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The Hidden South East Corner of Hillcrest Family Services

August 24, 2015

When people hear someone talking about Hillcrest Family Services they most like start thinking something along the lines of “I know about Hillcrest, they are that big human service agency in Dubuque, Iowa.” While they are correct that the majority of the services offered by Hillcrest are located in the Dubuque area and the Dubuque […]

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Breast milk, the best, first food for babies!!

August 21, 2015

When I was pregnant with my first child, we knew we wanted our baby to receive breast milk because we had heard about all the benefits for baby.  Little did we know ALL the benefits, as breastfeeding benefits go beyond just baby. They also apply to me, our budget, and the community. Some benefits to […]

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Adverse Childhood Experience

August 6, 2015

The Adverse Childhood Experience (commonly referred to as the ACE study) was co-authored by Dr.’s Robert Anda and Vincent Felitti from the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente, respectively. It was designed to address scientific gaps between certain known risk factors and poor overall health, both physical and mental. The risk factors included five […]

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