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HIV in Baton Rouge

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Talking With Your Children About HIV and AIDS... Read full article

How Would the Superheroes Parent?

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Marvel superheroes dominated in the box office this summer. And sure, they can battle a bunch of baddies, but could they actually survive an epic toddler tantrum? We eventually began to wonder how some of our favorite heroes would fare if given... Read full article

Maskne: It’s Real!

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Breakouts are bound to happen, but it’s possible that you’ve noticed more unwanted friends popping up on your chin and cheeks where your mask sits. Could your mask be causing these unwanted breakouts? Yes!... Read full article

To Work or Not to Work?

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Teenagers lead busy lives, that’s no secret. While jobs are important in teaching good character qualities, it also sets the teen up for a positive future.... Read full article

Does Anyone Else Feel Extremely Not OK?

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I haven’t been able to write a post for this blog in more than a month. I could blame being busy–I have taken on a temporarily bigger volunteer role with my church (ask me about video editing or live streaming!)–but that’s not it, or at least not ent... Read full article



Children Using Melatonin: Is it Safe?

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Some children may have difficulty producing melatonin or may have another exception that is keeping them from sleeping. Is melatonin the answer?... Read full article

Unknown Costs of Raising a Child with Special Needs

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Talking about money is a taboo in our culture, but sometimes the lack of available information leaves families bewildered when they find themselves in unusual circumstances. Nobody plans on having a child who has a disability, but life doesn’t always... Read full article

Life After Suicide Loss

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First Things First… Grieving is a process. You never “get over it.” You learn to face each day as a new day in your journey of surviving a suicide loss. People grieve in many different ways, but we all grieve in our own way and on our own schedule. ... Read full article

After the Trauma: Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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“My counselor explained that having PTSD is like having a sniper on the watch tower in your brain. Every single sound, thought, emotion, anything, is a perceived threat. My brain was stuck in that,” shares local mom Candice P., who lives with Post-Tr... Read full article

Have You Had A COVID Test Yet? Here’s How it Went for Me

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The meme about Schrodinger’s virus speaks to me. We don’t know if we have COVID-19 at any given time, but we have to act as if we do while interacting with others to keep them safe. And we have to act as if we don’t have COVID-19 to remember to take ... Read full article

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