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Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to the adults and children of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and much needed support for their families. Our services are available free of charge, however the Hospice only received limited government funding and therefore approximately 4m needs to be raised each year from the community. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Trinity Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children s Hospice Registered charity number 511009

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Talking To Children About Death What we say about death to our children, or when we say it, will depend on their ages and experiences.

Children and Grief: Parents should be aware of normal childhood responses to a death in the family, as well as danger signals.

When a Parent Dies: All children need to have the facts and their feelings surrounding their loss confirmed often; for this reason it is also important to listen to what they have to say.

What Do You Tell Children? Children have to be told about death. It will make sorrow and death much easier for a child to deal with if they know something about it beforehand.

Children’s Understanding of Death This chart is meant to be used as a guideline to children�s understanding of death from newborns through teenagers.

Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief Bereaved teens give out all kinds of signs that they are struggling with complex feelings, yet are often pressured to act as they are doing better than they really are.

Helping Younger People Cope with Cancer Deaths and Funerals Understanding the problem; When to get professional help; What you can do to help; Possible obstacles; Carrying out and adjusting your plan.





Sunflower Children s Hospice Bloemfontein #motels #coffs #harbour

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Sunflower Children’s Hospice in Bloemfontein

Sunflower Children s Hospice is a non-profit organisation that provides care and compassion for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. The aim of Sunflower Children s Hospice is to keep children within their families and communities as far as possible, with relevant supervision and support.

We provide children and their family with:

  • palliative care including pain and symptom management
  • quality of life
  • relief of suffering
  • support for child and family/guardians
  • developmental stimulation
  • support into the bereavement period
  • dignity in death
  • community participation
  • relevant training

Sunflower Children sHospice is a founding member of the International Children s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN); and the founder of the St Nicholas Bana Pele Network.

The Hospice focuses on three different types of caring: Home Based Care, Sunflower House and Training of those providing care.

The Home Based Care is based in Mangaung Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu and extends to over 350 children. Care within the home is provided by a professional nurse with a qualification in palliative nursing care.

Sunflower House, which is our in-patient unit, has 14 beds for children who cannot be cared for at home. Children are admitted for pain and symptom management; respite care; initiation onto anti-retroviral therapy or TB treatment; cancer treatment and end-of-life care. Children who cannot be returned home for whatever reason may remain in Sunflower House for long periods of time until they can be placed in safe care within the community.

The front of Sunflower House is a Wall of Remembrance painted with Sunflowers. Each child who dies has his or her name put into a sunflower and on the 6th of December each year, St Nicholas Day, a special remembrance service is held for the families, children and staff, to remember these children.

Should you wish to find out more about Sunflower Hospice. please do not hesitate to contact us .





Children – s Hospice International #auckland #airport #motels

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Children’s Hospice International (CHI) is a non-profit organization established in 1983 that has pioneered and promoted the idea that critically ill children should have access to hospice/palliative care along with curative care from the time their life-threatening illness has been diagnosed.

“Ann Armstrong-Dailey has been a true pioneer in promoting hospice and palliative care for children. What she has done is meaningful, visionary and simply historic.” – Val J. Halamandaris, President National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), October 2014

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Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diets for Autism

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially. To reduce a child’s symptoms of autism. parents often try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein -free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen.

Little research has been done, though, on the gluten-free/casein -free diet for autism. Consequently, many parents wonder whether this diet really does, in fact, make a difference in the symptoms of children with autism. Some also believe that children with autism restrict their own intake, because they prefer bland food like white bread. Thus the question becomes “Chicken or egg.” Is the gluten causing the autism, or, more likely, is the autism limiting the child’s variety of food intake?

What is a gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism?

A gluten-free/casein -free diet is also known as the GFCF diet. It is one of several alternative treatments for children with autism. When following this strict elimination diet, all foods containing gluten ( found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein ( found in milk and dairy products) are removed from the child’s daily food intake.

Some parents of children with autism believe their children are allergic or sensitive to the components found in these foods. Some seek allergy testing for confirmation. Yet, even when no allergy is confirmed, many parents of autistic children still choose to offer the GFCF diet. Among the benefits they report are changes in speech and behavior.

How does a gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism work?

The benefit of a gluten-free/casein-free diet is based on the theory that children with autism may have an allergy or high sensitivity to foods containing gluten or casein. Children with autism, according to the theory, process peptides and proteins in foods containing gluten and casein differently than other people do. Hypothetically, this difference in processing may exacerbate autistic symptoms. Some believe that the brain treats these proteins like false opiate-like chemicals. The reaction to these chemicals, they say, leads a child to act in a certain way. The idea behind the use of the diet is to reduce symptoms and improve social and cognitive behaviors and speech.

