Author: Christa Melnyk Hines

Kids Worried Sick: Breaking Down the Anxiety Epidemic Facing Today’s Kids

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Like many active 10-year-olds, Ava* is involved in competitive cheerleading, enjoys playing the flute in her school’s band and loves spending time with her group of a few close-knit friends. But daily life is a struggle for this fifth grader, who is haunted by debilitating worries about her personal safety, her health and being alone.… Read More

Banking on Cord Blood

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When Jessica Hahn, 26, was just nine years old, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. While chemotherapy attacked her cancer, the treatment bankrupted her bone marrow. Umbilical cord blood from a donor re-placed her dying marrow with new, healthy, bone marrow, and ultimately, saved her life. A baby’s umbilical cord blood… Read More

Preparing Happy Campers

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Summer Camp is a time-honored tradition, rich with activities, newfound friendships and a lifetime of memories. Here is how to make your child’s camp experience smooth sailing from start to finish. S’more Than Just Fun According to the RAND Corporation, a non-profit research organization, children who participate in summer programs, like experiential learning activities offered… Read More