Dangerous Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa

Perhaps one of the most dangerous eating disorders is anorexia nervosa, which is when a person usually has a distorted image of their body. Sufferers of the psychiatric diagnosis are well below the average body weight and often voluntarily take various weight control measures. For example, those who are anorexic often take diet pills, purposely…

Genetic Predisposition Testing for Cancer

This includes wanting to know whether or not they are predisposed to getting a certain disease or disorder. Cancer is one disease about which people wonder. After all, in our current society we are suffering from a cancer epidemic. More and more people are getting cancer everyday and there are those who would prefer to…

Four Vital Systems That Your Organization Can not Do Without

Managing an organization that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities is, in my opinion, a difficult task. Managing the organization can be facilitated by employing an array of systems that, in many ways, protect the organization's operations. I believe that every organization in the developmental disability field, irrespective of its size, should have these…

Child Booster Seats

The leading cause of death for children age 2 to 14 is motor vehicle accidents. Every day in the United States, 5 children are killed in a car crash, and in 2008, more than 900 children died and 168,000 were injured in a car accident. Unfortunately, a large number of these deaths could have been…

How to Treat Graves’ Disease Naturally

If you have been diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, want to avoid taking medication if at all possible, and don’t even want to consider treating your condition with radioactive iodine, then the information you’re about to read can be life changing. I am a licensed healthcare professional and was personally diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. Knowing that…

EFT and Epilepsy

SL came to see me in March 2002 because she wanted some changes in her life and mostly because she wanted to see if EFT would help her with the epileptic seizures she had experienced for the past 10 years. Even though SL was on medication she still continued to experience seizures approximately fortnightly. SL…

Stroke: A Worldwide Concern

According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people die worldwide of Stroke. Of these, 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled. In Europe, an average of 650,000 stroke-related deaths is recorded each year. In recent reports, incidence of stroke has considerably decreased over the past few years. This has been attributed…

Facts About Insomnia

There are several symptoms that may indicate that you are suffering from insomnia. Do you find it difficult to concentrate on work during the day? Are you experiencing daytime irritability, fatigue, or drowsiness? Do you wake up too early in the morning? Do you rely on alcohol or sleeping pills to get your sleep at…

Mass Shootings and Mental Health

Mass shootings occur with such frequency that the American public is becoming numb to them. In this piece I will be talking about mass shootings and mental illness. Acts of terrorism such as in Paris or San Bernardino are acts of religious zealotry and do not belong in this discussion. Mass shooting is defined as…

Chronic Daily Headache Treatment

Chronic headache treatment is possible as there are a variety of preventive medications available. Here are the medications your doctor may recommend. Antidepressants Antidepressants such as Amitriptyline (Aventyl), nortriptyline (Pamelor) and other tricyclic antidepressants are the most widely used treatments for all forms of these headaches. These medications are valuable because they also help treat…

Hamster Hair Loss

Please note that the author is not a veterinarian. Please consult your vet for any medical advice about your pet. Growing up, a sense of wonder at nature and a love for animals was instilled in us. A normal weekend was spent at Elachee Nature Center in Oakwood, GA learning about the climate that controlled…

Effective Home Remedies for Swimmers Ear That Work

Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa is a painful infection of the outer ear and the canal. It affects people of all age-groups especially in summers when one goes for swimming. Therefore the disorder is also called swimmer’s ear. Our canal is cylindrical in shape and extends right from the outer ear to the eardrum. The…

Working With The Disabled

Since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, people who previously had limited or no access to public places now move about with a degree of ease in the workplace. While these people have their challenges with sight, hearing or movement, those who work with them are often confused about how to interact…