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There may be some scientific merit to the reasoning behind a gluten-free/casein-free diet. Researchers have found abnormal levels of peptides in bodily fluids of some people who have symptoms of autism. Still, the effectiveness of a GFCF diet for autism has not been supported by medical research; in fact, a review of recent and past studies concluded there is a lack of scientific evidence to say whether this diet can be helpful or not.

Unfortunately, eliminating all sources of gluten and casein is so difficult that conducting randomized clinical trials in children may prove to be very difficult.

Which foods contain gluten?

Gluten is a mix of various proteins found in the seeds of several grains such as barley, rye, and wheat. A huge number of foods contain gluten. Gluten provides structure or binding to baked products. While it’s quite difficult to avoid gluten, many stores, particularly natural food stores, display foods in a gluten-free area of the store. Still, it’s important to read nutrition labels to see if there are additives containing gluten.

When someone is on a gluten-free diet, most bread and grain products are forbidden. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the child (or other person) receives ample fiber, vitamins. and minerals. Supplementation can help make up for the lack of these nutrients when foods containing gluten are eliminated.

Which foods contain casein?

Casein is a protein found in dairy products and other foods containing dairy or lactose. Even foods proclaiming to be dairy-free or lactose-free contain casein. Because many soy products and imitation dairy products also contain casein, it’s important to read labels carefully when following a strict casein free diet.

Because the GFCF diet for autism restricts dairy products, you’ll need to make sure the child’s diet has other good sources of calcium and vitamin D. Both are necessary for strong bones and teeth. Talk with your child’s doctor about fortified foods and/or supplementation to avoid any nutritional deficiencies.

Are there tips for eating at home or eating out on a gluten-free/casein-free diet?

There are a large number of online retailers who specialize in food products for people following the GFCF diet. Some parents make GFCF food in large quantities and freeze portions for a later meal.

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Before making the change to a GFCF diet, consult your child’s doctor. A licensed dietitian can educate you about the GFCF diet and help you tailor the diet to your child’s health needs and taste preferences.

In addition, before starting a child with autism on a gluten-free/casein-free diet, beware the hidden sources of gluten. Gluten can be found in fried foods that are dusted in flour, and even in cosmetics. Whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts may be safe. But avoid using packaged mixes because there may be traces of foods containing gluten that are not listed on the nutrition label.

Some restaurants are now categorized as GFCF-friendly. If you are concerned, ask the manager or server to show you a list of ingredients used in the establishment to make sure its dishes are gluten- and casein-free. Vegetarian/vegan restaurants are accustomed to serving people on special diets and may be more willing to prepare dishes that adhere to the restrictions of a strict GFCF diet.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on July 11, 2017

Sources

Autism Speaks: “Treatment for Autism.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

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ADHD Treatment in Children

Treatment can help your child with ADHD in school, social situations, and at home. The right plan can help with all three of the major components of ADHD. inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity control. The goal of treatment is to help your child follow rules, concentrate, and have good relationships with parents, teachers, and peers.

These treatment options are all considered safe, but no two children are alike, and what works for some kids may not work as well for yours.

Together with the doctor, you’ll develop a plan that meets your child’s specific needs. It may take time to figure out what works best. The plan may include medications. behavioral therapy, or both.

Medications

The main medications used to treat ADHD are stimulants and nonstimulants. Sometimes antidepressants are also used.

Stimulants are the most common treatment in children and teens. This is usually the type of medication a doctor may try first. Stimulants have been used for a long time and are well-tested. They help the brain control impulses and control behavior and attention.

Kids with certain medical conditions shouldn’t take stimulants. Make sure the doctor knows your child’s medical history before he prescribes any medication.

If the first drug the doctor prescribes doesn’t seem to help with symptoms, he may raise the dosage, suggest a different medication, or suggest your child take another drug along with the stimulant.

Nonstimulants aren’t as well tested. They work in different ways than stimulants, but they can help with concentration and impulse control. For some kids, they may be a better option than stimulants, but they’re often used along with stimulants.

These nonstimulants are FDA-approved for ADHD in children and teens:

Antidepressants aren’t specifically approved to treat ADHD, but they can help with inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. They’re an option for children who haven’t done well on a stimulant alone. Taking an antidepressant along with a stimulant seems to work well for children who have ADHD along with a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety.

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There are several types of antidepressants.

Tricyclic antidepressants. These affect chemicals in the brain.

Examples of tricyclic antidepressants include:

Bupropion (Wellbutrin ). The doctor may prescribe this if your child doesn’t do well with stimulants.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants for people with depression. These have been tried for ADHD:

Venlafaxine (Effexor ). This drug also affects chemicals in the brain. It helps improve mood and concentration in children and teens.

Side Effects

All these drugs can cause side effects. They usually happen when a child first starts treatment. They’re usually mild and go away fairly soon. Before your child starts any new medication, talk to his doctor about what to expect.

If you become concerned about side effects while your child is on a medication, call the doctor. Don’t make changes in the treatment without talking to him.

