That time of year again: Back to school medical ID

Posted on August 6, 2019 by kerri

For all parents, Back to School season can be a chaotic time of year. Buying new supplies, finding new classrooms, and sometimes, even starting new schools can cause a lot of business, and even in some situations stress. However, for parents of kids with medical conditions, disabilities, or special needs, your Back to School preparations … Continue reading “That time of year again: Back to school medical ID”

Yesterday began National Public Health Week. While public health sounds pretty straightforward—public! people around us! health! not being sick!—is public health as simple as what it sounds like? What is the purpose of National Public Health Week? And how do we do better at ensuring we stay healthy and keep our communities the same way? … Continue reading “Public health sounds straightforward… but what is it?”

Perhaps in 2019, one of your resolutions is get healthier—eat better, see friends and family more, and maybe even exercise. Getting more (or any!) exercise can be a daunting proposition: there seems to be so much to know to get started, that just the work to get started in itself may put you off. First, … Continue reading “Tips to help you start (and stick with!) exercising in the new year”

Having a Healthy Holiday Season!

Posted on December 21, 2018 by kerri

There’s nothing worse than getting sick around the holidays! There are many precautions you can take to hopefully avoid getting sick this holiday season—and fortunately, most don’t take much time at all! Avoiding Colds, Flus, Infections, and General Germs Avoiding colds, flus, infections, and germs in general is probably what most people think of when … Continue reading “Having a Healthy Holiday Season!”

This year’s theme for the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd is “Inclusion is for everybody” [1] What does inclusion mean in a community? Inclusion is the opposite of segregation. While historically children with disabilities have been educated in separate classrooms or sometimes schools, more and more schools are reaching … Continue reading “What is inclusion: International Day of Persons with Disabilities”

Having a chronic illness is stressful, even if you manage your disease and your stress well. It is true most chronic diseases are connected with a higher chance of developing a mental health problem. Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day–and there is no better time to talk about mental health than today. A few statistics … Continue reading “Mental health with chronic illness, and the importance of medical ID jewelry”