Free IDs for Kids at Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti

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Inspired by their adoptive son’s diabetes diagnosis, Drs.  Rick and Wendy Bonnell established Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti in 2012 with partners Dr. Chris and Lisa Carpenter. A nonprofit organization, the clinic provides comprehensive medical care to disadvantaged Haitian children who live with chronic, non-communicable diseases, like diabetes, heart disease,…

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Meet Hawkins: two-year-old with hydrocephalus and joy for life


September may be the turning point between seasons. Summer fades into the cooler weather of spring as leaves change and the air lightens. But the month is also an opportunity for people around the country to rally support for raising awareness of hydrocephalus during National Hydrocephalus Awareness month. Hydrocephalus is…

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Your Back to School Resources for Managing Epilepsy


Although as many as 1 in 26 people in the Unites States will develop a seizure disorder, the condition is not as commonly discussed as food allergies among children returning to school. But the challenges can be just as great for children with epilepsy and their families. Communication is key…

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When Your Kid is the One at School with Food Allergies


A couple of months ago I wrote about my thoughts, feelings and actions as a mom of a child with food allergies. That little one started kindergarten this year, so we’re going to be the ones at school with food allergies. So how did I prepare for the first day? It…

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7 Back to School Accessories for Children with Diabetes

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Back to school shopping is one of the busiest times of year for retailers. Parents re-evaluate what clothing fits and isn’t worn through, kids beg for the hottest sneakers and backpacks. But for children with diabetes, going back to school is also a time to think about how they will…

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Back to School with Chronic Heart Disease

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Back to school time is here, and for many families, there is an excited frenzy that accompanies it. While children’s faces light up at the thought of new clothes, backpacks and accessories, their parents simultaneously feel relief and stress. These feelings can be amplified for parents of children with chronic…

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Choosing the Right Medical ID for Back to School

Raising children is hard enough.  Getting them to wear a medical ID shouldn’t be part of the struggle.  We have tons of styles and materials from which to choose, so make an effort to include your child or teen in the selection process.  After all, the best medical ID is…

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