Behavioral Therapy

This type of therapy uses positive reinforcement for good behavior and negative reinforcement for unwanted behaviors. A mental health professional — a psychologist, social worker, or family therapist — works with you and your child’s teachers to set up a program to improve your child’s behaviors.

Behavioral therapy is often used along with ADHD medications. but it can also be used alone.

Other Treatments

Some studies have shown that omega-3 supplements may be helpful for some children with ADHD. In fact, there are prescription omega-3 supplements available. Some kids with ADHD may benefit from changes in diet, such as going gluten-free or avoiding certain food dyes and additives. Talk to your child’s doctor about the best options for him.

Sources

National Resource Center on AD/HD: “Behavioral Treatment for Children and Teenagers with AD/HD.”

National Resource Center on AD/HD: “Complementary and Alternative Treatments.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “ADHD: What Parents Should Know.”

National Resource Center on AD/HD: “Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD.”

National Resource Center on AD/HD: “Managing Medication for Adults with AD/HD.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “ADHD Medicines.”

Medscape: “Once-Daily Guanfacine Approved to Treat ADHD.”

Intuniv web site.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: “Medication Management for Adults with ADHD.”

Strattera web site.

National Institute of Mental Health: “Questions Raised about Stimulants and Sudden Death.”

HelpGuide.org: “ADD ADHD Medications.”

News release, Pfizer.


South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine – Podiatry, Orthopedics, & Physical Therapy


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It is our mission to provide the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art podiatric, orthopaedic and rehabilitative care for our patients. Caring for our patients is the number one priority at South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine. Our highly trained physicians, physical therapists and staff provide patients with the latest medical technology and surgical procedures. A sincere approach to medical treatment is given to all of our patients whose ages range from newborns to mature adults. Your condition will be thoroughly evaluated and a detailed explanation of your diagnosis and treatment plan will be provided. Each patient is given individual attention and is encouraged to always ask questions. This site is intended for you, the visitor. We hope that you will discover a wealth of information on a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Our goal for this site is INTERACTION. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, as well as provide your feedback. We want to know what information on this site is answering your questions, what other questions you may have about a particular condition, and any topics of your interest you would like to see reviewed. Again, we thank you for your visit to our site.

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Red Deer Firefighters Association, Local 1190 – Red Deer Firefighters Children –

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Red Deer Firefighters Children s Charity

Firefighters continue helping kids long after their shift is over. Over the years the men and women of the Red Deer Fire Department have spent countless hours assisting children within the local community through the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity. Proceeds from fundraisers like our annual Christmas tree pick up, the Change for Children campaign, Firefighter Calender. as well as the many private donations received from the community enable us to get help to the kids that need it most. Some of the projects we’ve supported in the past include:

Red Deer Library Reading Program

Loaves and Fishes School Lunch Program

C.A.R.E. s immigrant youth program

The provision of A.E.D. s (automated external defribillator) to all major high schools

Youth and Volunteer Bowl for Kids

Women s Outreach Program

Red Deer Regional Hospital Pediatric Ward

Red Deer Hospice

Countless individual children and their families who find themselves under extraordinary circumstances and in need of help

If you would like to make a donation to the Children s Charity or for more information please contact us at:

Red Deer Fire Fighters Children s Charity

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Sunflower Children’s Hospice in Bloemfontein

Sunflower Children s Hospice is a non-profit organisation that provides care and compassion for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. The aim of Sunflower Children s Hospice is to keep children within their families and communities as far as possible, with relevant supervision and support.

We provide children and their family with:

  • palliative care including pain and symptom management
  • quality of life
  • relief of suffering
  • support for child and family/guardians
  • developmental stimulation
  • support into the bereavement period
  • dignity in death
  • community participation
  • relevant training

Sunflower Children sHospice is a founding member of the International Children s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN); and the founder of the St Nicholas Bana Pele Network.

The Hospice focuses on three different types of caring: Home Based Care, Sunflower House and Training of those providing care.

The Home Based Care is based in Mangaung Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu and extends to over 350 children. Care within the home is provided by a professional nurse with a qualification in palliative nursing care.

Sunflower House, which is our in-patient unit, has 14 beds for children who cannot be cared for at home. Children are admitted for pain and symptom management; respite care; initiation onto anti-retroviral therapy or TB treatment; cancer treatment and end-of-life care. Children who cannot be returned home for whatever reason may remain in Sunflower House for long periods of time until they can be placed in safe care within the community.

The front of Sunflower House is a Wall of Remembrance painted with Sunflowers. Each child who dies has his or her name put into a sunflower and on the 6th of December each year, St Nicholas Day, a special remembrance service is held for the families, children and staff, to remember these children.

Should you wish to find out more about Sunflower Hospice. please do not hesitate to contact us .





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Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is much more than a place. It is an extraordinary partnership of local, national and international centers of excellence that provides care of treatment for 90 percent of the pediatric hematology-oncology patients in the state.

