their 13-year-old daughter, Natalie, died after eating a Rice Krispie...
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Hard to read, but helps to know what we, as nurses & teachers can do if presented with the same situation.   Can not be too vigilant or cautious.

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It. Has. To. Stop.

It. Has. To. Stop. | School Nursing | Scoop.it
There is a lot of belief and trust each and every one of us has in those that are medical professionals.  The further you go up the chain in those professionals our trust is greater and our belief ...
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If a student has a possible concussion- send them to ED,  (parents need to know) to make sure there is no skull fx, or bleeding BUT they need to see ___doctor (one you know specializes in Concussion management) before they can come back to practice....

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TEDxRochester - Ralph Spezio - 11/01/10

Ralph Neil Spezio served for 33 years in the Rochester City School District as teacher, curriculum specialist, vice principal and principal. As principal of ...
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If you work in the schools you MUST see this 20 min talk-

Principal saw 40% of all his students having Lead levels>10ug/dl, and 100% of his special ed students- totally. preventable. but these children lose their future due to a lack of knowledge.

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Pink Eye Tied to Poor Infection Control in Clinics

Pink Eye Tied to Poor Infection Control in Clinics | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Six unrelated outbreaks of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis linked to human adenovirus underscore the importance of infection control measures in ophthalmology, according to the CDC.
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Pink Eye Tied to Poor Infection Control in Clinics http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/InfectionControl/41014?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2013-08-16  some cases directly tied to staff not using proper hygiene (disposable gloves, alcohol is NOT adequate

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Children exposed to lead more likely to be suspended from school (Aug. 14, 2013)

Children exposed to lead more likely to be suspended from school (Aug. 14, 2013) | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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African-American children are more than3x more likely to be suspended and twice as likely as whites to have elevated lead levels. The reason, say the researchers, is that African-American children are more likely to live in lower-income neighborhoods and rental housing where lead remains in the buildings and soil, a common situation in major American cities.
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Big breakfast may be best for diabetes patients - WOWK

Big breakfast may be best for diabetes patients - WOWK | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Big breakfast may be best for diabetes patients
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Video of a car being flipped is going around the Internet. The video first showed up on.
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"Patients who ate a big breakfast for three months experienced lower blood sugar (glucose) levels, and nearly one-third were able to reduce the amount of diabetic medication they took"

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New Map Of Insulin Pathway Could Lead To Better Diabetes Drugs - RedOrbit

New Map Of Insulin Pathway Could Lead To Better Diabetes Drugs - RedOrbit | School Nursing | Scoop.it
New Map Of Insulin Pathway Could Lead To Better Diabetes Drugs RedOrbit Insulin secretion normally signals to cells throughout the body to draw in glucose, which reduces the levels of this sugary fuel in the bloodstream—and a weakened insulin...
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With food allergies on the rise, lunch gets complicated for ASD | Anchorage | ADN.com

With food allergies on the rise, lunch gets complicated for ASD | Anchorage | ADN.com | School Nursing | Scoop.it
At Creekside Park Elementary School in Muldoon, lunchtime can be complicated. As more children are diagnosed with serious food allergies, Anchorage schools are devoting more time and resources to accommodating them.
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Every school has a nurse due to serious food allergies, diabetes & asthma...

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Child's chronic illness can affect entire family - Health24.com

Child's chronic illness can affect entire family - Health24.com | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Child's chronic illness can affect entire family
Health24.com
Updated 23 September 2013. Child's chronic illness can affect entire family. Researchers found that parenting a chronically ill child can cause stress that affects the whole family.
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CDC estimates 15 % of families have a child with chronic health needs.

So-that's roughly 75 students in a school of 500- that's significant!

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Fighting kids' food allergies with fun - Berkshire Eagle

Fighting kids' food allergies with fun - Berkshire Eagle | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Fighting kids' food allergies with fun
Berkshire Eagle
Starting with characters such as a baseball cap-wearing peanut named "P.
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Might be one way help young students understand food allergies better.  I have 3 k students who do not seem to understand their food allergy- and creates anxious moments for teacher & I - perhaps show this to parents ....

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Skipped DTaP Shot Boosts Pertussis Risk

Skipped DTaP Shot Boosts Pertussis Risk | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Not getting all doses of the diphtheria, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine increases the risk of whooping cough in young children, researchers found.
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So Simple It’s Stupid

So Simple It’s Stupid | School Nursing | Scoop.it
I have posted many a video about concussions here on the blog but this one (thanks to Tommy Dean) may be the best for its pure simplicity and message about management; People need to understand that concussions don’t have to involve a hit to the...
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4 min video explains concussions, and symptoms clearly-

 

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Concussion Education App Now Available at No Cost | Capstone Magazine

Concussion Education App Now Available at No Cost | Capstone Magazine | School Nursing | Scoop.it

"The popular Concussion Recognition & Response™ (CRR) app from PAR is now available free of charge for download through the Apple® App StoreSM and Google Play for use on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, Android™ device, or tablet."


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A Simple Guide to Better Focus and Concentration: Lessons From a Lion Tamer - - The Buffer Blog

A Simple Guide to Better Focus and Concentration: Lessons From a Lion Tamer - - The Buffer Blog | School Nursing | Scoop.it
What are simple things you can do to focus better on the important tasks ahead of you? James clear explores how to focus better with the lion tamer approach
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how to get things done the way a lion trainer does it!

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Soft Drink Danger?: MedlinePlus Health News Video

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probem behaviors may be impacted by amount of soda children are drinking

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Dyslexia Insight #1: Make Dyslexia About Strengths—Not Shame - NCLD

Dyslexia Insight #1: Make Dyslexia About Strengths—Not Shame - NCLD | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Dyslexia and shame: Why do dyslexic people feel shame about their difficulties with reading and spelling? Dyslexic author Ben Foss shares his experience.
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Learning differences- not a disability....

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Children exposed to lead three times more likely to be suspended from school

Children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the 4th grade than children who are not exposed, according to a new study.
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130814190523.htm

"  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African-American children are more than twice as likely as whites to have elevated lead levels. The reason, say the researchers, is that African-American children are more likely to live in lower-income neighborhoods and rental housing where lead remains in the buildings and soil, a common situation in major American cities.-"

Disparities in education -blaming the victim OR  IGnoring this PUBLIC HEALTH  has been going on for a long time- we need to advocate for the needs of our students->> IT IS a learning disability.  It needs to be adressed on IEP's & 504's, and parents need to know

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