What parents should know about teen mental health issues

Teen seated with knees to chest and head down.

In late 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) declared child and teen mental health a national emergency. Childhood mental health concerns rose between 2010 and 2020, and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10–24.

If you’ve ever worried about your teen’s mental health, you’re not alone. Knowing how to protect your child best and keep them healthy in today’s society can be overwhelming for parents. 

Keep reading to learn about the unique mental health challenges teens face and how to recognize the signs that your child may need help from a behavioral health professional.

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Wound care center named center of distinction for 2022

The Logansport Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center was recognized once again as a Center of Distinction by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Wound Care Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent. This is the third year in a row that the Center has been a recipient of this award.

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Rochester Health Center closing May 5, 2023

Exterior image of Rochester Health Center.

Logansport Memorial Hospital plans to close the Rochester Health Center in early May this year. By May 5, 2023, the practice will be closed and services will no longer be provided in Rochester, Indiana.

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Understanding melanoma symptoms and early skin cancer detection

Physician examining patient for melanoma symptoms.

Do you know how to spot melanoma symptoms and signs? With early detection, you can greatly increase your chances of surviving this serious form of skin cancer. 

While it accounts for only about 1% of all skin cancers, melanoma causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 100,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed in 2023. 

In this blog article, you’ll learn what skin changes to watch for and when to have a suspicious spot checked by a doctor. We’ll also discuss how melanomas are treated and the outcomes for patients.

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Is your infant with reflux sleeping in a safe position?

Baby with reflex sleeping

An infant with reflux sleeping problems can be difficult for tired parents to handle. But while you may be desperate for solutions to relieve your baby’s reflux symptoms, ensuring they’re safe at night is most important.

There are many so-called “solutions” and baby products on the market that claim to treat reflux. But many of these products and recommendations can be dangerous for infants. 

In this blog article, we’ll discuss the symptoms and causes of reflux, how to ensure your baby is put down safely, and what not to do when trying to relieve your little one’s reflux. 

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