Keeping Healthy Smiles (Children’s Dental Health)

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Children learning how to brush their teeth. Learning about dental health
In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, we asked Dr. Lucciola Lambruschini, Director of Dental Services for some tips about the benefits of oral health to help keep children’s smiles healthy! 1. Why is it so important to focus on children’s dental health early? By properly educating parents early, we have a much higher chance …

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Success in a New Country

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When his mother left her six children in Cameroon to come to the United States, she envisioned creating a better life for them all.  She had hoped all her children would soon follow her to her new country. Unfortunately, only one of her children was approved to come to the United States.  Ludovick, a trained …

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Dynamic Doctor Duo Serves Patients with Care and Compassion

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A neatly dressed toddler ran down the hallway of the Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center towards the open-armed Dr. Deirdre Byrne. The joyous embrace embodies Byrne’s dual roles, so does the monogram on her surgical smock: “Sr. Dr. Dede.” Byrne, who prefers the title of Sr. Dede, is both a member of a religious order, the …

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From Mentor to Friend, a Reentry Program Story

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Ramona was living in a halfway house after being incarcerated for more than six years.  She found herself facing many naysayers.  She knew in order to get her life back she needed to stick to her goals. Cami was like many young people living in DC, looking for a way to give back to her …

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Why I Adopt From Angel Tree: Dara’s Story

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Christmas was always a favorite time of year for Dara Whitley, growing up she knew the presents she asked for would find their way under her family’s tree.  She had a fortunate upbringing and knew her parents bent over backwards to ensure she and her siblings had whatever they asked for. For many families in …

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