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Uncommon Tick Borne Diseases That Impact Kids

Donna Mazyck, Marjorie Cole, Gordon Christensen

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April is the beginning of the season for higher exposure to tick bites.  In this segment we look at a variety of uncommon tick borne diseases and identify the regions across the nation where children are most at risk.
 
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Teaching Alcohol Responsibility to Teens

Donna Mazyck, Ralph Blackman, Shirley Schwartz

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Underage drinking at the elementary, middle-school and high school levels is a concern for parents and educators. In this segment we discuss the latest statistics and research. Finally, we point to educational resources created specifically for school nurses and school staff.
 
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Teens with Diabetes in Transition: Supporting Self-Management

Donna Mazyck with Sarah Butler, MS, RN, Dr. Weissberg-Benchell

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Transitioning out of high school is a pivotal time in the life of a teen with diabetes. School nurses can play an important role in preparing students to assume more responsibility for their health care. In this segment we discuss the physical, social, cognitive and developmental issues involved and offer tips for how school nurses can offer support.

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Heart Health: The Importance of Teaching Students CPR

Donna Mazyck with Kathleen Rose, RN, MHA, NCS, and Dr. Dianne Atkins

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Every hour approximately 48 people will have a cardiac event outside of the hospital. However, what is surprising to many is that 6,000 children and adolescents die each year from heart failure. In this segment we discuss the pivotal role school nurses play in limiting the number of student deaths due to heart attacks in school.

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