Month: January 2016

How trigger point injections help fibromyalgia

January 10, 2016

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain and inflammation of muscles.  This pain can be debilitating, as it can rage from mild to moderate to severe.  Those who have fibromyalgia have a variety of symptoms and related health issues. Symptoms of fibromyalgia include pain in the neck, shoulders, hips, and other areas.  Painful muscles […]

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29 Things Only Someone with Multiple Sclerosis Would Understand

January 10, 2016

1. Despite its name, you know that there is nothing romantic about the “MS hug.” 2. Having “foot-drop” and walking through a dog park can be a messy combination. 3. You know the “Swank diet” doesn’t describe the food on a country club menu. 4. Crowds and loud noise make you want to flee. 5. […]

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Top 10 Home Remedies For Bipolar Disorder

January 10, 2016

Bipolar disorders are often not easily recognized as there are no marked symptoms or ways to tell when someone is inflicted by it. The disorder is characterized by extreme emotional mood swings. A person can be either overwhelmingly happy or in the dumps! Men and women are both likely to suffer from the disease in […]

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A Letter to My Child With Food Allergies

January 10, 2016

Dear Son, You were diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies at the age of 4. You were unhappy about it, though you could not understand the significance of this diagnosis or how it would affect many aspects of your life. You were sad. You told me that you did not want food allergies. You will probably […]

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Britain's largest sperm bank bans men with dyslexia, autism and ADHD from donating, triggering outrage over 'eugenics'

January 10, 2016

Britain’s largest sperm bank is under investigation for banning men with dyslexia. Campaigners accused the clinic of ‘eugenics’ – attempting to genetically improve the human race. The London Sperm Bank has produced leaflets stating it will not accept men who are dyslexic, have ADHD, autism or certain other conditions. But the fertility watchdog has launched […]

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The Best Exercises to Lose Weight With PCOS

January 10, 2016

Most women with polycystic ovary syndrome have issues with their weight. What exactly causes PCOS remains unknown but possible triggers include excess production of male hormones and insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. According to the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Young Women’s Health, no one type of exercise is better than another for […]

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3 Tips for Raising Boys with ADHD

January 10, 2016

Tips for Raising Boys with ADHD 1. Make it into a game. What is “it”, you ask? Anything. Make any and everything into a game. Since boys with ADHD are often easily bored, which can lead to misbehavior, keeping their interest is critical to getting them to cooperate. So, if you need them to pick up […]

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The Connection Between Toe Walking and Cerebral Palsy

January 10, 2016

Most children start to walk within the second year of their lives. What starts out as a few tentative steps becomes a confident gait later in life. Today we discuss “toe walking,” and how it may point to cerebral palsy. Toe Walking & Cerebral Palsy Toe walking is a somewhat common occurrence for children who […]

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When You Care About Someone With ADHD, There Are 15 Things To Keep In Mind

January 9, 2016

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common, yet wildly misunderstood neurological condition that affects 15 million Americans. October has been named ADHD Awareness Month in hopes of dispelling some of the myths that frequently circulate. Many who criticize ADHD as not being real often do so by comparing ADHD diagnosis rates in the U.S. […]

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TREATMENT 8 Multiple Sclerosis Treatments and Their Side Effects

January 9, 2016

Corticosteroids High doses of intravenous corticosteroids, such as methylprednisone, have been the first-line treatment for the prevention of disability from acute MS attacks. Osteoporosis and reversible short-term memory loss have been linked to the use of the drugs. Some research suggests that oral corticosteroids may be as effective as the IV formula of these drugs, though […]

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