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When Panic is Your Partner - Anxiety and Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

People with anxiety live with panic as a constant companion. It doesn't show on the outside, but anxiety is a mental health disorder every bit as debilitating as a physical impairment. A prosthetic leg or a white cane are obvious disabilities; but people who struggle with anxiety are broken on the inside.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How Speech Therapy Helps Manage Cerebal Palsy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Patients who have cerebral palsy typically lose some of their muscle control and coordination. This disorder is caused by brain damage that can be due to an injury that occurred before birth. This damage to the part of the brain that regulates the body’s motor function results in a palsy, or a paralysis of muscles. As a result, cerebral palsy patients have poor control of the muscles needed for posture, balance, and speech.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement: A Lifelong Journey

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The good thing about any self-improvement we decide to work on is that it has ongoing value in our lives. Over time, it can and does change our life. We set a goal and create habits to reach our goal.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Love Without Labels -- Cherishing Your Down Syndrome Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Look With Your Eyes, See With Your Heart
is what Stephanie Mullowney did when she held her baby for the first time. Little Hannah had Down Syndrome and a host of medical problems that threatened her life. Their doctor said she would have to have open-heart surgery to close three holes in her tiny heart.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Speech Therapy For Baby Talk?

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A child acquires language by imitating what he hears from the people around him. He communicates long before his first word; he responds to your voice and facial expressions, and vocalizes emotions with sounds. He understands words before he uses them, and when they first come out, they bear scant resemblance to actual speech.

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Topics: Healthcare

Say Yes -- Climb The Mountain And Increase Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

"I shouldn't, I can't, I couldn't, I could never...No way." How many times has that been your response when asked to go: join: participate: try something new, or take a risk? Most people would answer, "too many times to count." Do you ever wish you could go back in time and change a no to a yes? Many times a regret began with "no".

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Laziness Or Depression? Why You Can't Things Done

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Depression is a word that gets tossed around a lot and can sometimes be misconstrued by others as laziness. It's a term that is used interchangeably with down, blue, or bad mood. But real depression is a clinical condition that is much more serious than temporary unhappiness. It's a clinical condition that affects millions, and requires medical intervention, including medication and therapy.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Self-Improvement, Mental Health

4 Common Things You Learn as a Kid Living With a Nurse

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Growing up with a mother as a nurse has been at times difficult given the long hours and tough schedules, but it filled your childhood with fun facts and weird stories from your mother's profession. In addition, your mother has also given you a wealth of knowledge about medical health and the medical industry that you're now grateful for, especially as an adult.

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Topics: Healthcare

Action Overcomes Fear For Optimal Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fear is a warning of threat or injury, a built-in mechanism to assure our survival. When we perceive danger, our bodies react with the "flight or fight" response. Defend yourself or get away. Fear can save your life.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Reduce The Risk - 5 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Often times our childhood reflects who we become later on in life as adults. However, most people are not aware that a healthy childhood is imperative for a childs mental health. Providing them with every aspect of positivity can make for a happy life throughout their adult years.

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Topics: Mental Health

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