Looking Out for Siblings of Disabled Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

There are sounds of objects crashing into walls and screaming. The girl hurries out of her room to get her younger brother into his bedroom. She knows she must act quickly to make sure he does not get hurt. The commotion continues for several minutes before it becomes quiet. The girl cautiously comes out of her room with her younger brother. Usually when the quiet…

It’s Not a Cold, It’s RSV

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

A mom wakes up her one year old and detects she has a stuffy nose and her forehead feels hot. As the day goes on, the mom notices that her daughter seems to be crankier than usual and does not seem to be hungry. In addition, she is wheezing a bit as she breathes. The mom thinks that her daughter has developed a cold. While…

E-Cigarettes and Teens

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

A plume of vapor escaped the teenager’s mouth as he began to inhale again on his e-cigarette. The taste of vanilla flooded his taste buds as he felt more relaxed and clear-headed. He looked over to his friends who were also vaping, smiled, and said, “We have to do this more often”. The use of e-cigarettes by high school students has more than tripled to…

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