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What are the Secrets to a Happy Life?

What are the Secrets to a Happy Life? | School Nursing | Scoop.it
In following 268 men for their entire lives, the Harvard Grant Study has discovered why some of them turned out happier than others.
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Most important thing to bestow on your children:  Love

NUTURE trumps Nature anyday-

maturation makes liars of us all.....

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Chronic illness puts pediatric trauma patients at higher risk

Chronic illness puts pediatric trauma patients at higher risk | School Nursing | Scoop.it
In a recent study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that pediatric trauma ...
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unintentional injuries ar still leading cause of pediatric mortality- those with chronic illness obviously more risk

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You Are Your Net Worth: How Toxins Found in the Rich and Poor Differ

In a finding that surprised even the researchers conducting the study, it turns out that both rich and poor Americans are walking toxic waste dumps for chemicals like mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium and bisphenol A, which could be a cause of...
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 This study argues that what we eat (rich or poor)   still exposes us to toxins- (never the less, the poor unknowingly carry a  heavier burden in my view), but it would be nice if finding solutions is part of the study...http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23892225

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504 Plans and the start of school - Diabetes community by Diabetes ...

504 Plans and the start of school - Diabetes community by Diabetes ... | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Diabetic children qualify for and should have a 504 plan in place with the public school they attend. Some private schools are also required to have 504 plans. A 504 pan is called for in the Americans with Disabilities Act and ...
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some good points about 504's & diabetes. Almost all students with DM1 would be qualified/ & should be offered a 504, but it is the parents discretion if they want it .  A individualized health plan may be sufficient, if everyone is 'on the same page'/ you can get everyone trained to handle all situations...

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Medical: Studying concussion's impact on teens

Medical: Studying concussion's impact on teens | School Nursing | Scoop.it
It's the time of the year when high schoolers, particularly boys who put on football pads, are getting another round of warnings and tests for the consequences of concussions.
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more injuries than previously thought-  two incidents = intelligence quotient loss  of 1 year of school-

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Medscape Log In

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Good review, good statistics on why  an epi-pen needs to be kept in classroom, on bullying, (to include in your health plans.... and good reasoning for why every state should have a stock epi-pen.

 

FYI- Discuss with your teachers' protocol for field trips- I found that to be a weak link- students /epi-pen given to a parent not knowledgeable in its use.

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http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807786_8?src=emailthis
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Medscape Pediatrics
Food-Induced Anaphylaxis: Keeping Kids Safe

Julie Wang, MD, Michael Young, MD, Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD
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Don't Ever Be in a Food Emergency Again - Huffington Post

Don't Ever Be in a Food Emergency Again - Huffington Post | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Don't Ever Be in a Food Emergency Again
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If you were a Type 1 diabetic, you would not leave the house without your insulin syringe or a packet of sugar. If you did, your life would be at risk.
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The Interesting Case of LCD Screens and Post Concussive Headaches - Huffington Post

The Interesting Case of LCD Screens and Post Concussive Headaches - Huffington Post | School Nursing | Scoop.it
The Interesting Case of LCD Screens and Post Concussive Headaches
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Nellie is a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a sailboat boom five days ago. She did not pass out, but has headaches, fatigue, dizziness and nausea.
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LCD screens (TV, PHONE, etc) contribute heavily to continued headaches

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About Surviving Suicide Loss | Suicide Prevention Resource Center

About Surviving Suicide Loss | Suicide Prevention Resource Center | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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Has some good resources to help you help others...

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Angela Brooks's curator insight, July 10, 2013 1:41 PM

It is a topic I wish we did not have to address. However, this information could save someone you know

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Are lead levels linked to crime? - Sydney Morning Herald

Are lead levels linked to crime? - Sydney Morning Herald | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Are lead levels linked to crime? Sydney Morning Herald Another study, following pregnant women in poor areas of Cincinnati that had a high concentration of older, lead-contaminated housing, found children with high blood-lead levels were almost 50...
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Oh yeah....Syndey is paying more attention to research in US than our media....

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Grandmother's CPR saves child from near-drowning - WSMV Channel 4

Grandmother's CPR saves child from near-drowning - WSMV Channel 4 | School Nursing | Scoop.it
A two-year-old boy who nearly drowned Sunday is now home from the hospital. (This proves that a CPR class should be mandatory in all schools. This grandmother saved her grandson's life with...
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Another case of CPR/ hands only saving a life !

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Children with ADHD more likely to be moderately disabled after mild traumatic brain injury

Children with ADHD more likely to be moderately disabled after mild traumatic brain injury | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago have found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to demonstrate a moderate disability after...
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more likely to ignore symptoms, more likely to not get rest needed to allow healing?

