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2018 Meeting Summary

The New Hampshire Council For Youths With Chronic Conditions 2018 meeting summary is here. Please click here to read.

Merrimack Mom, Prader-Willi syndrome advocate honored with CYCC Spirit Award

The Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions presented its annual Spirit Award to Maureen Tracy, of Merrimack, who leads the New Hampshire Chapter of the Prader-Willi syndrome is a complex genetic condition that causes a constant sense of hunger and can lead to a number of physical, mental and behavioral problems. Each year the CYCC awards …

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Long time school nurse, legislator Barbara French named honorary chair of annual childhood chronic conditions awareness week

CONCORD – Barbara Conner French, a veteran school nurse and long-time State lawmaker, will serve as the honorary chair of the annual Childhood Chorionic Health Conditions Awareness week. French, of Henniker, served 12 years in the House of Representatives where she was an advocate for children and family.   She starter her nursing career in 1950 …

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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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Valley News: Lyme Fourth-Grader Is a Real Champion

By Jon Wolper Valley News Staff Writer Sunday, November 11, 2012 Lyme — YuYu Cutting stood inside a crudely drawn foursquare box on the Lyme School blacktop, balancing a deflated basketball in his left hand. He brought his hand back, keeping the ball in place with the hook protruding from the right sleeve of his …

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from The 2012 Summer Olympics get underway this week in London. Most of us won’t be able to watch the London Olympics in person, but we can still experience the thrill of victory in our own backyards. The American Heart Association hopes parents will use these two weeks as a jumping point for getting …

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A Simple change in the law can bring smiles

By Jeff Woodburn “The worst case,” Penny McKinnon starts, her words drawing me closer and piquing my interest. As a School Nurse at Littleton’s Lakeway Elementary School, she sees a lot and it’s not all good. “A student’s teeth were so bad that he couldn’t eat,” she said, “he lost a lot of weight.” Hard …

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