Friday Night Football Clinic

The Friday Night Football Clinic, a service of UAB Sports medicine at Children s of Alabama, offers all the services of a normal doctor s examination without waiting hours in an ER or even until Monday morning! It includes access to UAB Medicine and Children s of Alabama network of clinics and hospitals

Matthew Downer

Matthew Downer of Fort Payne has battled brain cancer since 2009. He has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at Children s and continues newly developed treatment today. But none of this has kept him from graduating from high school with honors and taking the first steps toward a career doing what he loves best working on cars.

Lilianna Thompson

When acute myeloid leukemia hit Lilianna Thompson in 2011, it hit hard. Initial treatment failed. But following several courses of chemotherapy, two blood cord transplants, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Lilianna is a walking, talking, giggling miracle.

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is common during the summer months when children are more likely to swim in the pool, lake or ocean. But you don’t have to swim to get swimmer’s ear. The infection is caused by too much moisture in the ear which can allow bacteria or fungi to grow.

Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa (outer ear infection) is not to be confused with a regular (middle) ear infection. Dr. Joe Jolly, a pediatrician at Greenvale Pediatrics in Alabaster explains, “Swimmer’s ear takes place in the outside of the ear in the ear canal itself, whereas an ear infection occurs behind the ear drum.” Watch video.

For Healthcare Professionals

Children’s of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you’ll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.

Matthew Downer

Matthew Downer of Fort Payne has battled brain cancer since 2009. He has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at Children s and continues newly developed treatment today. But none of this has kept him from graduating from high school with honors and taking the first steps toward a career doing what he loves best working on cars.

Lilianna Thompson

When acute myeloid leukemia hit Lilianna Thompson in 2011, it hit hard. Initial treatment failed. But following several courses of chemotherapy, two blood cord transplants, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Lilianna is a walking, talking, giggling miracle.

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is common during the summer months when children are more likely to swim in the pool, lake or ocean. But you don’t have to swim to get swimmer’s ear. The infection is caused by too much moisture in the ear which can allow bacteria or fungi to grow.

Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa (outer ear infection) is not to be confused with a regular (middle) ear infection. Dr. Joe Jolly, a pediatrician at Greenvale Pediatrics in Alabaster explains, “Swimmer’s ear takes place in the outside of the ear in the ear canal itself, whereas an ear infection occurs behind the ear drum.” Watch video.

For Healthcare Professionals

Children’s of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you’ll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.

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Marie Curie Biography – life, family, children, wife, school, mother, young, book,

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Marie Curie Biography

The Polish-born French physicist Marie Curie invented the term radioactivity and discovered two elements, radium and polonium. Curie was not only the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, but when she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, she became the first person ever to win the Nobel Prize twice.

Early life

Marie Sklodowska Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, the youngest of five children of Wladislaw and Bronislava Boguska Sklodowska. After her father lost his job, the family struggled and was forced to take borders (renters) into their small apartment. Religious as a child, Curie rejected her faith after her sister died of typhus (a severe fever) in 1876. Two years later she lost her mother to tuberculosis, a terrible disease that attacks the lungs and bones.

Marie was a brilliant student, gaining a gold medal upon completing her secondary education in 1883. As girls could not attend universities in Russian-dominated Poland, Marie spent a year in the country with friends at her father s suggestion. Upon returning to her father s house in Warsaw the next summer, she began to earn her living through private tutoring. She also became associated with the Floating University, a group of young men and women who tried to quench their thirst for knowledge in secret sessions.

In early 1886 Marie accepted a job as governess (private educator) with a family living in Szczuki, Poland, but the intellectual loneliness she experienced there only solidified her determination to somehow achieve her dream of becoming a university student. One of her sisters, Bronya, was already in Paris, France, successfully passing the examinations in medicine. In September 1891 Marie moved in with her sister in Paris.

Work in Paris

When classes began at the Sorbonne in Paris in early November 1891, Marie enrolled as a student of physics. By 1894 she was desperately looking for a laboratory where she could work on her research project, the measurement of the magnetic properties of various steel alloys (metal mixtures). Acting upon a suggestion, she visited Pierre Curie at the School of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Paris. In 1895 Pierre and Marie were married, thus beginning a most extraordinary partnership in scientific work.

By mid-1897 Curie s scientific achievements were two university degrees, a fellowship (a scholarship), and a monograph (published paper) on the magnetization of tempered steel. The couple s first daughter, Ir ne, had just been born, and it was then that the Curies turned their attention to the mysterious radiation from uranium recently discovered by Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852 1908). It was Marie s hunch that the radiation was an atomic property, and therefore had to be present in some other elements as well. Her search soon established the fact of a similar radiation from thorium, and she invented the historic word radioactivity (the spontaneous release of radium).

