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March 24, 2017

Because Parenting Matters

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“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”

-- President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Children are the future and that’s why parenting matters.

We also know that parenting isn’t easy, and sometimes parents can use a little help. That’s why Bradley Hospital and Lifespan Community Health Institute will present its 27th Parenting Matters conference on Saturday, March 25.

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March 23, 2017

Small Changes = Big Difference on the Scale

Are you trying to maintain a healthy weight for yourself – and your family too?

A few simple changes in your eating, shopping and exercise routines could make a big difference.

Change your eating habits

Start with avoiding on-the-go eating. That typically leads to eating too fast and choosing foods that are high in calories yet lacking in nutrients.

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March 21, 2017

Why We Need Poison Prevention Week

Do we really need a week dedicated to Poison Prevention awareness?

Absolutely. Consider this fact: In the U.S., poisoning deaths continue to rise annually, from 6,100 in 1980 to 47,000 in 2015, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Education plays a critical role in what are preventable deaths.

Poisonings or toxic exposures can happen to anyone and anywhere at any time!

Eye-opening facts  

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March 16, 2017

Healing Through Play

“Thank you.”  Two very small words, often unsaid. As child life specialists, these are words we hear often from patients and families. It may be because we helped a child laugh in a moment of uncertainty or smile following a flood of tears. We hear these words after teaching a child to swallow pills for the first time, alleviating an entire family's fears with a pre-surgical tour, or providing a backpack full of clothes and essentials following a traumatic event. 

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March 15, 2017

OAB and the Need to “Pee”

Urinary incontinence. It can be a taboo subject for many people, but did you know it’s actually more common than asthma?

Urinary incontinence is associated with having an overactive bladder (OAB), and there are different types.

Stress incontinence is when urine escapes during some sort of physical exertion like laughing, coughing or exercise. Another type is urge incontinence. This is the typical case of having the sudden urge to go to the bathroom and if you cannot hold it, urine might escape.

Does this only happen in women?

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March 24, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/because-parenting-matters
March 23, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/small-changes-big-difference-scale
March 21, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/why-we-need-poison-prevention-week
March 16, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/healing-through-play
March 15, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/oab-and-need-%E2%80%9Cpee%E2%80%9D