Autism

Apr 25, 2016 Comments Off

Autism. You hear about it almost every day in the news and, chances are, someone you know is affected. But what is it? Why is it becoming so prevalent? And most important of all, what can we do to help the children and families that are affected? Autism is often seen in the spotlight with […]

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Apr 25, 2016 Comments Off

According to the most recent estimates by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1 in 68 children. ASD is 5 times more common in boys (1 in 42) than in girls (1 in 189). Autism crosses all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic boundaries, and about half of the children diagnosed […]

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Autism Research

Apr 25, 2016 Comments Off

There is still a lot to learn about ASD – researchers have yet to definitively determine a cause or identify a genetic pre-disposition. However, research on ASD has increased a great deal in recent years, and there is a large group of public and private organizations working to better understand ASD through research. Recent efforts […]

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What can we do to Help those in our Community?

Apr 25, 2016 Comments Off

Many of you may have or know someone with autism and you would like more information and resources. That is where Ridgecrest Autism Awareness (RAA) comes in: RAA is a local non-profit organization committed to providing education and support to families of special-needs children, and to educating the local community to increase understanding and awareness […]

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Ridgecrest Autism Awareness

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RAA was founded to provide support and education for families of children with Autism. However, they have expanded their outreach to include all children with special needs or disabilities. All of their events are free for families of any child with special needs or disabilities. Cherish explains “We quickly realized that the struggles of families […]

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RRH Health Fair 2016

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Stroke Awareness & Prevention

Sep 04, 2015 Comments Off

In the United States, every 40 seconds someone is having a stroke. That someone could be a friend, a family member or even you. Thankfully, many of the factors that put people at risk for stroke are actually in their own control. Although making lifestyle changes can be hard at first, the long term results […]

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Stroke: Signs, Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Sep 04, 2015 Comments Off

Stroke is the loss of neurologic function, usually sudden, that occurs from disruption of blood flow to the brain. When the brain does not get adequate blood flow, the tissue does not get oxygen and cannot function. Sometimes the blood flow is restricted by a clot, or thrombus, and sometimes because of a rupture in […]

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Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

Sep 04, 2015 Comments Off

According to Melissa Parkinson, ER Manager at RRH, it is essential that anyone who has symptoms of a stroke or who witnesses a person exhibiting symptoms of a stroke gets help right away by calling 911 and going to the Emergency Department. Melissa stated that “With a stroke, the sooner that treatment begins the better […]

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Stroke Risk Factors

Sep 04, 2015 Comments Off

Top controllable risk factors include: diet & nutrition, physical activity, Tobacco & smoking use, and alcohol consumption. Knowing your risk factors is important so that you can lower them. The US National Library of Medicine lists several lifestyle changes that can be made to lower your risk of stroke. Smoking is listed as a risk […]

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