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.

3 Common Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

Cosmetic surgical procedures can help you achieve the body that, heretofore, seemed unimaginable. The range of the surgery types available at your fingertips is great: you can choose anything from a facelift to enhancing the natural contour of your nose. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn just a bit about a few of the most common types of cosmetic surgical procedures. Facelift Although the name is just a slight misnomer seeing as there is nothing technically “lifted,” a facelift can shave a few years off of your face by creating the appearance of tighter skin. The procedure involves a bit of fat being removed from the face and the skin being tautly re-draped over the muscles of your skin. The process of having a facelift generally takes about three to four hours. The recovery time for an average facelift patient is anywhere from ten days to two weeks. Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty refers to any cosmetic surgical procedure that involves reshaping your nose. There are a number of ways in which your nose can be reshaped. It can be made to look a bit sharper or even soften your features. Your nostrils can be made to be a bit larger or smaller, or if you believe that your nostrils “flare” too much, procedures can be made to essentially “freeze” your nostrils so they don’t open or widen nearly as much. The recovery time involved in a rhinoplasty differs based on the extent of the surgery, but it is generally somewhere between one week and ten days. Eyelid Surgery Many people are not happy with their eyelids and,...

Which Kind Of Lift Chair Is Right For You?

If you’re considering buying a lift chair for yourself or a loved one, you have some decisions to make. Although all lift chairs are designed to help people to get up out of the chair and then sit down again by raising the chair off the ground, there are other factors to consider as well. This guide will explain the three basic types of lift chairs, and help you to decide which one meets your needs the most. Two Position Lift Chairs One of the most common forms of lift chairs is the two position lift chair. Like all lift chairs, the seat will rise and lower to help people to get in and out of the chair. However, it also offers limited functionality for comfort, which is why it’s called a two position chair. Two position chairs offer two positions once they’re lowered to a normal seating level: sitting straight up, and reclining slightly back. The reclining feature is good for being a bit more comfortable and watching television. Three Position Lift Chairs Three position lift chairs offer fully upright, partial reclining, and fully reclining positions. These chairs are a good option for people who want or need to spend longer periods of time in the chair, especially if they might doze off. The full reclining position goes back as far as a normal recliner, so it’s a comfortable way to get some rest and stretch out a bit. Dual Motor Lift Chairs Lastly, the most elaborate type of lift chair is the dual motor lift chair. This type of lift chair allows the user to control the...

3 Tips For Coping With Depression

Depression can strike anyone at any point in time. It isn’t about just being upset that something didn’t go your way. It extends beyond that and goes much deeper. While some end up getting depressed after losing their job, giving birth or losing a loved one, others get depressed for no reason at all. Regardless of what might be causing your depression, there are things you can do to help improve your mood and regain your happiness. Start by implementing these three tips below into your daily routine. Read self-help books. One of the best places to start dealing with your depression is to read through some of the different self-help books on the market today. Oftentimes, reading about what others went through and how they overcame their depression can help immensely. It is important that you understand that you are not alone. Countless people struggle with depression on a regular basis. The key is finding out what you can do to start turning things around for yourself and get on the path to happiness. To learn more, contact a business like Don’t Jump It’s Only A Bump LLC. Eat some chocolate. Just about everyone loves chocolate, and how could you not? Not only does it taste delicious, but it can help give your mood a well-deserved boost. However, you don’t want just any chocolate. You need to go for the dark chocolate. Replace milk chocolate with dark chocolate in some of your recipes to start transforming the way you feel in no time, without having to sacrifice your middle. Dark chocolate, in moderation, can help to boost your serotonin...

