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Five reasons to not totally panic about ticks and Lyme disease

I thought it was just a scab.The brown speck clinging to my baby’s cheek had been there for a day or so, resting on a reddish patch of skin. He must have scratched himself, I thought, as I picked lightly at the mark. My husband was the first to figure out the truth. That little...

Movies Used to Improve Knowledge of ADHD-Term Life

Promising new research uses movies to better investigate brain functions in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Tamara Vanderwal, M.D., associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center said watching a movie helps kids stay still while obtaining a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) examination. “There are only a handful of fMRI studies on awake...

8 Things you might not know about child abuse:Term Life

In Oregon, 10,630 children were victims of abuse or neglect in *2013. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, blue ribbons are hanging from a tree at the state Capitol to symbolize the victims affected each year. Here are eight facts about child abuse you might not know: •Child abuse is more than just...

Newer antipsychotics for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder generally requires lifelong medication. Today, second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are sometimes used for maintenance treatment, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or other mood stabilisers. SGA is prescribed in relatively high numbers of cases of bipolar disorder. According to The Swedish National Quality Register for Bipolar Disorder, a com­bina­tion of SGA...

Can You Outgrow Therapy for Bipolar Disorder?

I have had years of therapy in my life to deal with bipolar disorder (and other assorted issues). I would say, at least 15. It makes my head spin thinking of all the therapists I have talked to in my time. But I admit, I’m not in therapy now. I know, as a role model...

21 Things Learned in 21 Years with Cerebral Palsy-Term Life

About life, love, and cerebral Palsy: Nobody’s diagnosis or symptoms are the same as your own; everybody feels and experiences things differently. No one handles pain the same. While you and your friend may both have hip pain as related to your cerebral palsy, you may power through it and she may stay in...

7 Ways To Protect Your Back If You Have Scoliosis:Term Life

Scoliosis, also known as an unnatural curvature of the spine, affects almost seven million people in the United States, children and adults alike, and there is no known cause for the majority of the cases. While most individuals with scoliosis don’t require surgery, they are likely to endure back and neck pain and trouble...

10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder

When it comes to mental illness, the first name that strikes the mind is bipolar disorder. Bipolar is a complex illness and according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), nearly 6 million people (both men and women) living in the US suffers from bipolar disorder. This is a kind of mental health problem...

Star Tennis Player Nearly Sidelined by Scoliosis-Term life

Cade Pressnell’s spine was compressing his lungs to the point where he could barely breathe, but a new non-invasive surgery changed all that. Cade Pressnell had been playing tennis since he was six years old. He spent his youth competing in tournaments throughout his home state of Alabama. By the time he was in the...

21 Things People With ADHD Want You To Know

“It’s not a disorder of not knowing what to do, it is a disorder of not doing what you know.” 1. First of all, ADHD is a legitimate neurobehavioral disorder — it’s not just feeling distracted and disorganized. TedED / Via teded.tumblr.com “ADHD is a bonafide neurological disorder recognized by the DSM and countless major institutions, and...

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