Archive | April, 2014

Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is more common than many people think, and its effects can be devastating. It hurts many people including the child, their family and friends, and society. We want you to be informed on what to look for and how to help prevent child sexual abuse. Why learn about child sexual abuse? Victims […]

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Does Media Violence Cause Children to Become More Violent?

Columbine. Sandy Hook. Virginia Tech. These schools all have something in common—shootings. When tragedy strikes in the world of America’s young people—especially when the tragedy is perpetrated by the young people themselves—the public wants something to blame for the violence. The culprit is often the abundance of violent acts that kids are exposed to on […]

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5 Tips to Save Money: How New Parents Can Avoid Breaking the Bank

If you had a baby shower, you probably looked at the pile of gifts and thought, “I will never need all of this!” As the parent of a newborn, you have probably realized that you were wrong—you need even more stuff. Here are 5 tips to save money on the items your baby needs. 1) […]

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Is it False Labor or The Real Thing?

In the weeks leading up to your due date, every little hint of sensation in your belly may cause your heart to race in excitement and make you wonder: Is this it? Am I going into labor? Should I rush to EIRMC?  Adding confusion is false labor, which may seem like the real thing.   False […]

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Should I Get My Son the HPV Vaccine?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be hard to talk about, especially with pre-teens and teenagers. But you are your son’s first line of defense, and there’s something you can do to keep him from becoming infected with the most common STI out there: You can get him vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). About 79 […]

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