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Available Screenings Vision - According to Vision Quest 20/20, vision problems affect more than 5 million elementary school children nationwide.  Poor vision can affect interpersonal skills, resulting in children being labeled as "abnormal." Dental - Oral health problems in children account for over 51 million hours of absences per year from school.  Tooth decay is the most widespread and chronic infection in children.  Children with chronic oral health problems may have more difficulties eating, talking sleeping and playing. Hearing - According to the CDC's Third National Health & Nutrition survey, 14.9% of children age 6 to 19 years of age had a hearing loss of at least 16-decibel hearing level in one or both ears. Spine Alignment - According to OrthoInfo, Scoliosis curves measuring at least 10 degrees occur in 1.5-3% of the population.  Small spinal curves occur with similar frequency in both boys and girls, but girls are more likely to have a progressively larger curve that will require treatment. Asthma - Asthma can be a life-threatening disease if not properly managed.  It is the 3rd leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15.  Asthma is characterized by excessive sensitivity of the lungs to various stimuli.  Triggers range from viral infections to allergies, to irritating gases and particles in the air. Happiness - About 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18, according to the National Comorbitity Survey - Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A).  Girls are more likely that boys to experience depression.  Children who are depressed may complain of feeling sick, refuse to go to school, cling to a parent or caregiver, or worry that a parent may pass. Blood Pressure -  High blood pressure (hypertension) in children is a growing health problem that is often overlooked by physicians.  Normal blood pressure values to children are based on age, height and sex.  Hypertension may be an indication of a more serious condition. Diabetes - Until recently type 2 diabetes was an adult disease.  It now consist of more than 20% of all newly reported cases of the disease.  Early detection is key in control and treatment. Screenings are provided free of charge.  They are intended to help detect possible health issues that may need to be addressed.  Although many of our volunteers are medical professionals, our screenings are pass/refer only.  They are not intended to diagnose any condition or illness.  If your child does not pass a screening, it is highly recommended that you seek a professional diagnosis from your physician. Other Programs Fire Safety Emergency Preparedness Drug Awareness National ID Program Self Defense Demonstrations CPR Demonstration Nutrition Education Carter Blood Drive Glow Hands Flu Bug Attack Dancing & More
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Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm NRH Center Grand Hall 6000 Hawk Ave, NRH, TX 76180 Serving children (ages 5 to 11) of the Mid-Cities area
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