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  • Characteristic Rehabilitation

    Hospital

    Nursing Home

    Frequent visits by an at-

    tending physician

    Required Not required

    Multidisciplinary

    team approach

    Required Not required

    RN oversight and

    availability

    24 hours/day At least 8 consecutive

    hours/day

    Specialty nursing training,

    rehabilitation expertise

    5 - 7.5 hours/day 2.5 - 4 hours/day

    PT, OT, and/or speech

    therapy level of service

    3 hours/day

    (minimum)

    No minimum

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    HealthSouth Scottsdale Rehabilitation Hospital

    9630 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    480 551-5400 Fax 480 551-5401

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    HealthSouth Valley of the Sun

    Rehabilitation Hospital

    13460 N. 67th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85304

    623 878-8800 Fax 623 334-5360

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    New child restraint law

    For some time, Arizona has required

    motorists to strap children age 4 and

    younger into a child-restraint system.

    On Aug. 2, a new law goes into effect

    that requires children ages 5 to 7, who are

    shorter than 4 feet 10 inches tall, to also

    be restrained in a child-restraint system.

    Prior to the implementation of this law,

    Arizona was one of only three states that

    allowed a 5-year-old to use a seat belt

    instead of a car seat or booster seat.

    More info: Arizona Governors Office

    of Highway Safety, azgohs.gov; Arizona

    Department of Health Services, azdhs.

    gov/phs/owch/ipcfr/safekids.htm

    Online caregiver

    support group

    Duet, a local non-profit organization,

    is launching an online caregiver

    networking group to offer support to

    those caring for an aging friend or loved

    one. This free support group will meet

    online on the fourth Tuesday (78 p.m.)

    and second Saturday (910 a.m.) of each

    month. Nextmeetings: Aug. 11 (910 a.m.);

    Aug. 28, (78 p.m.) To register: duetaz.org,

    click on the events tab.

    Questions/info: Brett Petersen,

    602-753-8381 or [email protected]

    Free immunizations

    The Scottsdale Unified School District

    (SUSD) and Scottsdale Healthcare are

    partnering to offer immunization clinics

    Aug. 23 and Aug. 610 from 124 p.m.

    at the SUSD Education Center, 3811

    N. 44 St., Phoenix.

    Vaccines are supplied through the

    Vaccines for Children program. New 2012

    state guidelines provide immunizations

    to all uninsured, KidsCare, AHCCCS,

    native American/Alaskan natives, and

    children of families whose insurance

    does not cover immunizations.

    Immunizations will be available to any

    qualified student, not just those who

    may be enrolling. A parent or guardian

    must accompany each child and should

    bring each childs immunization record.

    More info: susd.org or 480-484-6110

    Whooping cough/

    pertussis

    The March of Dimes is spreading the

    word that the incidence of pertussis,

    also known as whooping cough, is on

    the rise. Pertussis is a highly contagious,

    vaccine-preventable disease that often

    results in severe health risks and even

    death for babies and young children.

    Pertussis vaccinations begin at two

    months of age, but babies may not be

    fully protected until theyve had at least

    three doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus

    and acellular pertussis) vaccine. Family

    members and caregivers frequently

    pass pertussis on to babies, so getting

    vaccinated is a simple way for adults to

    protect not only themselves, but also

    vulnerable babies.

    More info: Your health-care

    provider ormarchofdimes.com/arizona/

    news_5921.html

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    COVER/06: BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFO

    02: TOP TIPS FOR ORAL HEALTH

    03: PREVENTING FALLS

    04: SUPPORT GROUPS; EVENTS

    05: SUPPORT GROUPS; EXPERTS

    06: COSMETIC SURGERY 101

    07: TEENS & EATING DISORDERS

    NEXT ISSUE:

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

    HEALTH-CARENews

    I

    ts still summer, but another school

    year already is underway in some Valley

    school districts, while many others will

    start later this month. Heres a roundup

    of resources designed to help give you a

    great start to the school year nomatter

    the age of your child.