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'Junior' of Steve Harvey Show to Speak for Sickle Cell Disease

'Junior' of Steve Harvey Show to Speak for Sickle Cell Disease | School Nursing | Scoop.it
If you ask the average person about sickle cell disease, it is likely that he or she won't be able to tell you much.
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Staying fit improves long-term health, delays chronic illness

Staying fit improves long-term health, delays chronic illness | School Nursing | Scoop.it
A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that being fit or becoming fit in the middle of life adds years to your life as well as delays chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
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Fit people had a delay of the chronic illness by 10 to 20 years. In essence, exercising compresses the years of chronic illness, and significantly improves quality of life in the early elderly retirement years.

 

Here's incentive to keep plugging away!!!!

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Education and JA: Get the Facts on 504 Plans and Juvenile Arthritis ...

Education and JA: Get the Facts on 504 Plans and Juvenile Arthritis ... | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Because school is a child's occupation, it is very important to address the special needs of children with chronic illnesses to ensure their best opportunity for success in the school setting. Children with arthritis should attend school.

Via Clare O'Connor
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How to be sure your 504 has the necessary parts-

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Lead exposure: The problem hasn't completely gone away - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Lead exposure: The problem hasn't completely gone away - Huntington Herald Dispatch | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Lead exposure: The problem hasn't completely gone away
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Recognized as the most significant environmental hazard to children in the U.S.
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Lead paint WAS durable- some places are just peeling now- 40 years or more after it was put on....  problem is that we also didn't realize until the last 10 years how it impacts children ( & adults) at very low levels. 

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Mexican salsas, hot sauces found to contain concerning levels of lead

Mexican salsas, hot sauces found to contain concerning levels of lead | School Nursing | Scoop.it
A new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) recently found that at least four popular Mexican brands of both hot sauce and salsa contain noticeably detectable levels of lead, a known neurotoxin, that in some cases exceed...
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All brands contained some- but 4 'popular' contained more than regulations say they should

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Washington County briefs: 14-year-old receives lifesaving award - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Washington County briefs: 14-year-old receives lifesaving award - Minneapolis Star Tribune | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Washington County briefs: 14-year-old receives lifesaving award Minneapolis Star Tribune A 14-year-old Cottage Grove boy, Jesse Galloway, has received the Citizen Life Saving Award for performing CPR on his father who went into cardiac arrest on...
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Had just learned Hands only CPR at his church- can't get enough of this kind of news!

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Heidi Brock's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:50 AM

This could be you.

Call C.A.B. For Life to learn how, "American Heart Association" Training

774-281-3497

ahacabforlife#yahoo.com

 

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Mislead: America's Secret Epidemic

Mislead: America's Secret Epidemic | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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House key: 4,847 parts per million lead. Think of how this impacts the guys who make (grind!) the keys!
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Hands-on travel: Automated kiosk at Dallas airport teaches CPR - NBC News.com

Hands-on travel: Automated kiosk at Dallas airport teaches CPR - NBC News.com | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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Drink up: Schools required to expand water service during meals - EdSource Today

Drink up: Schools required to expand water service during meals - EdSource Today | School Nursing | Scoop.it
EdSource Today Drink up: Schools required to expand water service during meals EdSource Today Elevated lead levels were found in drinking water at some schools in Los Angeles during a 2008 investigation, and schools in the Central Valley struggle...
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2010 FEDERAL guidelines require water source IN the cafeteria- Do your schools have that? 

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Monday Medical: Ask a question, save a life - Steamboat Pilot & Today

Monday Medical: Ask a question, save a life
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Maybe you envision kneeling over a person, using the vigorous chest compressions of CPR. Or perhaps you picture an emergency ...
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Asking a question & knowing what to do next- good info in dealing with suicidal friend

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New Learning Disability Resources Available for Spanish Speakers - NCLD

New Learning Disability Resources Available for Spanish Speakers - NCLD | School Nursing | Scoop.it
LD.org has new Spanish-language resources on dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning, and other learning disability content. (We have new #Spanish language content on dyslexia, ADHD, executive function, and other LD topics on our site!
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Very helpful to share with spanish speaking friends!

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Dr. Howard Mell's quest for 10,000 adults to learn hands-only CPR in a year: Whatever happened to ...?

Dr. Howard Mell's quest for 10,000 adults to learn hands-only CPR in a year: Whatever happened to ...? | School Nursing | Scoop.it
In the past year, Lake Health EMS Director Dr. Howard Mell said about half the people suffering from apparent heart failure received CPR from by-standers before Lake County emergency crews arrived.
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Wow- rate of CPR intiation  by bystanders prior to EMS arrival went from 7% to 14%-

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Concussion Law Amendment Riles Supporters - WKBN/WYFX-TV

Concussion Law Amendment Riles Supporters - WKBN/WYFX-TV | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Concussion Law Amendment Riles Supporters
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A one-line item amendment added to Ohio's budget has some doctors and the co-sponsor of the state's new Return to Play law up in arms.
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In Ohio, NEW  Concussion Law-amendment allows doctor who had concussion training ( includes chiropractors) to "release student to return to play"-  Qustion is:  Should it be a neurologist trained in concussion?

Gets tricky- lots of areas. especially rural won't have pediatric neurologists trained in concussions...

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