Child BMI Screen

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BMI Calculator

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Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Information
per 1 quesadilla

Calories: 240
Carbohydrates: 24g  
Total Fat: 8g   
Fiber: 2g               
Saturated Fat: 2.5g  
Sodium: 360mg
Protein: 18g

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Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Information
per 6 nugget serving

Calories: 265
Carbohydrates: 17g  
Total Fat: 5g   
Fiber: 0g               
Saturated Fat: 1.5g  
Sodium: 240mg
Protein: 38g

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Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Information
per 1 patty

Calories: 230
Carbohydrates: 20g  
Total Fat: 8g   
Fiber: 3g               
Saturated Fat: 4g  
Sodium: 430mg
Protein: 17g

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Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Information
per 1 cup serving

Calories: 280
Carbohydrates: 58g  
Total Fat: 2g    
Fiber: 7g               
Saturated Fat: 0g  
Sodium: 65mg
Protein: 7g

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Am I An Abuser?

Adapted from The Hotline

Signs You May Be Abusive:

  • Calling bad names or putting someone down
  • Shouting and cursing
  • Hitting, slapping and/or pushing
  • Making threats of any kind
  • Jealousy and suspicion
  • Keeping someone away from family and friends
  • Throwing things around the house

If you abuse, you can choose to stop.

Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for help.

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Urban Legends

Down’s Syndrome- Urban Legends


1.       Down’s Syndrome is a rare diseaseThis is not true.  Trisomy 21, the genetic defect that leads to Down’s Syndrome is the most common genetic disorder.  1 in 700 births is a Down’s Syndrome child. 

2.       People with Down’s Syndrome are unable to function due to mental retardation.  Most people with Down’s Syndrome have only mild to moderate cognitive impairment.  Many are able to go to school, to work, play sports, and participate in community activities as any other person. 

3.       Most Down’s Syndrome children are born to older parents.  This is a common myth.  80% of Down’s Syndrome children are born to mothers younger than 35.  While it is true that the incidence of a Down’s Syndrome birth increases with age, the majority of Down’s Syndrome children are born to younger parents.

4.       Down’s Syndrome children don’t live long.  Overall, the life expectancy for Down’s Syndrome children has greatly improved with medical advances.  However, there is a large racial divide in survival rates.  By age 20, Blacks are more than 7 times as likely to die from Down’s Syndrome complications than other groups. Each prescription for glasses is different.  Some glasses may need to be worn consistently, while others may only need to be worn at specified times like reading.  Be sure to have a clear understanding of the prescription when you receive it.  Always follow the direction of the optometrist or ophthalmologist that prescribed the glasses so they are being used correctly.

5.       Down’s Syndrome children must be in special education programs.   This is not true.  The goal of most school systems across this country is inclusion and integration.  While there are some children that will need special education classes, there are many Down’s Syndrome children that are integrated in the standard classroom setting and go on to graduate from high school, and college.

6.       There is no hope for a cure for Down’s Syndrome.  Research continues for identifying the genes that may lead to Down’s Syndrome.  The hope is that Down’s Syndrome can be prevented in the future.

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Sjogren’s Symptoms

  • dry mouth
  • dry eyes
  • dry nose
  • fatigue
  • achy joints
  • difficulty swallowing
  • muscle pain
  • dry cough
  • vaginal dryness
  • thrush (oral yeast)
  • dental cavities
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Urban Oasis

When the Bandages Are Removed

Scripture Reading: Daniel 3, Matthew 8

In January 2008, I found myself once again lying on a bed in the emergency room suffering from an affliction I had been battling for seven years. Given the necessary intravenous medication, I began to feel better and was released to battle this illness alone (or so I thought) once again. Upon my discharge from the hospital, I began to feel a deep depression and the sense that I would never beat this sickness.

The next morning as I prepared to shower, I removed the bandages from the previous night’s emergency room visit. As I looked at myself in the mirror, I had to double take my image. The bandages had left behind a simple message: GOD IS. I called to my mother to eyewitness and she confirmed the words that were imprinted on my chest where the bandage had once been. The depressed feeling that lingered over me immediately left and I began to rejoice in my heart.

A very simple message of encouragement was given to me through the affliction that attacked my body: GOD IS (fill in the blank). What is God to you? Is He everything? Is He
nothing? Is He just a notion that someone through the passage of time created to explain  the existence of life? I can fill in the blanks like this: God is my healer, my deliverer, my beginning and my ending. I owe Him my all.

As I reflect on this situation in my life, I would like to pose a question to those that are dealing with a difficult situation. What are you going to see when your spiritual bandages are removed? Will you be the same person you were before your trial? Sometimes we find ourselves in “God’s Clinic” for desperately needed surgery to repair damage to our spiritual body.  Whatever the diagnosis may be, when God has repaired the broken part and has
placed a bandage over the scar, it is left to us to determine how the scar will appear once the healing process is complete.

Tanisha Lawson

Tanisha Lawson is a freelance writer living in the metro Atlanta, GA area.


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