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Back-to-school basics

Can you believe that a new school year is already here? With a new school year comes excitement, nerves, or both. Whether your child is excited for school or is a bit nervous for the new year, here are a few easy steps that you can take to help make the transition from summer to school a smooth…

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Chiropractic and Newborns

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Chiropractic is not only safe for both the expectant mother and infant but it can offer effective relief for many common problems. During the birth process, a newborn’s head is often pulled while in a twisted position to assist in the delivery. If the mother is lying on her back, she does not have the…

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A Holistic Approach to ADHD, PART 4

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Educational Create a highly stimulating educational environment. Research suggests that kids labeled ADHD do better under high-stimulation than low-stimulation conditions (e.g., use role playing, field trips, project building, music, humor, expressive arts, etc.). Use attention-grabbing strategies, such as a hand signal or musical cue to alert students to the need to begin cleaning up for…

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A Holistic Approach to ADHD, PART 3

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Ecological Use music to calm or focus. Sometimes rock or rap music may paradoxically calm some kids down just as Ritalin, a stimulant, does. Limit television and video games to one hour per day and eliminate all violent programming; research is clear that this provokes aggressive behavior in kids. Find the time when the child…

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A Holistic Approach to ADHD, PART 2

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Looking at the Whole Child Most ADHD researchers and practitioners see children labeled with ADHD in terms of their deficits. Thousands of studies tell us what these kids can’t do, but few tell us what they can do and who they really are. Two exceptions are Crammond (1994) and Hartmann (1993). Where are the studies…

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A Holistic Approach to ADHD, PART I

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Thousands of studies tell us what children with ADHD can’t do, but few tell us what they can do. This article presents holistic strategies for helping children with ADHD succeed at home and in school by building on their interests, learning styles, and many talents. Eight-year-old Billy, in the front row, will have nothing to…

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Preventing Flu in Children

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Your child doesn’t have to get sick this cold and flu season. Taking steps now to boost your little one’s immune system will go a long way toward preventing or minimizing the affects of those pesky infections. Of course continue to remind your child to wash their hands before meals, after visits to the bathroom…

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Organic Food for Kids

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Are organic foods significantly different than conventional foods? A new study not only says that they are, but that the results are dramatic and immediate. A team of researchers from the University of Washington, Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control tested the urine of children for two pesticides, chlorpyrifos and malathion, after consuming…

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The Secret Weapon Against Teen Weight Gain

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, 16 percent of young people in the United States aged 6 to 19 are considered overweight–having a body mass index of 25 or higher. This is due to a steep decline in physical activity during adolescence. However, researchers at the University of New Mexico…

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