Month: April 2017

Coping With Teen Breakups

Coping With Teen Breakups

By Andy Leheny Oh, Young love… Researchers believe teen dating relationships are primarily based on infatuation. But regardless if the impetus is true love or infatuation, when your son or daughter copes with the end of a dating relationship it can be an emotional experience in which parental guidance can play a significant, helpful role. This …

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Medtronic Recalls StrataMR™ Valves Used to Manage Hydrocephalus

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR™ Valves Used to Manage Hydrocephalus

Recently, Medtronic voluntary recalled all unused units for the Medtronic Strata™ II/Strata™ NSC and StrataMR™ adjustable valves & shunts.  First, don’t panic! Medtronic is not asking that any existing patients with these shunts have them removed – so, don’t fret thinking you need to have a shunt replacement! Read the quick facts below and, if …

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

Let Your Voice Be Heard

By Sara Struwe, SBA President & CEO With over 20 Capitol Hill meetings down and Congress now in recess, SBA is planning our next steps for federal advocacy. It’s been a crazy few months trying to keep federal funding for critical Spina Bifida programs. A few weeks ago, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was …

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