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Autism Delaware, programs, services and REDS, WHITES & BREWS

Annalisa Ekbladh, Autism Delaware Family Support Program Manager, offered an important discussion for the families of those with Autism, resources and support available for parents, respite services for care-givers, and best practices and research information for professionals.  She also discussed the social activities, job training and other opportunities for people within the Autism spectrum.  This…
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The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware

The President of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Delaware  Chapter, Linda Heller, spoke of how the organization supports and advocates for the over 20% of the population suffering from hearing loss and her experiences with it.  She described causes of hearing loss, including genetic issues and noise related loss, as well as the devices…
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The American Cancer Society and the 2017 Wilmington Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Jason Plaia, Director of Community Development for the DelMar Chapter, discussed the mission of the American Cancer Society, to fund new research, support patients and spread the word about prevention, he spoke about the Society's website where the guidelines for routine screenings  - such as colo-rectal - can be found, as well as a risk…
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American Lung Association in Delaware

The Executive Vice President of the  American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, Deb Brown, and Amanda Carl, Board Member in Delaware and committee member for the Lung Force Walk, discussed the Lung Association; speaking about chronic lung disease - including asthma, emphysema, and COPD - that affects over 32 million Americans and is the number…
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Stand By Me, the Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership

Laura Gendreau, Program Manager of Kiss Your Landlord Goodbye, discussed Stand By Me, a joint project of the State of Delaware, the United Way of Delaware and other service providers and lending institutions.  The project teaches financial literacy, fraud prevention and enables families to plan for college, home ownership and  retirement.  Stand by Me offers…
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Magellan Behavioral Health of PA and Montgomery County discuss their upcoming health fair.

Magellan Behavioral Health of PA Vice President and General Manager, Jim Leonard,  and LeeAnn Moyer, Administrator of Montgomery County Managed Care Solutions, discussed details regarding providers, services and its programs.  They spoke about the importance of including mental and behavioral health in a comprehensive care plan.   In Montgomery County,  their programs with the Health…
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The discussion with the American Heart Association continues with Dr. Ray Blackwell.

Ray A. Blackwell, MD, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Christiana Care Cardiac Surgery, has been President of the Board of the New Castle County American Heart Association, and is currently serving the state chapter, he's here to discuss cardiovascular health and how to stay healthy, with diet and exercise tips, and to taut the successes…
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Women's heart health with Dr. Robin Horne and Dr. Megan Wenner, PhD

Dr. Megan Wenner, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and clinical researcher at the Women's Cardiovascular Research Lab, and Dr. Robin Horn, Cardiologist at Christiana Care Health System, discussed women's heart health and the American Heart Association.  They spoke about women's cardiovascular changes as they mature and during…
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