Category Archive: Family issues

Advocate Mother and superhero to lead Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week

CONCORD – An advocate mother and her superhero son will serve as the honorary chairs of the annual Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week. Christina D’Allesandro, of Salem, and her son, Anthony Smith, a hearing impaired 5-year-old, were the inspiration behind the creation of Blue Ear, a hearing aid-wearing superhero. The week is an annual celebration of “amazing …

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Welcome to NH Family Voices

Caring for children with special needs can be exhausting and complex. Parents and caregivers often struggle to find the resources and services their child needs. NH Family Voices is in a unique position to help families because we are parents who have children/youth and young adults with chronic health, physical, developmental and mental health challenges. …

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Hearing-impaired boy lives every kid’s dream: becoming a superhero

New York (CNN) — Five-year-old Anthony Smith didn’t think superheroes wore hearing aids, until he became one. His mother, Christina D’Allesandro, says the epic journey began in May, when her superhero-fanatic son, who is deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other, refused to wear his blue hearing aid because “superheroes don’t wear …

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Asthma and Schools

Asthma is a leading chronic  illness among children and adolescents in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. On average, in a  classroom of 30 children, about 3 are likely to have asthma. Low-income populations, minorities, and children living in inner cities  experience more emergency department visits, hospitalizations, …

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Chronic Disease, Pediatrics, Stanford News: Chronic illness in Childhood, one patients story

Patients at the country’s top children’s hospitals are increasingly likely to be chronically ill. This ongoing trend in pediatric medicine might seem counterintuitive at first – isn’t medical science supposed to be improving children’s health? The trend is, in fact, a byproduct of medical advances: Fewer kids now end up hospitalized with infectious diseases. At …

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