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Coping with Chronic Back Pain

The spine is a complex system, which is composed of many joints that allow us to bend, flex and twist freely. In fact, we bend and flex an average of 3,000 - 5,000 times per day. At this rate, it may come as no surprise that it can be hard to resolve back pain or heal a back injury.

Checklist: Is Vision Therapy Right for You?

Vision therapyDo you know the difference between sight and vision? Sight is how clearly we see objects, like road signs and books. When objects become blurry, it is typically time to have your sight (or acuity) checked at the doctor’s office to update your eyeglass prescription. Vision, on the other hand, involves how the eyes work with the brain and how the brain interprets what we see.

The Holidays Don’t Have to be Hectic for Children with Autism

The Holidays Don't Have to be Hectic for Children with AutismHoliday gatherings, decorating, shopping and baking can be hectic for parents, but for children with autism spectrum disorders the holidays can be just as stressful. It’s a season filled with unfamiliar people, unexpected situations and overpowering sights and sounds.

Notes from the Barre: Dance to Improve Health

dance to improve healthA dancer squeezes her ballet stretch class in between a hectic schedule of school, work and running errands. The long drive to the studio is fraught with rainy weather and crazy drivers. The dancer is nursing a cold and feeling stressed. When she arrives at the studio, she feels rushed and has to scurry to get to class on time. As the music begins, she places her feet in first position and breathes a sigh of relief.

Tips to Help Picky Eaters Thrive During the Holiday Season

Pediatric Feeding ProgramThe holiday season is a joyous time filled with friends, family and vast amounts of food. From turkey dinners to candy canes to egg nog, the tastes and textures of the holiday “diet” can be overwhelming for anyone – especially finicky eaters.

Chemo-Related Memory and Concentration Issues

Most people are aware of the devastating physical effects experienced by people undergoing treatment for cancer, from hair loss and fatigue to pain and nausea.

Fall Prevention Tips for Older Adults

fall prevention tipsFalling is a serious problem among our senior population. One in three adults over 65 falls each year, resulting in more than 700,000 hospitalizations due to associated injuries, from hip fractures to brain trauma. But falling is not inevitable: There many things seniors can do to lower their risk of falling, from addressing health issues to implementing safety measures at home.

Taking Patients... BEYOND LIMITS

Kevin Oldt Beyond LimitsBEYOND LIMITS. These two simple – but powerful – words comprise the slogan put forth in Good Shepherd’s new advertising campaign. At Good Shepherd, “Beyond Limits” is more than a sales pitch, it is a way of life.

Parents: Tips to Care for Yourself When Your Child Is Sick or Injured

counselingWhen your child is sick or injured, worrying about his or her well-being is your first concern. You question: Is he in pain? Did I choose the right doctor? Are we following the best course of treatment?

Strokes Among Young Adults Are Increasing

Stroke PreventionWhen one envisions the typical person who has had a stroke, usually an image of an older adult comes to mind. But strokes affect all ages, from children to senior citizens. In fact, approximately 15 percent of patients who experience a stroke are 55 or younger.

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