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Back to School Asthma Checklist

Post by Dan Wilson, RRT, CPFT, AEC School is back in session and parents are making sure their children are getting back into the swing of the school season.  In the rush to get school supplies together and checking the bus schedule, it’s easy to over look the, “Back to School Asthma Checklist”. The American Lung Association [...]

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Back To School: Behavioral Health

Post by Bhumi Bhavsar, Behavioral Health Therapist The kids are finally back in school!  Have you noticed that your child/children seem to be more anxious or isolated or irritable since it is back to school time?  If so, take a few minutes to ask them why they feel this way.  Sometimes it is hard for [...]

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Kids, Work and a Social Life? Tips on juggling your busy schedule!

Post by Bhumi Bhavsar Yes, it is already that time of year when kids are returning back to school!  Can you believe it, summer is already over?!  Some us of look forward to this time of year, where others are wondering how am I going to manage everything?   Your children are looking forward to starting [...]

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Help Your Kids Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Post by Laura Jay-Ballinger, M.A., LMHC It’s that time of year again– back to school!  It’s hard to believe the summer went by so quickly! I’ve noticed that both kids and adults have a difficult time adjusting routines and getting back to school.  One of the most arduous tasks of the fall is establishing good sleep [...]

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BIBs and Healthy Families Promotes School Readiness

Post by Denise Kaspar Healthy Families America is a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment. HealthNet’s Healthy Families program has been providing home-based family support services for approximately eighteen years.  Healthy Families America has a strong research base, [...]

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Help Your Child Start the School Year Off Right!

Post by Dr. Mary Jo Stine – Summer is almost over and the children will be back to school soon.  What can you do to get your child’s school year off to a great start? Immunizations are an excellent way to help keep your child healthy.  Children entering kindergarten need to show proof of having received [...]

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Hopes and Dreams for a New School Year in Indy

Post written by Tricia Tomson Well… is that time of the year….already! August is here and the kids are heading back to school. It is hard to believe, because it feels like summer just started. But, as I checked my Facebook page this last week, several of my friends who are teachers are preparing to [...]

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A 2011 Tax Deduction That Can Save Lives!

As 2011 draws to a close, we wanted to share a letter from HealthNet President/CEO Booker Thomas that appeared in yesterday’s e-newsletter: Dear Friends of HealthNet, Every year, hundreds of individuals make donations that help HealthNet fulfill its mission of caring for the community. We hope you will join them and make a gift to HealthNet [...]

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Back-to-School Shots — What Indy Parents Should Know!

The new Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) policy that was supposed to go into effect starting July 1st has been postponed until January 2012, but is still causing some confusion and leaving some Marion County families scrambling to get their children’s vaccines before the start of the school year. Earlier this year, the ISDH [...]

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Three steps to show you give a care about Indy

So, as I have said before in an earlier post, the first half of this year has been a lot about getting HealthNet content into the web stream and social media outlets, so that you can learn more about us, who we serve, and how we go about doing so. Now, we want to hear [...]

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