Awareness

Saturday, Ice Age: Collision Course is Sensory Friendly at AMC

Saturday, Ice Age: Collision Course is Sensory Friendly at AMC

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Since 2007,  AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and with other special needs ”Sensory Friendly Movie Screenings“ – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy their favorite “family-friendly” films in a safe and accepting environment. The movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be... 

Community

Menstrual Cycle Facts for Your Daughter

Menstrual Cycle Facts for Your Daughter

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The length of the menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman, but the average is to have periods every 28 days. Regular cycles that are longer or shorter than this, from 24 to 35 days, are normal. “The menstrual cycle is the time from the first day of a woman’s period to the day before her next period,” says Toni Belfield, a specialist in sexual health information and a trained fertility awareness teacher. “Girls... 

Innovations

The NuRoo Pocket:  Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

The NuRoo Pocket: Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

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My name is Hope Parish, and I fell in love with the practice of Skin-to-Skin after being introduced to the benefits by my nurse midwife following the birth of my third baby. I thought I was pretty savvy in terms of how to provide best care for baby, but yet I had never heard of holding baby Skin-to-Skin. I will forever be grateful to her for taking the time to walk me through the incredible value... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...