Two Simple Tips For Allergy Sufferers

Having the unfortunate luck of suffering from severe allergies can cause you to experience a number of disruptions to your daily routine. Whether it is due to simply feeling terrible from your allergies or suffering a sudden and severe attack, it is important for patients with this condition to take active steps for managing their symptoms. Sadly, many people are unsure of the steps needed to properly manage and address their allergies. If this applies to you, the following two tips can help you to avoid the worst of your allergies. Change Your Clothes After Being Outside For many people, allergic reactions can often be triggered by being exposed to pollen. Unfortunately, there are times of the year when your clothes can become covered in pollen after being outside for only a few minutes. When this occurs, you may find that you are unable to get relief from your symptoms even when you go inside. To avoid this problem, you should always change your clothes after being outside on days with high pollen counts. This will help to ensure that you are not exposed to these allergens for any longer than necessary, and it can help prevent you from accidentally spreading these allergens around your home. Have Your Rugs Professionally Cleaned In addition to changing your clothes, you should also look to have any rugs in your home professionally cleaned on a regular basis. It is possible for dirt, allergens and other substances to become lodged between the fibers of the rug. This can cause these substances to be released when you step on the rug, which can cause...

Helping A Loved One Live In A Safer Environment

If someone in your household has come to a point in their life where they now have a harder time getting around, then you should make some changes to ensure they are able to move around the house and take care of themselves safely. Follow the advice here to turn your house into a home where you won’t have to worry as much about your loved one having an accident. Have a stair lift installed in a two-story home If you have a two-story home then your second story will pose a serious safety risk and a big obstacle to someone with mobility issues. While their physical limitations make it nearly impossible for them to get to the second floor, this doesn’t mean there won’t be times when they will need to get up there. Installing a stair lift will make the second level of your home completely accessible to them so they can get up there without worrying about falling and injuring themselves. Make the bathroom mobility-friendly The bathroom can be a very dangerous room in the house for someone who has a problem moving around as well as they used to. The floor tends to get slippery from water, the small space can make it hard to move around and the bathtub can be hard to get in and out of. Applying a non-slip coating on the floor of the bathroom can help to cut down on the risk of your loved one slipping when some water does get on the floor. Installing grab bars in certain areas, such as next to the toilet, can make it easier...

Helping Your Teen With Their Substance Abuse Problem: Tips For You

As a parent, you never want your child to find themselves suffering from a substance abuse problem. However, if you do find yourself with a teenage child who is abusing drugs or alcohol, your focus needs to shift to figuring out different ways to help them overcome their substance abuse problem and regain control over their life and well-being. Get to know more about what your role can be (and should not be) in helping your teen with their substance abuse problem and guiding them to getting the treatment and recovery that they need to keep them healthy and sober for the rest of their life. Punishing Their Bad Behavior Is Not Enough Many parents of teens who are abusing drugs or alcohol first try the standard punishment or discipline technique. They confront their child about their substance abuse and then discipline them as they would any other behavioral transgression.  This is not necessarily an effective way to handle substance abuse. While punishment may temporarily seem to curb the behavior because you have taken away their car or grounded them, they will likely resume their substance abuse once their punishment is lifted. Punishing your child could also cause them to act out even more, delving even deeper into drugs and alcohol. As such, while punishment is a legitimate way to deal with the behaviors related to substance abuse in your teen, it is not a solution to the overall problem. It is important to keep this in mind when you are dealing with your teen. Have A Professional Help You Perform An Intervention Interventions are an often popularized step...

Four Ways To Get Comfortable With Your New Hearing Aids

When putting in your hearing aids for the first time, your experience may be different than you expected. Use the following suggestions to help you to feel more comfortable as you wear your new hearing devices. Sit in a Quiet Room You may be tempted to pop in your new hearing aids and head out on the town. However, it can be difficult to separate speech from other sounds in crowded areas at first, and your brain may need some time to process all the new sounds it is getting. To ease yourself into the hearing aid experience, it might be best to sit for a while in a quiet room and try to listen for ticking clocks and other sounds. This will help you get used to your new way of hearing. Keep Them In You may only want to wear your hearing aids for going out or certain experiences, but in order to use your devices effectively, it’s important to wear them as often as possible. One reason for this is that you need to get used to the feeling of the devices in your ear.  Another reason to wear your hearing aids as often as you can is that as you wear your hearing aids, you will be better able to filter out sounds and to process what you’re hearing. If you wear them infrequently, it will take you longer to adjust to different voices and sounds, especially in loud environments. Know How to Recognize and Troubleshoot Minor Problems While it does take some time to adjust to your new devices, it is important to know...