While searching for other sources of radioactivity, the Curies had turned their attention to pitchblende, a mineral well known for its uranium content. To their immense surprise the radioactivity of pitchblende far exceeded the combined radioactivity of the uranium and thorium contained in it. From their laboratory two papers reached the Academy of Sciences within six months. The first, read at the meeting of July 18, 1898, announced the discovery of a new radioactive element, which the Curies named polonium after Marie s native country. The other paper, announcing the discovery of radium, was read at the December 26 meeting.

From 1898 to 1902 the Curies converted several tons of pitchblende, but it was not only the extremely precious centigrams of radium that rewarded their superhuman efforts. The Curies also published, jointly or separately, during those years a total of thirty-two scientific papers. Among them, one announced that diseased, tumor-forming cells were destroyed faster than healthy cells when exposed to radium.

Recognition

In November 1903 the Royal Society of London gave the Curies one of its highest awards, the Davy Medal. A month later followed the announcement from the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, that three French scientists, A. H. Becquerel and the Curies, were the joint recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1903. Finally, even

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the academics in Paris began to stir, and a few months later Marie was appointed director of research at the University of Paris.

In December 1904 their second daughter, ve, was born. The next year brought the election of Pierre to the Academy of Sciences and their travel to Stockholm, where, on June 6, he delivered the Nobel Prize lecture, which was in fact their joint address. Pierre ended his speech with the double-edged impact on mankind of every major scientific advance. Pierre said that he believed mankind will derive more good than harm from the new discoveries.

End of an era

The joyful time for this husband-and-wife team would not last long. On the rainy mid-afternoon of April 19, 1906, Pierre was run down by a heavy carriage and killed instantly. Two weeks later the widow was asked to take over her late husband s post. Honors began to pour in from scientific societies all over the world on a woman left alone with two small children and with whom the gigantic task of leadership in radioactivity research was now left. In 1908 she edited the collected works of her late husband, and in 1910 she published her massive Trait de radioactivit . Shortly after this work Curie received her second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry. Still, Curie was unable to win over the Academy of Sciences, who once again denied her membership.

Curie devoted much of her time during World War I (1914 18) to equipping automobiles in her own laboratory, the Radium Institute, with x-ray (Roentgen) apparatus to assist the sick. It was these cars that became known in the war zone as little Curies. By the end of the war Curie was past her fiftieth year, with much of her physical energy already spent along with her savings, which she had patriotically invested in war bonds. But her dedication was inexhaustible. The year 1919 witnessed her installation at the Radium Institute, and two years later her book La Radiologie et la guerre was published. In it she gave a most informative account of the scientific and human experiences gained for radiology (the use of radiation) during the war. At the end of the war, her daughter Ir ne, a physicist, was appointed as an assistant in her mother s laboratory.

Shortly afterward, a momentous visit took place in the Radium Institute. The visitor was Mrs. William B. Meloney, editor of a leading magazine in New York and representative of the countless women who for years had found in Curie their ideal and inspiration. A year later Meloney returned to tell Curie that a nationwide subscription in America had produced the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, which was needed to purchase a gram of radium for her institute. She was also asked to visit the United States with her daughters and collect the precious gift in person. Her trip was an absolute triumph. In the White House, President Warren G. Harding (1865 1923) presented her with the golden key to the little metal box containing the radium.

Later years

On questions other than scientific, Curie rarely uttered public comment of any length. One of the exceptions was her statement at a conference in 1933 on The Future of Culture. There she rallied to the defense of science, which several panelists held responsible for the dehumanization of modern life. I am among those, she emphasized, who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician; he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanism, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its own beauty.

The most heartwarming experience of the last phase of Curie s life was probably the marriage of her daughter Ir ne in 1926 to Fr d ric Joliot (later Joliot-Curie), the most gifted assistant at the Radium Institute. Before long it was evident to her that their union would closely resemble her own marvelously creative partnership with Pierre Curie.

She worked almost to the very end and succeeded in completing the manuscript of her last book, Radioactivit . In the last years her younger daughter, ve, was her great support. ve was also her mother s faithful companion when, on July 4, 1934, Curie died in Sancellemoz, France. Albert Einstein (1879 1955) once said, Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted.

For More Information

Quinn, Susan. Marie Curie: A Life. New York: Simon Schuster, 1995.

Senior, John E. Marie Pierre Curie. Gloucestershire, England: Sutton Pub. 1998.





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When life is short, two things become very important to families: the quality of life and making the most of every day .

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Talking To Children About Death What we say about death to our children, or when we say it, will depend on their ages and experiences.

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Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief Bereaved teens give out all kinds of signs that they are struggling with complex feelings, yet are often pressured to act as they are doing better than they really are.

Helping Younger People Cope with Cancer Deaths and Funerals Understanding the problem; When to get professional help; What you can do to help; Possible obstacles; Carrying out and adjusting your plan.





