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Stop Summer Learning Loss

June 23rd, 2014

5 apps to stop the summer slide. Children look forward to summer activities and a break from homework. Unfortunately, those months spent away from school can lead to learning loss, often called “the summer slide.”…

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Día del Niño 2014

June 18th, 2014

At this celebration of children, families had fun learning to be happy and healthy! The celebration kicked off with a 2.1 mile walk from the National Museum of Mexican Art to the UIC Forum. Walkers…

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Surgeon Recognized for Military Service

June 17th, 2014

Quilt of Valor honors orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Keith Gabriel is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He cares for many of our enrolled children who are affected by things like…

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Funding for School Screenings

June 11th, 2014

Public health departments receive $37,000 to help identify children with special needs. Ten health departments in Southern Illinois received funding to purchase screening equipment that helps schools identify children with special health care needs. The…

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Relocating to Better Serve You

May 5th, 2014

Our North Cook and DuPage locations are moving to Lombard. The DuPage and North Cook Regional Offices are closing in their current locations on May 12th. It will take us about a week to get…

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High-Deductible Health Plans Impact Children

May 1st, 2014

Children with special health care needs experience higher costs under a high-deductible plan than with conventional insurance. High-deductible health plans seem like a good deal because they have lower premiums (the cost you pay to…

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Are We Too Distracted by Our Devices?

April 21st, 2014

Researchers observe parents with their children, and their devices. A recent broadcast on National Public Radio put an interesting twist on a commonly discussed topic – device distraction. We typically hear parents complain their kids…

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