Making Changes With Vision Therapy

When my daughter began having academic problems in school and acting out, I knew that something wasn’t right. Her teachers wanted me to put her on ADD medications, but I didn’t think that that was the right course for us. I had serious doubts that ADD was what was causing her problems.

I took her to several different specialists before discovering that her issues in school were actually do to a visual processing problem. The doctor recommended vision therapy, not medication, to help correct the problem and get her back on track. The exercises are really starting to pay off, and she’s showing great improvement.

Reasons Why You May Want To Become A Medical Interpreter

If you have been considering making a career change or if you are simply looking for a job in the medical field, you may be pondering the possibility of becoming a medical interpreter. However, you might not be totally convinced as to whether or not this is the right career choice for you and your future goals. In order to make a decision that will benefit you the most now and in the future, get to know some of the many different reasons that you might want to become a medical interpreter. Then, you can be sure that your career choice is informed and educated. You Are Fluent In Multiple Languages And Want To Put It To Use One of the main reasons to sign up for medical interpreter classes and training is that you are already fluent in two or more languages and want to put your linguistic skills to work. Being bilingual, or even better, multilingual, can be a major benefit when you are searching for a job in general. However, not every career that values being multilingual allows you to put your language skills to use on a daily basis. Being a medical interpreter allows you to work with several languages on any given day. This will keep your linguistic skills fresh and give you the opportunity to put all of that time and effort you spent learning other languages to use in your career. You Want To Help Everyone Have Access To Excellent Medical Care And Advice If you are a person who is passionate about the accessibility of medical care for everyone, no matter...

Different Fertility Treatments For Men And Women

Infertility is a battle that nobody wants to take on, and yet so many couples are forced to each year. If you are trying to have a baby, you may be considering a variety of options. Whether you are a man or a woman, infertility treatment is available to you. In many cases, those who once struggled with fertility are able to go on and conceive a child. With medical treatment, it may be possible for you to do the same. Men’s Infertility Treatments For men, there are often lifestyle changes they can make to regain healthy sperm. For instance, some men struggle to achieve an erection, for which there may be a medication available. Additionally, some men find that stopping certain medications and ceasing to smoke (cigarettes and marijuana) helps to solve the problem. For some men, regular exercise is the key. Speaking to a doctor about these potential lifestyle changes is a wise idea. Surgery is not very common as a treatment for infertility in men, but it is an option in some cases. Some men have a blockage of sperm that prevents healthy sperm from exiting the body through ejaculation. In other cases, there is damage to the reproductive organs that a surgeon can address. Sperm retrieval is another common method of allowing fertility. This is especially useful in cases where men are unable to ejaculate during sexual intercourse. Women’s Infertility Treatments Women also experience infertility for a variety of reasons, but many are biological, whereas many of men’s causes are due to lifestyle factors. For women, the processes of treating infertility may be more invasive...

The Benefits Of Choosing A Short Term Rehabilitation Vs. Trying To Rehabilitate At Home

When you need short term care because of an illness or injury, you might consider trying to receive services at home. While there are a number of benefits to remaining at home while you recuperate, there are also a number of benefits to choosing a short term rehab facility, such as Valley View Retirement Community, in order to get the services you need. If you live alone and you are nervous about your recovery, staying in a facility will ensure that you have help any time that you need it. If you have some mobility and simply need physical therapy at home, you may be able to recuperate in your own home. You Have Help When You Need It Recuperating can be a long process, and you may find there are times that you need help and you don’t have it if you are at home alone. When you are concerned that you’ll need help throughout the day and night, a short term rehabilitation facility is a better decision. All the Services You Need Are in One Place You may need wound care, physical therapy, assistance taking a shower, and occupational therapy. While you can schedule most of these services at your home, it’s easier to have everything in one place in a facility. You won’t have to worry about scheduling and can instead have providers come and get you in your room to receive treatment. It’s Easier for Visitors Sometimes visitors are more hesitant to come and see you at your home, and it’s easier to stop by a rehabilitation facility for a visit. While you may want people...

