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Swim lessons after autism diagnosis

Private, semi-private or small group swim lessons recommend after diagnosis of autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Swim Lessons Are Important for Safety and Survival Of all the challenges parents of a child with autism face, making sure they’re safe around the water is probably not top of mind. However, it should be. A new study reveals that children with autism are at a much higher risk for drowning than other children. Researchers from the University ...

 
 

Heartburn vs. Acid Reflux vs. GERD

What’s the Difference? Heartburn is very common, affecting more than 60 million Americans at least once a month. Acid reflux and GERD are related to heartburn but each means something a little different. While none of the conditions are life-threatening, they can lead to medical complications and more severe diseases if they’re not treated. Acid Reflux: A Very ...

 

Stroke rehabilitation and exercise

Just when you’re at your lowest after suffering a stroke, you’ll be asked to do some of the hardest things you’ve ever done in your life. The road to recovery includes a significant amount of rehabilitation. You’ll undergo physical therapy to regain gross motor skills such as walking and maintaining your balance. Occupational therapy will help you relearn how to ...

 

Dealing with panic attacks

Many people mistake a panic attack for a heart attack or other serious illness. Panic attacks are traumatic. They can come out of nowhere for seemingly no reason and stop you in your tracks. The symptoms are physical and emotional. Sufferers describe it as a sense of impending doom, intense fear, and a feeling like you’re going to die. It may even send you to the ...

 

Managing chronic medical conditions

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to the doctor to receive treatment. Once you’re over the sickness, you may not see the doctor again until your next physical or injury. This is called “acute care.” But if you have a chronic illness, you need to be continually vigilant about your condition to keep it stable, controlled, and manageable. For this reason, chronic ...

 

Addiction knows no boundaries

On an average day at the Crozer-Keystone Recovery Center, the team opens its doors and welcomes people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction from all walks of life. There are high-paid executives and emergency room nurses, people who work blue collar jobs and students, homeless veterans and soccer moms. Addiction truly knows no boundaries – it’s a problem that ...

 

Is that mole normal? Recognizing skin cancers

It’s a common question that dermatologists hear all the time: “Is this mole normal?” In most cases, the answer will be yes. Moles are a very normal part of healthy skin that first appear during the first 25 years of your life. By the time you’re an adult, you may have as many as 40 moles or more. Most are brown or black and are perfectly healthy. However, if a mole ...

 

Treating social anxiety disorder

It’s not some form of extreme shyness or the result of an introverted personality. Social anxiety disorder severely limits the lives of sufferers, who live in fear of being judged in social or performance situations. People with social anxiety disorder often retreat into the perceived safety of living life alone, having few social or romantic relationships. It can ...

 

Six reasons breastfeeding is great for your baby

If you’re a first-time mother, breastfeeding might seem like an intimidating prospect. However, it is quite literally the most natural thing in the world, and the benefits for you and your baby are significant. Doctors advise mothers to begin breastfeeding as soon as they can; waiting a couple of days until you get home from the hospital is often a big mistake. ...

 

How to Train for a 5K

Spring is officially here. As the days get longer and temperatures rise, now is the perfect time to sign up for a race to motivate yourself to get into better shape. The most popular distance out there is the 5K, which stands for five kilometers – just over three miles. If the sound of that doesn’t make you cringe, then keep reading for a stepwise guide to properly ...

 

Recognizing the Early Signs of Autism

As a parent, sometimes you just have a gut feeling that your child is sick or struggling with a challenge – even if they can’t communicate it. Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) start investigating the early signs and symptoms of autism because they have this same type of intuitive feeling about their child. The earlier you recognize the ...