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Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is much more than a place. It is an extraordinary partnership of local, national and international centers of excellence that provides care of treatment for 90 percent of the pediatric hematology-oncology patients in the state.

Friday Night Football Clinic

The Friday Night Football Clinic, a service of UAB Sports medicine at Children s of Alabama, offers all the services of a normal doctor s examination without waiting hours in an ER or even until Monday morning! It includes access to UAB Medicine and Children s of Alabama network of clinics and hospitals

Matthew Downer

Matthew Downer of Fort Payne has battled brain cancer since 2009. He has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at Children s and continues newly developed treatment today. But none of this has kept him from graduating from high school with honors and taking the first steps toward a career doing what he loves best working on cars.

Lilianna Thompson

When acute myeloid leukemia hit Lilianna Thompson in 2011, it hit hard. Initial treatment failed. But following several courses of chemotherapy, two blood cord transplants, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Lilianna is a walking, talking, giggling miracle.

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is common during the summer months when children are more likely to swim in the pool, lake or ocean. But you don’t have to swim to get swimmer’s ear. The infection is caused by too much moisture in the ear which can allow bacteria or fungi to grow.

Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa (outer ear infection) is not to be confused with a regular (middle) ear infection. Dr. Joe Jolly, a pediatrician at Greenvale Pediatrics in Alabaster explains, “Swimmer’s ear takes place in the outside of the ear in the ear canal itself, whereas an ear infection occurs behind the ear drum.” Watch video.

For Healthcare Professionals

Children’s of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you’ll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.

Matthew Downer

Matthew Downer of Fort Payne has battled brain cancer since 2009. He has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at Children s and continues newly developed treatment today. But none of this has kept him from graduating from high school with honors and taking the first steps toward a career doing what he loves best working on cars.

Lilianna Thompson

When acute myeloid leukemia hit Lilianna Thompson in 2011, it hit hard. Initial treatment failed. But following several courses of chemotherapy, two blood cord transplants, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Lilianna is a walking, talking, giggling miracle.

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is common during the summer months when children are more likely to swim in the pool, lake or ocean. But you don’t have to swim to get swimmer’s ear. The infection is caused by too much moisture in the ear which can allow bacteria or fungi to grow.

Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa (outer ear infection) is not to be confused with a regular (middle) ear infection. Dr. Joe Jolly, a pediatrician at Greenvale Pediatrics in Alabaster explains, “Swimmer’s ear takes place in the outside of the ear in the ear canal itself, whereas an ear infection occurs behind the ear drum.” Watch video.

For Healthcare Professionals

Children’s of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you’ll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

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Brian House Children s Hospice

Brian House is our specialist unit within Trinity Hospice specialising in palliative care for children. It is a fully equipped children’s hospice, not a holiday centre, and caters entirely for children who live on Fylde Coast. As one of only a handful of local children’s hospices in the UK it currently supports over 80 families.

We opened Brian House in December 1996 to provide a specialist children’s service under the umbrella of Trinity. We provide care and a ‘home from home’ environment for children and young adults from within the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas who have life threatening and/or life limiting conditions.

Brian House meets complex needs, providing support for the family and care for children who will not be cured of their illness. Our respite care, which we provide at regular intervals, gives families the opportunity to experience times of relief and normality. When a child’s life is limited it puts enormous pressure on every member of the family as they try to cope with the emotional, practical and financial implications. It can be really hard for brothers and sisters too, so for all the family, Brian House is a support mechanism.

It s an amazing place. The kitchen is a hive of activity and with its sweet shop colour theme and giant marshmallow decorations looks good enough to eat! Each of our four bedrooms has a theme, with one specially designed for our teenagers. The lounge areas are spacious enough for group music therapy, and for informal play and relaxation.

Our sensory room and corridor are an adventure of colour, light and sounds. Enter the craft room at your own risk: you’ll probably leave covered in paint and glitter!

Brian House is here when families need us most, and sometimes relationships develop over many years, enabling us to take huge delight in watching our children grow.

Care is provided free of charge to children who need it, but it costs over £1 million a year to run Brian House and we get only a small amount of money from the Government. That’s why the generosity of people on the Fylde Coast is vital. Without voluntary donations Brian House could not be here for the families who need us, and without Brian House, where would they turn?

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Brian House provides care for children and young people from the Fylde Coast who are unlikely to reach adulthood and gives wide-ranging support to their families.Learn More

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    Marie Curie Biography

    The Polish-born French physicist Marie Curie invented the term radioactivity and discovered two elements, radium and polonium. Curie was not only the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, but when she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, she became the first person ever to win the Nobel Prize twice.

    Early life

    Marie Sklodowska Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, the youngest of five children of Wladislaw and Bronislava Boguska Sklodowska. After her father lost his job, the family struggled and was forced to take borders (renters) into their small apartment. Religious as a child, Curie rejected her faith after her sister died of typhus (a severe fever) in 1876. Two years later she lost her mother to tuberculosis, a terrible disease that attacks the lungs and bones.

