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MS Symptoms and Treatment. Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a disorder of the brain and spinal cord. It can cause various symptoms. In most cases, episodes of symptoms come and go at first for several years. In time, some symptoms can become permanent and can cause disability. Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, various medicines and therapies may...

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...

Special hand cycle bicycle allows Hamburg boy with cerebral palsy to ride using his arms-Term Life

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thirteen year old Christian O’Connell of Hamburg was born with cerebral palsy. He’s always wanted to ride a bike but hasn’t been able to until now.“My feet due top cerebral palsy aren’t able to properly pedal a bike the right way so with the hand cycle I can just use...

7 things you need to know about child abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. And because, really, every month should be abuse prevention month, I’ve compiled a list of 7 things you should know about child abuse, whether you are a parent or not. Child sexual abuse=any kind of sexual activity between a child and someone more powerful than her or him. That can...

10 Myths And Facts About Celiac Disease-Term Life

Far beyond Atkins, South Beach, or any other carb-cutting fad diet is a growing number of people with true aversion to bread. Marked by an inability to process the gluten protein found in wheat, celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder (think Type-1 diabetes or lupus) that affects millions of people. It attacks the inner...

4 Things that can Make Scoliosis Worse

Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) can develop for multiple reasons. Typically with idiopathic scoliosis (that develops in young patients), the spinal curvature won’t get any worse once the child finishes going through puberty. However, in some cases and with certain patients, scoliosis can get worse due to specific factors. In this article,...

Some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided, look-back study suggests

In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases. “We have long thought this big final fusion surgery, after years of spine straightening treatment, was always necessary,...

PRESCRIBING ADHD DRUGS TO CHILDREN AS A STUDY AID IS UNETHICAL

Stimulant drugs are routinely prescribed these days for children who can’t sit still in class or who can’t concentrate and focus on their work.  Many doctors will be overly quick to diagnose ADHD and write a prescription.  If this wasn’t bad enough, it has now gone one step further.  Some doctors and parents are...

15 Things Every Mom Needs to Know About Epilepsy:Term Life

The epilepsy treatment motto is “No seizures, no side effects”. When it comes to treating epilepsy, the goal is to find a treatment plan that minimizes or eliminates seizures and causes no harmful side effects. Which means you need to be totally honest about every symptom you or your child experiences. Even if you don’t...

40Winning Accommodations for Your ADD/LD Child

Increase the odds of your child succeeding in school by pinpointing his problems in the classroom and including effective accommodations in his IEP or 504 Plan to remedy them. Below is a list of challenges your child may face during the school day along with specific accommodations to overcome them. Talk with your child’s teacher about...

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