How to Have a Blast Watching Fireworks if You Have Epilepsy

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  Holidays like the Fourth of July are a great time to get together with friends and family. However, those who have photosensitive epilepsy might be worried about watching the traditional fireworks displays. Here’s a brief explanation of the condition and tips for an enjoyable holiday. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy…

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Confessions of a Food Allergy Mom

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I am a food allergy mom. I have two sons who couldn’t be more different from each other. The oldest is a sensitive, introspective, timid soul, while the youngest is an outgoing rough-and-tumble kid. The oldest has been relatively healthy so far, while the youngest has dealt with severe eczema,…

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A Mother’s Love: My Son has Chronic Heart Disease

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Submitted by Jodi Lemacks Mother’s Day is not just about getting Mom the perfect present; it’s about celebrating the relationship between mothers and their children. One mother recently shared with us an update on her son who has lived with a chronic heart disease his entire young life. Joshua Lemacks,…

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Mental Illness is More than Just Depression

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In the United States, more than 43 million adults live with mental illness. That’s about one in every five. The percentages dramatically increase in certain social demographics such as the homeless and prisoners. May is designated as Mental Health Month to raise awareness about the numerous conditions that fall under…

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Autism and Wandering

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For parents and other caregivers of children and adults with autism, wandering is a major concern and cause for stress. Wandering, sometimes called elopement, describes when a person, usually someone who is cognitively, mentally or emotionally impaired or not developed, walks or runs away from a caregiving situation. Essentially it…

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