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Weight DiscriminationVideo (HealthDay)

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A Laptop May Boost a Hospitalized Child's Recovery (HealthDay)

Lead in Kids' Blood Linked with Behavioral and Emotional ProblemsFrom the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

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Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

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July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month!

National Autism Awareness Month

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year.  Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions.  Some are burned; others are injured in accidents and animal attacks, or diagnosed with various oral/head/neck and skin diseases.

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes
From the Centers for Disease Control:
"New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes is an on-line resource that uses stories about African Americans with diabetes to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills. New Beginnings can be used to supplement diabetes self-management education sessions and in diabetes support groups."

Access the guide, worksheets, handouts and promotional materials: http://1.usa.gov/1jYW6z3

The American Cancer Society
is recruiting men and women across Shreveport-Bossier area for a landmark research study called Cancer Prevention Study -3 (CPS-3).

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What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words "you have cancer?" Now you can. This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives of many, and the American Cancer Society urges you to join and sign up today. Anyone can visit www.cps3northla.org and schedule an appointment today to reserve a spot to participate in CPS-3.

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