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Health Headlines - November 6 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Did Orwell's TB Frame '1984'? Well-known British author George Orwell was hardly Mr. Sunshine, given the grim worlds he created in his books, especially the foreboding novel "1984." So why all the gloom? In a new study, an infectious-disease specialist suggests that a bad case of tuberculosis may be partially responsible, along with the ... Read on »
Virginia Campaign for Children’s Mental Health by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 15 Dec 2009 12:28pm Twelve key children’s services for community services boards Right here in my home commonwealth of Virginia last week, Mira Signe, Vicki Hardy-Murrell, John Morgan, and Margaret Nimmo Crowe explained why it is important that government and private organizations attend to and address issues in childre ... Read on »
Does force work? A closer look at AOT in New York by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 10:04pm Does force really work? Are “we” the problem? The following is a copy of testimony recently given in New York City. It is long but well worth reading. Testimony on Kendra’s Law Oversight before the New York City Council’s Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services November 19, 2 ... Read on »
Second look: Does force work by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 11:41am Does force really work? Are “we” the problem? The following is a copy of testimony recently given in New York City. It is long but well worth reading. Testimony on Kendra’s Law Oversight before the New York City Council’s Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services November 19, 2 ... Read on »
The best of Hopeworks: Does force work? by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 07 Aug 2012 4:21am Does force really work? Are “we” the problem? The following is a copy of testimony recently given in New York City. It is long but well worth reading. Testimony on Kendra’s Law Oversight before the New York City Council’s Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services November 19, 2010 ... Read on »
The Path Between Anger & Sympathy by debstake Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm I found out yesterday morning that not only did the Travolta’s (see previous post HERE ) know of Jett’s autism; they refused to treat him because of their chosen religion;  ChristianScientology. This is where my anger comes into play here. I get so damn mad when the parents who have the means to help their child using therapies not tradit ... Read on »
Mental health problems in youths committed to juvenile institutions: prevalences and treatment needs by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 16 Oct 2010 4:59pm I read the following abstract with much dismay: Mental health problems in youths committed to juvenile institutions: prevalences and treatment needs. Ståhlberg O, Anckarsäter H, Nilsson T. Forensic Psychiatry, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, ola.stahlberg@neuro.gu.se. Abstract Many international studies sh ... Read on »
Get It Down ~ 31 for 21 by Tara M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:06pm An article in the TimesLeader Down syndrome One extra chromosome at the root By Mark Guydish Education Reporter Do not underestimate Quinn Crispell as she blurts out “goo” for the glue used in making her paper bat. Do not consider this 4-year-old’s condition rare when you watch her walk with a wide gait and wider ... Read on »
Public Assistance.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 5:54pm I have taken the time to read a few statements this weekend, that some kind soul was trying to share with me....thinking I might get offended...The person that sent them to me does not think kindly of my Accepting Attitude towards my children.... They are trying to egg me on....Guess what? It didn't... But then, I thought about it for a whi ... Read on »
Answering questions... by momvocateT18 Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:06pm What kind of surgery did she have done on her eye? Around four months Alyssa's eyes began to cross. The left side being more affected than her right. (This is Alyssa at 6 months old and before surgery) A lot of T18 babies have strabismus or other eye issues. After an eye examination it was determined that Alyssa is farsighted too. We began patc ... Read on »