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Working together to benefit students

Working together to benefit students

Independent Educational Evaluations: What schools see vs what neuropsychologists see and how they can work together to benefit students.

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Prevent HPV with Vaccination and Sexual Education

Prevent HPV with Vaccination and Sexual Education

HPV is now the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States (Human Papilloma Virus, 2013). What is HPV? HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. HPV is a virus that is sexually transmitted. So why is HPV such a concern? Almost all sexually active Americans will have HPV at some point in their lives.

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Parent tips: Carsick kids & road trips

There are endless amounts of road trip tips out there, but one thing many moms and dads don’t always prepare for as they embark on a family road trip is the potential (and all too often occurrence) of carsick kids.

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Good things are happening in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

Good things are happening in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

The Pittsburgh Promise and Pittsburgh Public Schools are embarking on an innovative education opportunity through the introduction of a workforce development initiative aimed at helping 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to pursue career and technical training, workforce certifications and post-secondary education credits beginning in the 2014-15 school year this fall.

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FDA says ‘no’ to local anesthetics for teething babies

FDA says ‘no’ to local anesthetics for teething babies

In 2012 the FDA warned parents against using products containing the local anesthetic benzocaine to relieve their infants’ teething pain. Today the agency extended that advisory to viscous lidocaine — another local anesthetic.

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Caught in the middle: How does the sandwich generation woman not get squeezed?

Caught in the middle: How does the sandwich generation woman not get squeezed?

Are you in a situation where you are taking care of both your children and your aging relatives? The number women in their 40s and 50s serving double duty, caring for both children and aging relatives, is on the rise. This group has been dubbed the “Sandwich Generation,” works at least 20 hours a week raising children and caring for aging relatives as well as maintaining at least a part-time career.

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Autism and Medical Care: A Guide to getting the attention an individual with ASD needs

When a child with autism spectrum disorder enters a doctor’s office, are they being treated with the same care and attention as a child not on the spectrum?

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Concussion symptoms and prevention tips

Concussion symptoms and prevention tips

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur in both contact and non-contact sports. A concussion is a bump, jolt or blow to either the head or body that causes the brain to move quickly back and forth, and or twist within the skull. Stop the invisible injury; Parents and coaches share the responsibility.

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Get Ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ !

Get Ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ !

Get ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ Week August 18 on PBS KIDS – tips for welcoming a new sibling to the family!

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Step up Summer Learning! Simple ways to help prevent Summer Slide

Step up Summer Learning! Simple ways to help prevent Summer Slide

During the summer months, many parents worry about potential “brain drain” during this time. Patti Rommel, Director of Research and Development at Lakeshore Learning Materials shares some great tips for how to prevent summer slide while having fun.

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