Sleep Awareness Week Pt. I

Sleep Awareness Week Pt. I

A lesser-known health observance in mid-March revolves around a “task” that affects everyone: sleeping—also known as my favorite hobby. March 10-16, 2019, is designated to bring awareness to sleep disorders and complications, as well as provide strategies for achieving optimal…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Part II

Eating disorders are completely devastating and often wildly misunderstood by the sufferer’s family and friends. Once an eating disorder takes hold, it can become a monstrous parasite that attempts to control every aspect of the person’s life. Those with less…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Part I

Unless an illness has impacted your family directly, you are probably unaware that February’s final week serves to bring attention to people who suffer from eating disorders and their often heartbroken family members who suffer from the sidelines. The stereotype…

OHI Tourette Syndrome: Fact vs. Fiction

Tourette syndrome is estimated to affect roughly 2% of the world’s population. This neurological disorder, while relatively rare, can severely impact a child’s learning and social development. Tourette syndrome falls under the other health impairment (OHI) category of special education…

An Emotional Disturbance Diagnosis Broken Down

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines emotional disturbance as, “A condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance: An…

Fighting off Germs in the Winter Months

Considering December is the month when we celebrate Handwashing Awareness and Influenza Vaccination Week, now is the perfect time to discuss all things germy and icky! A common misconception regarding cold and flu season is the belief that it is…

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Everyone has likely (and unfortunately) experienced acid reflux or heartburn symptoms at some point. The burning fullness, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and stomach discomfort can be unbearable at times. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), however, is diagnosed when these acid reflux…

Abdominal Migraines

Abdominal migraines may sound like an oxymoron. The truth is, they are not migraines at all, but are named after the sensation in the stomach that they cause. They affect children in their elementary and middle school years, and usually…

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