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    While most parents of overnight campers are already thinking about trunks and sunscreen, one group of moms and dads still unsure about sleepaway camp are the parents of children who are ill or disabled. Rivkah Reichmann, associate director of Camp Simcha Special, a camp for chronically ill children and teens in Glen...
     
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    Sunburn is dangerous. Just one incidence every two years can triple the risk of melanoma. Despite this, a quarter of those who work outdoors with children admit to a child having sunburn whilst in their care, and a worrying 40 percent of children still turn up to outdoor sessions without any sun protection whatsoever...
     
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    May is Celiac Awareness Month. An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune digestive disorder that damages the small intestine. Celiac disease is triggered by consumption of a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and "cross...
     
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    Did you know 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, but only 20 percent seek help? During May – National Hearing Month – more than 28 million Americans with untreated hearing loss could be missing out on the sounds of spring, like birds singing and the wind rustling through the trees. To ensure...
     
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    Three-quarters of emergency physicians report that emergency visits are going up, according to a new poll. This represents a significant increase from just one year ago when less than half reported increases. Rather than trying to keep people out of emergency departments, policymakers need to recognize the value...
     
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    The United States continues its descent in the global rankings of best and worst places for moms, slipping to 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries, reveals Save the Children's new report "State of the World's Mothers 2015: The Urban Disadvantage." Norway rose to the top of the list,...
     
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    MDA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, has announced that the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving have made this the right time for the organization to move beyond its historic Labor Day telethon. It will discontinue production of a broadcast telethon effective this year.   MDA...
     
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    NOF is kicking off National Osteoporosis Month and issuing a call to action to Break Free from Osteoporosis. As part of the awareness and educational initiative, NOF is offering free resources and a webinar to help raise awareness and encourage people to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make...
     
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    The Lupus Research Institute (LRI), the SLE Lupus Foundation, and the LRI National Patient Coalition members recognize Lupus Awareness Month with a wide range of events spotlighting the need for early diagnosis of lupus and the innovative research that can help stop its complications. Systemic lupus erythematosus (...
     
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    Hysterectomy.org, created by three trusted women's health advocates, is kicking off Hysterectomy Awareness Month with dozens of personal stories from women who have sought treatment for their gyn health conditions, and more interactive content including quizzes, shareable graphics, and online events. On May 4...