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FDA approves first generic Abilify to treat mental illnesses

By |April 30th, 2015|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole). Generic aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic drug approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Hetero Labs Ltd., Teva Pharmaceuticals and Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. have received FDA approval to market generic aripiprazole in multiple strengths and dosage forms.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder | Treatment and Living With

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Treatment and Living With

April is Autism Awareness Month!

Two previous articles on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) covered the definition, signs/symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and causes of ASD. This is the final article on the disorder and includes the treatment of and living with ASD. Since it is Autism Awareness Month it is […]

Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids with Autism

By |April 21st, 2015|

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests.
After six months of either parent training or parent education, the children's behavior improved for parents in both groups, but the benefit was greater in the parent training group, the researchers found.
“Parent […]

Time To Cut back on the amount of sugar and sweets that I let myself consume

By |April 9th, 2015|

Accepting responsibility for my newly expanding midsection was a decisive victory. No one else was responsible for my fresh girth except for me. The culpability was actually very freeing. If I put the excess weight on, then I could just as readily whittle it down.

I decided to cut back on the amount of sugar and […]

What are Autism Spectrum Disorder Causes and Diagnosis ?

By |March 21st, 2015|

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Causes and Diagnosis
This month’s article is a continuation of the information provided last month which gave an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and detailed the signs/symptoms that accompany the disorder. Now let’s look at the causes/risk factors and how ASD is diagnosed.

The causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Currently no single known cause […]

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder : ASD Signs and Symptoms

By |February 18th, 2015|

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Characteristics include repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. Together these issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders […]

Why I generally “feel fat” when I don’t “feel good” about myself

By |February 10th, 2015|

What does it mean to feel “fat”.  I’ve heard many people tell me they feel fat when in fact they look healthy.  In terms of underweight/normal/overweight your Body Mass Index (BMI) is frequently referenced to determine and quantify and individual’s relative size based on mass and height.  With diet and exercise these numbers do fluctuate […]

Touch in Therapy, To Touch Or Not to Touch During Therapy ?

By |February 9th, 2015|

To touch or not to touch that is the question? During therapy feel free to laugh, cry, maybe shout out your feelings and thoughts to your therapist. Hum! Physical contact, however, is a case-by-case basis (obviously I am not discussing hitting a therapist which is never an option no matter how ‘unbalanced’ you are).

Reminder just […]

What are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy ? Prevention and Treatment ?

By |January 29th, 2015|

Let's talk about Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, Prevention of Cerebral Palsy and Treatment:

Cerebral Palsy is a group of problems affecting body movement and posture. It is related to a brain injury or to problems with brain development and is one of the most common causes of lasting disability in children. It is estimated […]

How to Feel Better and Elevate your sense of self worth by exercising !

By |January 28th, 2015|

As a personal trainer people often ask me how I think they look. When prompted for a response I try to emphasize that how you think other people think you look is unimportant. Only you can determine what is good or bad, positive or negative. This type of reply typically elicits an eye roll of […]