    Marie was a brilliant student, gaining a gold medal upon completing her secondary education in 1883. As girls could not attend universities in Russian-dominated Poland, Marie spent a year in the country with friends at her father s suggestion. Upon returning to her father s house in Warsaw the next summer, she began to earn her living through private tutoring. She also became associated with the Floating University, a group of young men and women who tried to quench their thirst for knowledge in secret sessions.

    In early 1886 Marie accepted a job as governess (private educator) with a family living in Szczuki, Poland, but the intellectual loneliness she experienced there only solidified her determination to somehow achieve her dream of becoming a university student. One of her sisters, Bronya, was already in Paris, France, successfully passing the examinations in medicine. In September 1891 Marie moved in with her sister in Paris.

    Work in Paris

    When classes began at the Sorbonne in Paris in early November 1891, Marie enrolled as a student of physics. By 1894 she was desperately looking for a laboratory where she could work on her research project, the measurement of the magnetic properties of various steel alloys (metal mixtures). Acting upon a suggestion, she visited Pierre Curie at the School of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Paris. In 1895 Pierre and Marie were married, thus beginning a most extraordinary partnership in scientific work.

    By mid-1897 Curie s scientific achievements were two university degrees, a fellowship (a scholarship), and a monograph (published paper) on the magnetization of tempered steel. The couple s first daughter, Ir ne, had just been born, and it was then that the Curies turned their attention to the mysterious radiation from uranium recently discovered by Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852 1908). It was Marie s hunch that the radiation was an atomic property, and therefore had to be present in some other elements as well. Her search soon established the fact of a similar radiation from thorium, and she invented the historic word radioactivity (the spontaneous release of radium).

    While searching for other sources of radioactivity, the Curies had turned their attention to pitchblende, a mineral well known for its uranium content. To their immense surprise the radioactivity of pitchblende far exceeded the combined radioactivity of the uranium and thorium contained in it. From their laboratory two papers reached the Academy of Sciences within six months. The first, read at the meeting of July 18, 1898, announced the discovery of a new radioactive element, which the Curies named polonium after Marie s native country. The other paper, announcing the discovery of radium, was read at the December 26 meeting.

    From 1898 to 1902 the Curies converted several tons of pitchblende, but it was not only the extremely precious centigrams of radium that rewarded their superhuman efforts. The Curies also published, jointly or separately, during those years a total of thirty-two scientific papers. Among them, one announced that diseased, tumor-forming cells were destroyed faster than healthy cells when exposed to radium.

    Recognition

    In November 1903 the Royal Society of London gave the Curies one of its highest awards, the Davy Medal. A month later followed the announcement from the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, that three French scientists, A. H. Becquerel and the Curies, were the joint recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1903. Finally, even

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    the academics in Paris began to stir, and a few months later Marie was appointed director of research at the University of Paris.

    In December 1904 their second daughter, ve, was born. The next year brought the election of Pierre to the Academy of Sciences and their travel to Stockholm, where, on June 6, he delivered the Nobel Prize lecture, which was in fact their joint address. Pierre ended his speech with the double-edged impact on mankind of every major scientific advance. Pierre said that he believed mankind will derive more good than harm from the new discoveries.

    End of an era

    The joyful time for this husband-and-wife team would not last long. On the rainy mid-afternoon of April 19, 1906, Pierre was run down by a heavy carriage and killed instantly. Two weeks later the widow was asked to take over her late husband s post. Honors began to pour in from scientific societies all over the world on a woman left alone with two small children and with whom the gigantic task of leadership in radioactivity research was now left. In 1908 she edited the collected works of her late husband, and in 1910 she published her massive Trait de radioactivit . Shortly after this work Curie received her second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry. Still, Curie was unable to win over the Academy of Sciences, who once again denied her membership.

    Curie devoted much of her time during World War I (1914 18) to equipping automobiles in her own laboratory, the Radium Institute, with x-ray (Roentgen) apparatus to assist the sick. It was these cars that became known in the war zone as little Curies. By the end of the war Curie was past her fiftieth year, with much of her physical energy already spent along with her savings, which she had patriotically invested in war bonds. But her dedication was inexhaustible. The year 1919 witnessed her installation at the Radium Institute, and two years later her book La Radiologie et la guerre was published. In it she gave a most informative account of the scientific and human experiences gained for radiology (the use of radiation) during the war. At the end of the war, her daughter Ir ne, a physicist, was appointed as an assistant in her mother s laboratory.

    Shortly afterward, a momentous visit took place in the Radium Institute. The visitor was Mrs. William B. Meloney, editor of a leading magazine in New York and representative of the countless women who for years had found in Curie their ideal and inspiration. A year later Meloney returned to tell Curie that a nationwide subscription in America had produced the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, which was needed to purchase a gram of radium for her institute. She was also asked to visit the United States with her daughters and collect the precious gift in person. Her trip was an absolute triumph. In the White House, President Warren G. Harding (1865 1923) presented her with the golden key to the little metal box containing the radium.

