Cell phones – carcinogen or not? The fear of the unknown

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Guest Blogger, Jennifer Costa

For the past 12 years, I have been working as a Certified Child Life Specialist in pediatric oncology. During these years, I have had the privilege to work with incredible children and their families. This work has also convinced me more and more about the importance of preventative measures and overall wellness. I try to eat healthy, exercise and get enough sleep.   Now that I am a mother myself, I try my best to do everything possible to keep my children safe.

Every day we are all surrounded by cell phones, IPads and other electronics. Each of these devices emits radiation. There has been much debate on whether this radiation from cell phones (and other devices) can cause cancer. Studies thus far have been done on adults so the concern is that if there is a link to cancer, children may be at great risk because they started using cell phones and other devices at an earlier age. “Cell phone use is now widespread even among younger children. It is possible that if there are health effects, they might be more pronounced in children because their bodies might be more sensitive to radiofrequency (RF) energy. Another concern is that children’s lifetime exposure to the energy from cell phones will be greater than adults’, who started using them at a later age” warns the American Cancer Society.

BioZen is a small sticker chip that attaches to all of your devices and is scientifically and medically proven to reduce the harmful effects of mobile radiation. BioZen was just named a Class 1 Medical Device and can be put on devices such as cell phones, baby monitors, Ipads, and computers.

I want to do everything in my power to protect myself and my family from these devices. Biozen never expires, and even if you trade your phone in every 2 years, the $50 you spend on Biozen comes out to $2 a month. To me, it is worth it.

Click here to purchase your Biozen. For any questions or further information, please email me at Jennifer.s.costa@gmail.com

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Restoring Resilience in Teens: Spotlight on Shadow’s Edge

Restoring Resilience in Teens Spotlight on Shadow's Edge

Guest Blogger, Garth Sundem from Digging Deep

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Shadow’s Edge is the first FREE game designed to build resilience in teens with serious health conditions. In the game, teens 13+ are transported to the city of Shadow’s Edge where they have an opportunity to revive a city left dark and disrupted by a storm. It’s the players’ quest to find and write on journal pages and to express themselves by making graffiti. Through their self-expression, players bring vibrancy back to the city. Along the way, they have help — the Guardians of Disruption, Disillusionment and Discovery, who send players on missions to look inside themselves for answers to tough questions and discover wisdoms hidden in the city. As players heal the city, they heal themselves. And through in-game community, players can share their words and art with others, building camaraderie and understanding that they are not alone in their struggles. Reviving the city alone, teens can explore the issues surrounding their illness. Together, they can spread what they learn. At the end, they can look back to see how truly far they have come. That is Shadow’s Edge.

Learn more about the game at Digging Deep and Shadow’s Edge sites!

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Empowering Adolescents Through Journaling: Spotlight on Digging Deep 

GIVEAWAY!!! Spellbound AR Distraction Book

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We are continuing to celebrate child life month with another fantastic giveaway. Every child life specialist, parent and medical provider knows how important it is to help distract kids during medical procedures. So, we have teamed up with Spellbound Augmented Reality Therapy for this next giveaway.

Win a copy of Albert, The Confused Manatee, and watch as the storybook comes to life.

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Good Luck! Winner will be chosen 3/17/18, shipped to U.S. and Canada residents only.

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