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How effective is Speech Therapy for Autism? – Keep Healthy Living – Health Article

ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurotypical disorder that is characterised by a broad range of symptoms including, non-verbal communication and speech, repetitive behaviours, and inadequate social skills. Children diagnosed with Autism also have issues related to sensory integration. For instance, they can show sensitivity to bright light or high volumes. Although, these characteristics are generally found in those with the disorder. However, every individual having ASD is different than others diagnosed with the same. To begin with, the…

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Guide to Understanding Regenerative Medicine – Keep Healthy Living – Health Education Article

The regenerative medicine market is booming right now. Its global valuation is expected to reach $48.97 billion USD by the year 2025. Never heard of this type of medicine before? Not sure what it is or whether it’s a good option for you? If you have questions about it, you’ve come to the right place. Explained below is everything you need to know. What Is Regenerative Medicine? Regenerative medicine’s primary focus is the replacement of damaged tissues and/or organs. Whether…

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Does Flat Head Syndrome Affect a Baby’s Brain Development? – Mission Health Blog – Health Education Article

By Meg Coleman, Nurse Practitioner If you’re a new parent, you may feel concerned about your infant developing flat head syndrome, or positional plagiocephaly. So what can you do about it? Plagiocephaly occurs when a baby’s head develops a flat spot – it can be on either a side or on the back of the head. How can something like this happen? The skull flattens when a baby’s head stays in one position for long periods of time. A baby…

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Meet Mission Health’s 2019 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina – Mission Health Blog – Health Article

In October, Mission Health nurses and colleagues attended a celebration honoring six of our own as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses at the annual Great 100, Inc. Gala. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized admired and influential nurses across North Carolina, recognizing 100 nurses from the state who are nominated by their peers for this once-in-a-lifetime honor. What does it take to be a Great 100 Nurse of North Carolina? These are nurses who lead and influence nursing…

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A Cure for Allergies? Chicagoland Pediatrician May Have The Key – Keep Healthy Living – Health Education Article

Itching and watery eyes, perhaps so swollen that it’s actually scary. Ragged and wheezy breathing. Sneezes so constant the shoulders and back begin to ache. For those with environmental allergies, this is their reality for most of the year, from spring until the first frost. When you’re the parent of a child who suffers from allergies, you feel their discomfort acutely and wish there was some way you could help relieve their symptoms. It is impossible for parents to control…

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Becky Carter: Gratitude for the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Team – Health Article

By Becky CarterChief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital November is traditionally a time when we reflect on all we have to be grateful for. I’d like to take the opportunity to extend a huge “thank you” to the extraordinary staff of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. They should be recognized for so many things: caring for the members of our community, coming in to the hospital no matter the weather or hour, maintaining our facility, cleaning our hospital,…

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Tim Layman: A Visit to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Emergency Room – Health Education Article

By Timothy LaymanInterim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital This month I thought it would be exciting to pull back the curtain, so to speak, on what goes on once you enter Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Emergency Department. There are all the things that you, as a patient or family member of a patient, see and hear, but there are many things that our caregivers and other staff do that are much less obvious, but essential nonetheless. This information also serves…

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5 Tips On How To Get Rid Off Unhealthy Eating Habits After College – Keep Healthy Living – Health Article

College students do not enjoy the best diet. They have limited resources, are always rushing to class, and want to experiment with the foods their classmates are eating. Once you leave college and begin working, you have to adjust to a normal and healthy eating routine. The routine is determined by your work schedule, energy requirements, and health status, among other factors. It takes deliberate effort to do away with the unhealthy habits to maintain productivity and enhance your quality…

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What Goes Around Comes Around: Are You Prepared for Flu Season? – Health Article

Don’t spread the flu! Stay home if you’re sick. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes. Cover your mouth with a tissue, or sneeze or cough into your sleeve. Help prevent the flu by getting your vaccine! The 2017-2018 flu (influenza) season was one of the deadliest with 48.8 million reported cases and 79,400 deaths, according to  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annually, mortality is about 6,515. “Because flu evolves from year to…

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The Benefits of Following a Plant-Based Diet Plan – Keep Healthy Living – Health Education Article

There has been a lot of talk recently about how a plant-based diet is good not only for your health but is also a great way to help the environment. But switching from a meat inclusive lifestyle to a vegetarian or even a vegan one can seem tricky. However, with the rise of farm to fork establishments and plenty of options at your local grocery store, it is easier than ever. Here are some of the best reasons to move…

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Bladder Matters: What to Know about Keeping It under Control – Health Education Article

From dribbles to gushes, leaking urine when you cough, jump, sneeze or lift can be embarrassing. Urology experts explain how to reclaim your freedom from stress incontinence. What causes it? Stress urinary incontinence is defined as the leakage of urine during physical movement or activity, such as coughing, jumping or sneezing. It’s not related to psychological stress. “This leakage can occur,” said Nancy Howden, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained urogynecologist with Western Carolina Women’s Specialty Center, “when the muscles and tissues…

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Could Assisted Living Help Your Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia? – Keep Healthy Living – Health Article

When a parent or loved one gets on in age, the concern of who is going to help them and how becomes an ever-present worry. Perhaps the loved one in question is self-reliant and doesn’t require an ever-present caretaker to assist them. Maybe you were able to take on the responsibility of helping them out. What do you do though, if you loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Is assisted living enough? Read on if you’d like to know how…

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Podcast: Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Valentine’s Day – Health Article

 Valentine’s Day comes but once a year and is experienced in different ways depending on your age, gender, or whether or not you are in a relationship. Not surprisingly, mental health status plays a role in the way this holiday is experienced, as well. Listen in as our hosts play the ever-popular Two Truths and a Lie to describe all they went through being depressed while dating. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You don’t tell a girl, ‘Don’t take that pill.’”…

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