    Later years

    On questions other than scientific, Curie rarely uttered public comment of any length. One of the exceptions was her statement at a conference in 1933 on The Future of Culture. There she rallied to the defense of science, which several panelists held responsible for the dehumanization of modern life. I am among those, she emphasized, who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician; he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanism, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its own beauty.

    The most heartwarming experience of the last phase of Curie s life was probably the marriage of her daughter Ir ne in 1926 to Fr d ric Joliot (later Joliot-Curie), the most gifted assistant at the Radium Institute. Before long it was evident to her that their union would closely resemble her own marvelously creative partnership with Pierre Curie.

    She worked almost to the very end and succeeded in completing the manuscript of her last book, Radioactivit . In the last years her younger daughter, ve, was her great support. ve was also her mother s faithful companion when, on July 4, 1934, Curie died in Sancellemoz, France. Albert Einstein (1879 1955) once said, Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted.

    For More Information

    Quinn, Susan. Marie Curie: A Life. New York: Simon Schuster, 1995.

    Senior, John E. Marie Pierre Curie. Gloucestershire, England: Sutton Pub. 1998.





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    Sunflower Children’s Hospice in Bloemfontein

    Sunflower Children s Hospice is a non-profit organisation that provides care and compassion for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. The aim of Sunflower Children s Hospice is to keep children within their families and communities as far as possible, with relevant supervision and support.

    We provide children and their family with:

    • palliative care including pain and symptom management
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    • relief of suffering
    • support for child and family/guardians
    • developmental stimulation
    • support into the bereavement period
    • dignity in death
    • community participation
    • relevant training

    Sunflower Children sHospice is a founding member of the International Children s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN); and the founder of the St Nicholas Bana Pele Network.

    The Hospice focuses on three different types of caring: Home Based Care, Sunflower House and Training of those providing care.

    The Home Based Care is based in Mangaung Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu and extends to over 350 children. Care within the home is provided by a professional nurse with a qualification in palliative nursing care.

    Sunflower House, which is our in-patient unit, has 14 beds for children who cannot be cared for at home. Children are admitted for pain and symptom management; respite care; initiation onto anti-retroviral therapy or TB treatment; cancer treatment and end-of-life care. Children who cannot be returned home for whatever reason may remain in Sunflower House for long periods of time until they can be placed in safe care within the community.

    The front of Sunflower House is a Wall of Remembrance painted with Sunflowers. Each child who dies has his or her name put into a sunflower and on the 6th of December each year, St Nicholas Day, a special remembrance service is held for the families, children and staff, to remember these children.

    Should you wish to find out more about Sunflower Hospice. please do not hesitate to contact us .





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    Welcome to Rainbows

    Just like everyone else, our children need a place to play, laugh and love life. A place where they and their families are cared for and supported. Welcome to Rainbows – the East Midlands’ hospice for children and young people.

    Making the difference

    Sadly, some children simply don’t live long enough. Since 1994 we’ve opened our doors and hearts to those children and the people who love them most. And now more than ever, we need your help to keep on bringing care and happiness to our children and families.

    As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Our incredible team of people helps relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end.

    Rainbows with Helen Mirren November 2012

    Safeguarding Statement

    Rainbows is committed to the protection of children and young people in accordance with Local Safeguarding Board advice and guidelines and the principles contained within the Government documents ‘Every Child Matters’, Working Together’ and ‘No Secrets’. All staff and volunteers at Rainbows undergo robust safeguarding training and are subject to a 3 yearly enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

    PREVENT- is part of the Government ‘s counter-terrorism strategy. From June 2016 Rainbows will be submitting relevant audits and information directly to the Home Office. We will be working within the NHS England Competencies Framework, aligning training to roles. We will take support and supervision through Leicester City CCG and their Lead for Adult Safeguarding and Named Lead for PREVENT.

    Download our Information Pack

    Please download our PDF Information pack for complete information about the Hospice and services provided.





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    Forget Me Not Children s Hospice supports over 200 local children with life shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire. However in the area we cover there are more than 1,300 children who may need our support, so there is much more to do.

    We support children and families in our purpose built hospice in Huddersfield as well as in their homes through our acclaimed Hospice at Home service.

    We support children and families in many different ways to make their lives just a little bit easier. From offering respite to hydrotherapy, music therapy, neonatal care, counselling or bereavement support; our care team supports the whole family.

    We are rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission putting us in the top 2% of Health and Social Care providers in the UK.

    We need to raise 3.8million each year and with just 6% of this coming from government sources, the support of our community is vital.

    The Arches, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX

    Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT

    Registered Charity No. 1110457

    2016 Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

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