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Going to the chiropractor isn't something intuitive, unless you're into holistic health. But did you know that a chiropractor can fully treat many conditions, one of which you may already have, without resorting to medications? One of them is frozen shoulder.
Seeing physicians and medical specialists can be costly, and the medications they prescribe can cost even more.
Sensory Integration therapy was proven efficient in helping people diagnosed with autism who are dealing with sensory challenges.
In a recent study, 5 autistic boys who received SIT for 10 weeks, each session lasting up to 30 minutes, have shown improvements in certain autistic traits. It was observed that while participating in occupational therapy intervention, with emphasis on sensory integration, the five subjects made gains in goal-directed play (mastery play)and engagement, four subjects demonstrated fewer non engaged behaviour, of the five children two demonstrated interaction with adults more than 25% of the time during the intervention phase.
The subjects who underwent the Sensory Integration Therapy in this study, were exposed to three types of sensory stimulation:
People diagnosed with autism have been shown to have two hearing related impairments. The first is called hyperacusis, which an increased sensitivity to certain frequency and volume ranges of sound. The second impairment is called tinnitus, which is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. Both conditions are debilitating leading to peer isolation and sound avoidance. But, Auditory integration training, which aims to re- educate the hearing process has been proven to reduce hypersensitity to sounds in autistic patients.
The hearing hypersensitiveness has been linked to an auditory input abnormality seen in people diagnosed with autism, which may b
Wearing a device similar to a FitBit or Apple watch could tell you if you're sick. Wearable technology of the future could make medical care more individualized and even alert you and your doctor that something's brewing before you have symptoms.
Findings published Jan. 12, 2017, in PLoS Biology, have major implications for knowing when to seek medical help before anything becomes worse.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a painful condition caused by blood clots. Here are some natural remedies that may alleviate DVT.
Your legs have the toughest time, in terms of circulation, out of the rest of your body. Blood has to work against gravity when traveling from your legs back up to your heart.
Did you know that liposuction is used for more than just cosmetics? It can treat various disorders. One disease it can treat is Fox-Fordyce disease.
In 1902 George Henry Fox and James Addison Fordyce described a new disease as the chronic itching of the axilas (armpits) that l
The Endocrine Society has released a position statement highlighting why Donald Trump's temporary travel ban negatively impacts everyone's health.
The group of physicians says such restrictions will have an impact on informaiton sharing that will impact patient care negatively. It will also have a negative impact on research.
Trump doesn't believe in global warming caused by industrial processes, but now his beliefs are turning into governmental actions. One of the first things he's done to further his beliefs is cancel a meeting of scientists on the potential adverse health side effects of climate change.
An important conference this February 14 was supposed to be held by the CDC on the frightening health effects caused by climate change has been put on hold.
Researchers have discovered millions of people may be low in the antioxidant vitamin E. The vitamin is difficult to measure in the bloodstream for millions of people with metabolic syndrome. Are you one of the millions of people who needs more of the antioxidant for better health?
Metabolic syndrome affects approximately tweny-five percent of the world's population.
Stem cell research has been a moral debate for decades. But some innocent research with very promising applications is getting discriminated against without doing any inherent harm. Adult stem cell research has nothing to do with fetuses -- these cells come from people who are already born.
It wasn't too long ago that the U.S. was embroiled in a bitter debate over whether there was a place for embryonic stem cell research and therapy.
Recent studies show that employees aren't getting enough sleep - and it's affecting their corporation's income! Are you getting enough sleep, and is it affecting your money making?
Sometimes work piles up and you have to work overtime – but then it starts happening every month, then every week.
What did Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison all have in common? They were known to enjoy a daily afternoon nap, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Humans are among the only mammals known as monophasic sleepers - meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wake.
Recent news announces that scientists now know a little more about your gut. They've learned more about the membrane surrounding your gastrointestinal tract, which is called the mesentery. Here's what they found and why getting a massage can help your gastrointestinal health.
The wonders of your gastrointestinal tract are only starting to be unraveled.
Medical assistants can drastically reduce the time it takes doctors to document patient exams so they can actually spend more time with patients.
How many times have you gone to see the doctor only to see him typing away at the computer through the majority of your appointment?
Do you know who took your vitals the last time you went in for a checkup? It might not have been a nurse, doctor, or physician's assistant. Here's how important medical assistants are in the healthcare industry.
There's been a need in the allied health workforce that's pushed the Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinic in N
The current U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has released his opinion on e-cigarettes. Although researchers found that e-cigarettes have virtually no harmful effects and are a dream-like tool to help smokers quit, Murthy now says they're actually dangerous to teens.
E-cigarettes have been hailed by researchers as a miracle tool to help smokers quit.
The deteriorating nature of our air is causing significant harm to human health, and human activity is contributing to climate change and the air pollution that is damaging lung function. This relationship was highlighted by the findings of a new study presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016, which pointed out the influence of air pollution on respiratory function and the critical health issues it raises.
Remember the days when you rocked out with your select group of friends in your family's garage pretending to be a musical band? Scientists actually think it's the reason why you passed your high school math classes.
If you've always wanted to play a musical instrument again, even an electric or acoustic guitar, go for it!
Ever wonder what sort of medical codes are on your chart? Hopefully not these! Here are some funny medical codes that actually exist!
In 2015, the U.S. medical system was upgraded, and International Classification of Disease (ICD)-10 codes were put into mandatory use for all medical practitioners in the country.
Except for collecting colorful autumn leaves to use in art projects or jumping in a pile of them for fun, these reminders of approaching winter are typically burned, composted, or left to return na
It's best to go to the doctor when you have a health concern, but you most likely would rather look up your symptoms online and go with whatever information you find. This can be dangerous or misleading. But if you're really set on not seeing the doctor, here are a few ways to get better unofficial medical advice online.
Did you know that almost 30 percent of Americans are scared to see the doctor?
For some people, the Tasmanian devil is a cartoon character, but for others it could represent an opportunity to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and other dangerous pathogens. New research indicates that the milk of these marsupials, who are found only on the island of Tasmania, contains special peptides that can destroy potentially deadly human germs.
A hug is understandable as a show of gratitude to someone who is taking care of you or a loved one. But did you know that it’s a potential health risk to hug your nurse? Here’s what a recent study found and why you should resist the urge to hug your nurse.
Disease transmission within a hospital is a serious problem and medical researchers are seeking to understand where disease transmission control is lacking in what they refer to as “the transmissio
Your dentist always greets you with a warm smile and takes care of all your tooth aches with excellent care. But is she handling your medical records with the same quality care?
Dental care is only one side of the health system. You should also be aware of how your dentist handles your sensitive personal information, including medical records and financial history.