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Focus on Breastfeeding

Back to School: Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions

  • 1 in 4 U.S. children and adolescents live with a chronic health condition such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy.
  • Chronic health conditions may affect a child’s academic achievement.
  • Use a checklist to plan for the health needs of students with chronic conditions.

Focus on Montanans with Disabilities

Focus on Blood Clots

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the most common type of blood clot.  Pulmonary embolism or stroke may result from a blood clot that breaks off causing a sudden blockage in the arteries to the lungs or brain.
  • Symptoms of DVT may include swelling, pain or tenderness in the affected limb; usually the leg.  Pulmonary embolism symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, elevated heartbeat, coughing (possibly with blood), and even lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Know the risk factors so you can take steps to prevent DVT.  Talk to your provider if you feel you are at risk for blood clots.