Don’t Give Up Hope: 2 Experimental Glaucoma Treatments Showing Promising Results

If you or someone you love has glaucoma, then you and they likely live in fear that they may one day lose their vision completely. While current glaucoma medications and surgeries are very successful, researchers are determined to continue finding new ways to control glaucoma to keep it from worsening and hopefully even one day find a way to restore vision to those who have already lost it. While still in its early development stages, optic nerve cell regeneration may one day restore vision lost by glaucoma. However, that treatment may not be available for many years, so it is still best to prevent vision loss instead of waiting for a cure to restore it. Read on to learn about two experimental glaucoma treatments showing promising results at controlling the eye disease and preventing further vision loss in those affected by it.  1. Antioxidant Glaucoma Treatment Controls Eye Inflammation Most health-conscious people have heard of antioxidants and how they should eat diets full of them to help prevent cancer. While antioxidants kill the free radicals that can cause cancer, it has also been discovered that they have potent anti-inflammatory effects. Since many diseases are caused by or accompanied with inflammation, including eye inflammation in glaucoma, researchers decided to see how mice with glaucoma would respond to a potent antioxidant treatment.  The eye inflammation due to glaucoma in the mice provided the antioxidant treatment was greatly reduced after six weeks of treatment.  While this antioxidant treatment will need to be tested much more before people with glaucoma can try it, it may end up being a great glaucoma treatment for...

Your Urine Is Pink After Thanksgiving: What Is Happening?

Thanksgiving is a great time to get together with family and have some delicious food. Unfortunately, you’ve noticed your urine take on a pink color after your family dinner. What is happening here and is it a serious problem? Beets Can Make Urine Pink There’s a good chance that some of the foods you ate might be staining your urine. Beets and other very red foods often cause your urine to take on a unique color. This is so common when eating beets that a condition known as beeturia has been identified and named by medical experts. The exact color will vary, but it is typically pink to dark red. If you ate beets at your Thanksgiving dinner, there’s a good chance beeturia might be the culprit. Your pink or red urine should pass in a few days and return it to its normal yellow or clear color. However, if it persists longer than a week, you might have a health problem. If The Color Doesn’t Go Away, It May Be Blood Unfortunately, continually pink urine might indicate a more serious influence: blood. This condition, known as hematuria, isn’t necessarily an immediate problem. Typically, blood in the urine originates in either the kidney, the bladder, the urethra, or the ureters. It may be caused by overeating or drinking too much liquids on Thanksgiving, which can cause temporary damage to these areas of the body. However, it could also be a sign of a more serious problem. This is especially true if pain accompanies urination. If this pain continues to increase in severity over a period of time, there’s a...

Anaerobic Exercise Can Help Busy People Burn Fat

As we age and become more sedentary, it is really easy to put on a lot of fat weight. That said, there are multiple ways that you can lose weight if you’re a busy person. One of the best ways is anaerobic exercise. If you work in an office and are looking to lose fat, consider this approach. The Differences Between Aerobic And Anaerobic Exercise Aerobic exercise is the type that requires the use of regular intake of oxygen. Examples of this include long-distance jogs, competing in most sporting events, and other low-intensity exercises. Anaerobic exercises are higher in intensity and don’t require a regular intake of oxygen. They generally include sprints, stretches, and weight lifting. Both of these types of exercises will burn calories, so it’s not a bad idea to perform both. However, the maximum effect of aerobic exercises often take a long time to come into effect due to their low intensity. Anaerobic exercises are often better for fat loss because they can be done more quickly. Anaerobic Exercises Can Burn A Lot Of Fat Contrary to popular exercise myths, anaerobic exercises may be more effective at burning both fat and carbs from your body. This is especially true if you’re able to work anaerobically for a relatively extended period of time, such as five to 10 minutes. Any longer and you’re likely to wear out your body and suffer from exercise fatigue. Another nice benefit of anaerobic exercise is that it causes a state of post-exercise oxygen consumption. What this means is that your body will consume oxygen at a higher level to replace the...