    A (back)pack of trouble

    Although some schools might be seeing

    a trend toward the use of tablets and

    e-readers, for the vast majority of students,

    backpacks and book-bags are still an

    inescapable fact of life.

    Its important for parents to monitor

    their childrens use of backpacks, said

    Michael Chang, M.D., a board-certified

    spine surgeon with Sonoran Spine Center.

    In fact, he said, one in three students

    complains about back pain believed to

    be related to carrying a backpack. A child

    of 13 or 14 doesnt have the core spine

    strength to carry around 30 pounds or

    more, he said.

    If a child experiences pain that affects

    sleeping, has tingling or burning in their

    arms or shoulder-blades, or feels pain

    with lifting in the low back or shoulders,

    parents need to encourage their child to

    lighten the load, said Mike Skowronek, P.T.,

    a licensed physical therapist and senior

    manager of rehabilitation services at

    Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.

    Chang urged students to carry their

    backpacks on both shoulders and in a

    manner where the bottom of the pack is

    positioned at the mid-back or higher. Both

    Chang and Skowronek cautioned students

    not to try to stand upright against the

    weight of a backpack.

    Brain food

    A good lunch is essential for learning,

    said Melissa Paton, M.S., R.D., a registered

    dietitian at Banner Baywood Medical

    Center in Mesa. Hungry kids are not going

    to be able to pay attention if their growling

    stomach is keeping them distracted.

    Jenel Day, M.S., R.D., a bariatric

    coordinator at the Bridges Center for

    Surgical Weight Management at St. Lukes

    Medical Center in Phoenix and Tempe

    St. Lukes Hospital, said there are plenty

    of healthy and tasty alternatives for kids

    to take for lunch, including sliced or stick

    Time to hop on the

    back-to-school bus

    Backpacks, brain food and moreoh my!

    BY DEBRA GELBART, ALISON STANTON, GREMLYN BRADLEY-WADDELL ANDMICHELLE TALSMA EVERSON

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    By The NUMBERS

    Continued on page 6 BACK TO SCHOOL

    HEALTH-CARE NEWS YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILYTHE ARIZONA REPUBLIC A SPECIAL PUBLICATION CREATED BY REPUBLIC MEDIA CUSTOM PUBLISHING Vol. 2, No. 8 August 2012HEALTH-CARE NEWS YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILYA SPECIAL PUBLICATION CREATED BY REPUBLIC MEDIA CUSTOM PUBLISHING Vo

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    12 OUNCE CAN = 140-150 CALORIES,

    39-41 GRAMS OF SUGAR

    MODERATION AND AWARENESS ARE KEY

    COMPONENTS FOR MAINTAINING A HEALTHY DIET

    Outfitted with all the must-have sports gear, backpacks and lunchbags, Sam, Lily and Claire Williams of Phoenix may not be on Abbey

    Road of Beatles fame, but they are on the road to the start of a new school year. (Photo taken outside of Desert Valley Elementary

    School in Glendale. Desert Valley is in the Peoria Unified School District.)

    RICKDELIA

    SPECIAL

    TOPIC

    BACKTO

    SCHOOL

    How long do local

    kids have to eat lunch

    at school?

    Copper Creek Elementary School,

    Glendale: 45 minutes

    Fremont Junior High School,

    Mesa: 30 minutes

    Gilbert Junior High School,

    Gilbert: 30 minutes

    Kyrene Akimel a-Al Middle

    School, Ahwatukee: 30 minutes

    Millenium High School,

    Goodyear: 29 minutes

    Mohave Middle School,

    Scottsdale: 32 minutes

    Peoria High School,

    Peoria: 33 minutes

    Pinnacle High School,

    Phoenix: 30 minutes

    Sources: Various school and

    school district websites

    Children who experience

    back pain seem to be

    likelier to experience

    back pain as adults.

    Michael Chang, M.D.

    Did you know that 1 can of regular soda contains the equivalent of

    approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar? (1 teaspoon of sugar = 4 grams)

    PAULA HUBBS COHEN

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