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Shining a Light on Autism

4/4/2013

April is World Autism Awareness Month, a global effort to raise awareness and attention on the issues affecting those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and costs families $60,000 a year on average. Even though autism is widespread, awareness about the condition is not.

The Truth About Colorectal Cancer Screening

3/11/2013
The American Cancer Society estimates that 142,820 people will be diagnosed in 2013 and that 50,830 will die from colon cancer in the United States yet people accept myths (though inaccurate) as common knowledge making the disease even more dangerous than it is.

Spring Forward: Tools to adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

3/4/2013
Contributed By Carrie Knoll, M.D., American Board of Pediatrics, and Sleep Medicine and Roger Darwicki, RPSGT, CPT, RST from Pomona Valley Hospital Adult and Children’s Sleep Disorders Center

On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. clocks are turned forward 1 hour so here are some quick tips for a successful transition to daylight saving time for Adults and Children.
 
Children:
Preschool children are usually early birds, and are probably the first ones up in your house. They usually do not have a problem with daylight savings time. However, school age children and teens can find the earlier wake up time very difficult. Here are some things you can do to help them adjust:

You do not have to be a surgeon to have an opportunity to help a trauma victim!

2/27/2013
When it comes to getting people to donate blood there’s a lot of emotional tag-lines that are used to get your attention, such as “A bottle of blood saved my life. Was it yours?” - “Tears of a mother cannot save her Child. But your Blood can” or my personal favorite “A few drops of your Blood can help a life to bloom” but the reality is that the majority of us do not donate unless we have a personal reason to or we do not donate simply because we do not realize the importance of donating blood.

Ever Hear People Say

2/25/2013
Ever hear people say, "I'll sleep when I'm dead"? This may happen sooner than they think if they do not reconsider their sleeping habits. Sleep is crucial for good health. Some research suggests that people who stay up late are more prone to heart disease even if they get eight hours of sleep. In another study, women who slept five hours or less a night were 39% more likely to develop heart disease than those who got eight hours.
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