Calming Down: Natural Treatments For Anxiety

Anxiety isn’t the niche diagnosis it used to be, nor it is just a term for when you’re feeling stressed out – clinical anxiety is a real, present mental illness, with 18.1 percent of the United States’ population having been diagnosed with it. But if the medicines and prescriptions your doctor gave you just aren’t enough – or if you don’t have the time, money, or inclination to visit the doctor – then it’s understandable that you’d turn to natural cures and treatments for this pervasive illness. So if you’re looking for a few natural treatments for anxiety disorders, then here’s what you need to know. Soak ‘n’ Smell Anxiety can cause you to tense up, making you feel stiff and sore, which can cause you to feel even more anxious. To combat this, try combining the luxury of a bath with the healing power of aromatherapy. A walk-in tub is the best vehicle for this treatment, as it usually contains little bonuses like an ergonomic seat, soothing jets, and temperature control that can help your bath to be even more relaxing. Talk with suppliers like Twin City Stair Lifts about different options for your tub. Your aromatherapy comes in at this point; combine three or four drops each of lavender, jasmine, and clary sage essential oils into the bathwater while it’s running and enjoy the calming scents wash over you. Each one of these oils are routinely used to help calm your mind and help rid you of anxiety, and using them all together will help you to get to a calm place more quickly and for longer....

The Pain In PMS: Natural Remedies For Period-Caused Back Pain

In general, when considering the pain that comes with your menstrual period, it’s easy to focus in on the cramps and forget everything else exists. However, for many women, the cramps are nothing in comparison to the lower back pain that can hang around before, during, and after your period; if you don’t want to pop a bunch of over-the-counter painkillers – or if you have and you’ve still got pain – then it can be hard to find a pain management remedy for this uncomfortable fact of your period. So if you’re looking for a few natural remedies for lower back pain caused by your period, then here’s what you need to know. Chamomile Known to prevent muscle spasms and contractions, chamomile tea is the perfect, feel-good natural remedy for lower back pain during your period. While you should keep your consumption to a moderate amount each day (somewhere between three to five cups is generally considered the limit), chamomile tea is perfect for soothing pain both via its heat (which can calm muscle pains) and its anti-contraction properties. If you’re not a fan of the taste, you can also get your chamomile in capsules, available at most local health stores and some supermarkets in the supplement aisle. White Willow Bark Possibly the most famous and the most popular of all natural lower back pain remedies (it was used by both the Greeks and the indigenous peoples in America for this purpose), white willow bark is basically like a natural form of aspirin (due to its active ingredient salicin, which is an aspirin-like substance), helping to cut down...

Child Going To Camp? They May Bring Home Head Lice

Many schools have camps where children can spend time away from home and school in another environment for a few days. If your child is going to camp, they will likely have a great time, but they may bring some things home with them that you do not want to deal with, including head lice. Below are ways you can check for lice, as well as what you can do if you find them on your child’s scalp. How Your Child Can Get Lice If your child has head to head contact with someone that has head lice, the lice can jump over to their scalp. This could be while they are sleeping, while playing a game, etc. You should understand that lice do not jump from one head to another while children are simply around each other. It has to be direct head to head contact.  How to Look for Lice Lice can also be found in the eyebrows and even the eyelashes in some cases. Their main diet is blood and your child will feel them moving around, which is why their scalp itches. If your child comes home constantly scratching their head, sit them down and go through their hair, paying close attention to the hair close to the scalp, their neckline, and behind their ears. The best way to do this is by using a nit comb, sometimes called a lice comb. Get a flashlight and part your child’s hair in very small sections to look for lice. Look on the scalp and the hair strands. You will see very tiny, brown seeds attached to...

Use Natural Ingredients To Treat Reflux Disease

Liquid contents back up into your esophagus, and there’s an acidic taste to the contents. This condition is known as acid reflux disease and is also referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The backed-up ingredients include pepsins and other acids that are harmful to you. Bile from your bile duct may also be in the mix. All of these ingredients irritate the sensitive lining of your esophagus to create heartburn and other discomforting symptoms. Fortunately, you can use some natural ingredients to treat reflux disease. Eat An Apple Before Meals For Sensitive Stomach If you have a sensitive stomach that pointedly becomes upset and results in reflux disease when you eat a variety of foods, your best bet is to eat an apple 30 minutes before you get ready to have any meal. If you forget to consume the apple before eating your meal, don’t panic. Simply eat an apple following the meal. The apple contains alkaline minerals, such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium, that prevent acid reflux disease from developing in both instances. Ginger Is An Effective Acid Refllux Buster Ginger root capsules are available in health food stores. However, fresh ginger root sold at your local grocery market is even better. This product comes to you straight from the ground, and its potency is an effective treatment for reflux disease. Just brew it as you would any tea and then drink it when you experience a bout of GERD following your meal. It is an effective antacid. If you live in a state that enjoys an abundance of sunshine, do yourself a favor and plant your...
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