Home Health
Walbridge mom grateful for her “little lifesaver”
Written by Tammy Walro   
Friday, 08 August 2008 10:09

Living with severe diabetes is something that Elizabeth Gould is trying to get used to.

Gould, of Walbridge, had been diagnosed with diabetes when she was pregnant with her daughter, now 5. “But recently, it has been hitting me with a vengeance,” she said.

Because she has good days and some not-so-good days, Elizabeth has discussed her diabetes with her young daughter. “I told her about my diabetes, where I kept my medication and we also talked about how to call 9-1-1 if there would be an emergency,” she said.

The Counseling Corner: Helping your teen overcome negative peer pressure
Written by the American Couseling Association   
Thursday, 07 August 2008 10:20

Peer pressure is probably the most important influence in your teenager’s life. While parental opinions certainly are considered, if only because of the consequences of ignoring them, it’s more often the opinions and actions of peers that help many teens decide virtually everything from hairstyles to clothing choices to academic efforts.       

Often, peer pressure is a good thing that can lead to involvement in sports, religious activities and academic excellence. But peer pressure can also be a negative, especially for a teen lacking in self-confidence and self-esteem, yet anxious to be accepted by others. Negative peer pressure can result in trying to be part of a group rebelling against those things (such as school) about which the teen feels less confident.

Slow down, stay alert as kids head back to school
Written by Tammy Walro   
Thursday, 07 August 2008 10:17

Fifty-six million children across the country begin heading back to school this month, and AAA is urging motorists to slow down and stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones with its 75th annual School’s Open - Drive Carefully campaign.

The campaign hopes to curb a trend of unsafe driving behavior in school zones and neighborhoods that can result in children’s injury and sometimes death.  

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