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Top 10 Biomedical Treatments for Autism

by John Gary When it comes to autism spectrum disorder, known as ASD, and ADHD, biomedical treatment has taken on a very functional approach. Any good treatment program for children with autism and ADHD will also include biomedical treatments. ASD includes a variety of conditions from classical autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, regressive autism, and PPD. While…

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Understanding Carrier Screening for Inherited Genetic Disorders

by Sara Stringer According to GlobalGenes.com, 1 in 10 Americans is living with a rare disease, and eighty percent of rare diseases are genetic in origin. Genetic disorders are diseases caused by a malfunction in a person’s DNA. This abnormal DNA is passed to children by parents who usually don’t know they carry it until they have…

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Path to Addiction: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Up To?

by Darci Maxwell Kids do stupid stuff, we all know that.  But technology allows kids these days to do even stupider things that make the underage drinking of the 1980’s look like a joke (although it does still happen, this blog states that 38% of high school seniors report using alcohol). Youtube is full of how-to’s,…

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6 Tips for Resisting Temptation During Recovery

by Sara Stringer Everybody says that admitting you have an addiction is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do. Guess what: getting sober and living life in recovery isn’t exactly a picnic in comparison. It turns out that the work of sobriety and recovery is pretty darn hard too. Temptation to cheat “just a…

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Rules For Life – Live Hard

by Ken La Salle Welcome back to my continuing series of Rules For Life. Recently, I’ve had a number of doctors tell me about various parts of my body that are, basically, falling apart. First, I tore my right rotator cuff doing push-ups. Then, I found out that I had herniated three discs in my…

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The Hardest Habits to Break

by Darci Maxwell Bad habits often start as coping mechanisms — little things we do to help relieve stress and to relax.  Over time, they become a habit, releasing dopamine every time you engage in the behavior, giving you positive reinforcement to continue the habit.  However, some of these habits are bad for your health…

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10 Interesting Facts About Your Nervous System

John Gary Human nervous system is the most complicated system among all systems of our body and considered as an internal electrical wiring of the body. It consists of an intricate network of nerve cells and fibers. These nerve cells transmit messages to and from the brain to all parts of body in form of…

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Sami Gharbi Talks about Islamic Calligraphy from Tunisia

by Michell Spoden Calligraphy is an interesting art dating back to thousands of years in human history. Giving artistic expression to writing for a unique visual effect is closely tied to the artist’s cultural and aesthetic experience. My guest today for an interview about this art is a Tunisian calligrapher and music artist whose work reflects an…