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Pinwheels Placed at Courthouse in Honor of Child Abuse Awareness.

If you drive through downtown New Philadelphia you will see pinwheels lining the steps of the Tuscarawas County Courthouse, and each one represents a local child involved in a report of abuse or neglect.

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Parent Awareness: The Blue Whale Challenge

An alert is being sent to parents regarding a dangerous social media challenge among teenagers.

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Students Participate in National Drug Facts Week

This week, students locally and across the country are participating in efforts to educate others and debunk myths about drugs and alcohol.

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What You Can do to Prevent Birth Defects in Your Baby

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and while not always preventable, officials are sharing a few tips moms-to-be can take to help ensure healthy development.

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Infantile Spasms: Rare yet Devastating

December 1st – December 7th is Infantile Spasms Awareness Week and medical professionals are calling on parents and caregivers to take action with four easy steps.

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Organization Shares Preventative Tips and Information Amid Diabetes Awareness Month

Healthychildren.org by the American Academy of Pediatrics is bringing attention to diabetes, especially childhood diabetes amid the awareness campaign this month.

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Tuscarawas County JFS Stresses the Importance of Adoptive and Foster Families

November is Adoption Awareness Month and the director of Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services is highlighting the importance of families who choose to love children in need.

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Today is World Prematurity Day.

I am beyond grateful that we live in a world where it is possible for a 26-week old baby boy weighing 24 ounces at birth to become a 36-lb wild and crazy curly-haired kid who loves books, has never met a stranger, adores preschool, and has a heart bigger and brighter than the sun. It’s the stuff miracles are made of.

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What No One Told Me About Life After the NICU

While you’re in the NICU, they tell you there will be ups and downs, setbacks and good days and bad. But, what isn’t discussed as much is the overwhelming feelings you get after you leave the NICU.

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Only for a Little While…

“Both of us with tears streaming down our faces. I’ll never forget that moment…my foster son’s mother looked at me and said ‘Thank you’.”

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