Critical Specifications You Must Know When Purchasing A Stair Lift

When it is time to purchase a stair lift, you will need to select from a narrow set of options that meet your specifications. Stair lifts need to be selected based on the dimensions of your flight of stairs, the shape of your stair case and the weight of the individual who will be using the stair lift. The Dimensions It is best to have two individuals perform the measurements for a new stair lift. If the measurement turns out to be wrong, the stair lift will not fit properly and you may need parts with different dimensions. Begin at the top of the stairs and hold one end of the measuring tape. Then, have your helper extend the measuring tape all the way down the stairs. Record the measured length. Then, measure the width of the stairs and record the value. Finally, measure the height. These dimensions will need to be given to the company that will install your stair lift. You will need to decide whether the stair lift will need to allow for foot traffic around the stair lift. This is especially important when the user lives with other individuals. The stair lift should only be used by the intended patient because the overuse of the stair lift can cause it to wear down more quickly. Some stair lifts have carriage seats designed to curl around the top and bottom of the stairs, placing the carriage out of the way of the steps. The Shape Of The Stairs The type of stair lift you ultimately select will be partially determined by the shape of your stairs....

Annoying Keloid Scar? 2 Ways A Dermatologist Can Help Minimize Its Appearance

If you have a red, raised scar that seems to keep growing even though the original injury has healed, then it may be a keloid scar. Keloids are the most difficult type of scars to get rid of, because keloid-prone skin will often generate a brand new one if the original scar is cut off. However, you don’t have to just live with any unsightly, annoying keloid. A good dermatologist can help you keep it from continuing to enlarge and flatten it to a point where it is much less noticeable. Here are two techniques dermatologists use today to flatten stubborn keloids.  1. Steroid Injections Don’t let the word steroid scare you, because having your keloid injected with a cortisteroid is very safe and doesn’t produce the side effects that cortisteroids taken by mouth can. A cortisteroid called kenalog is most often used for keloids, and just one careful injection of this medication can flatten a smaller keloid completely. Cortisteroid injections also keep the keloid from growing larger and becoming even more cumbersome.  If you have a larger keloid, your dermatologist may first opt to remove it by excising it, which means cutting it off. While just cutting off a keloid alone often leads to it returning, by first excising it, and then injecting kenalog into it, your dermatologist can make it much less likely to return. They may have you come back into the office for further injections, often every two weeks or every month, until they are sure that they keloid is gone for good.  2. Cryotherapy Cryotherapy is used to remove any array of stubborn skin...

Are You Pregnant? 2 Eye Problems Your Baby Could Have

Not only can adults and children have eye problems, but babies can too. It is much more difficult to notice eye issues in a small baby, and in many cases problems can go undetected until your baby is much older. This is why it is beneficial for you to be aware of some of these things. Read below to learn about two problems your baby could have with its eyes. Cataracts It is not a common thing, but babies can be born with cataracts. This could be due to things like you having an infection, such as from rubella or the measles, while you were pregnant, low birth weight, and just plain genetics. A newborn baby’s vision develops very quickly in the last few months, so if your baby is premature, they may have an increased chance of developing cataracts. Some things you will notice if your baby has this problem include: It will not look directly at you It does not respond to images, such as large, colorful objects or faces. One of your baby’s eyes may appear white Your baby’s eyes may look cross-eyed. If you notice any of these symptoms, take your baby to the eye doctor. If treated very early, they can have a much better outcome. Retinopathy of Prematurity If your baby is born prematurely, they could have an eye condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). ROP damages your baby’s retinas and is often caused by your baby getting too much oxygen. Other things that may cause ROP are you having poor nutrition, blood transfusions, and anemia. If your baby has this, it will...
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