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Autism and Schizophrenia, is there a connection?

2015-03-07 18:25

Are Schizophrenia and Autism related? That is the question left on the minds of some parents and scientists. Now it’s the question left on my mind.

Several months ago my 11 year old son started having hallucinations. His hallucinations present as visual, auditory, and tactile. It’s become the ultimate trifecta of confusion and misery for him.

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8 Simple Steps to Help Remember Your Autistic Child’s Appointments

2015-03-03 09:40

Keeping track of doctor and therapy appointments is difficult for any person to do, when you throw an autistic individual in the mix it becomes even arduous.

Families of autistic individuals tend to have up to, if not more than, twice as many appointments a month than a family without a special needs individual in it.

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How to pick the right doctor

2015-02-16 17:18

We live in an era of “choices” in every aspect of our lives and they feel infinite. We are flooded with technology that will help us choose the right gadgets or houses to buy, select a restaurant for the weekend or pick the right mate and so on. But when it comes to choosing your health care giver, we usually go with the flow and find ourselves in a doctor’s office chosen (referred) by another doctor. That’s mostly alright, but if you want to be more involved, you should probably start with a directory of doctors that your insurance carrier will provide.

You might be on your own to find the right doctor among that long list.

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13 ways parents think they caused autism to kids

2015-02-09 17:32

When two people find out they are going to have a baby life, as they know it, seemingly stands still. Whether or not your child is going to have autism tends to not cross one's mind. Seems no one thinks about autism until they have to sit in a doctor’s office and be told that a family member, a friend’s child, or their child is autistic. When you look at it from the other side it seems that once a parent has been told their child has autism all they can do is look for reasons why it’s their fault, especially at first.

With all the crazy theories about the cause of the autism that can be found, it’s no wonder that many parents are able to come up with a long list of reasons why they think their child’s autism is

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Nightscout Helps Monitor Type 1 Diabetes Anywhere

2015-02-05 14:37

The Nightscout Project is an example of what passionate individuals can do when they are tired of waiting for the medical community to find answers. In fact, the mantra of the DIY group involved with the Nightscout Project is “We are not waiting.”

Nightscout is a CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) in the cloud (network of servers) project that allows children with type

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Laughter Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

2015-02-02 12:13

Having multiple sclerosis is no laughing matter. However, that does not mean laughter does not have a place in dealing with MS. In fact, laughter yoga for multiple sclerosis may be just what the doctor ordered.

Laughter yoga was developed by Madan Kataria, MD, in 1995, as a way to help spread the word about the value of laughter as medicine. Both in his practice and from his research, Dr.

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How To Substitute Coconut Oil for Eggs in Recipes

2015-01-30 11:16

Many recipes call for eggs as a binding agent. However, coconut oil can be used as a delicious, nutritious, vegan substitute.

By using coconut oil as a binding agent in your culinary creations, you can produce the tasty treats you love with a product that improves and safeguards health.

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How Coconut Oil Regulates Insulin

2015-01-30 10:58

A staggering 30 percent of the U.S. population suffers from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and that number is on the rise with close to 2 million new diabetes diagnoses every year. You might be surprised to learn that coconut oil is a helpful dietary addition to the diabetic’s diet.

A study done in 2009 at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia found that a diet rich in coconut oil protected against insulin resistance.

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Supplemental Insurance Helps Bridge the Health Insurance Coverage Gap

2015-01-29 18:27

During the final weeks of the current open enrollment period, health insurance is at the top-of-mind for individuals of all ages. Seniors and others qualifying for Medicare benefits have been bombarded with mail and TV ads touting comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans, as well as Part D Rx plans and no-network, fee-for-service plans designed to work with traditional Medicare benefits.

At the same time, individuals of all ages who rely on employer healthcare benefits may be faced with increased co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance out-of-pocket costs, as businesses try to conta

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