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The Korean Community Services, Autism Speaks, the University of Pennsylvania and the George Washington University partner to pro by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Apr 2014 6:19pm There are many groups in American where the autistics are under-diagnosed and underserved including many racial and ethnic minorities. A recent partnership (press release below) has been formed to address the issues of providing resources to the Korean American communities in the U.S.. We need more outreach such as this. More efforts to i ... Read on »
Korean Bath House by Kristy W. Facebook Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 4:00am   I spent some time at the Korean Bath House again on Monday, you can read more about it in my post in May called "Korean Bath House". If you haven't read that one, please do as it would help explain the entire process of this unique experience. The picture above is the "menu" of services in the lobby listing what they offer. The baths ... Read on »
An occupational therapist's perspective on patient elopement from nursing homes by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 10:55am Mrs. Kim was one of my first patients when I was a young occupational therapist. She was an 89 year old resident of the nursing home and lived there for the previous seven years. Prior to her admission she was living at home with the support of her only son. She had diagnoses including hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and Alz ... Read on »
NYC’s Korean Community Launches Autism Hotline by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 24 Jul 2014 12:49am Ask someone about autism and Korea and, if you get any answer at all, you will likely hear about the whole population prevalence study that showed 2.64%. What about autism in Korean communities outside Korea? The U.S. has large Korean populations, especially in Los Angeles and New York. And these communities are terribly underserved. Aut ... Read on »
Strippers Can Not Eliminate Separation Anxiety by jenn Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 8:46pm This past weekend was one of the best I've ever had. On Friday morning, I passed my eye test for my driver's license renewal SANS glasses thanks to my LASIK surgery !!!! Then I came home and tried really hard not to burst because I knew Kai would be home with Spencer and would have to tell me how Spencer did in ... Read on »
Halmuhnee and Bongeunsa by RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice Posted Thu 14 Oct 2010 5:44am Confused by the title?  You’ll understand after reading. I finally got to see my grandma today for the first time in two years!   When I was young before moving to the U.S., both of my parents worked full time and my grandma played a major role in raising my brother and me, so I’m very close to her.  She’s 75 years young and beautiful.  ... Read on »
Korean Bath House by Kristy W. Facebook Posted Sun 29 Apr 2012 7:00am I love the Korean Bath House. I first went there many years ago with my mother and have been going back, alone ever since. I go before a competition to have a body scrub. This is no regular scrub like you get in a spa, this is a down and dirty, scrub every inch of your body 30 minute torture. Here I arrive at Lawrence Health Cent ... Read on »
Autism Speaks Continues "To Sleuth the Causes of ASD" by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Jan 2012 12:00am By Anne Dachel Autism Speaks caught my attention recently.  I  watched a Public Service Announcement from AS featuring American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his daughter who has autism.   It actually says nothing about autism but it does remind us that a lot of kids have the disorder and "early diagnosis can make a ... Read on »
Dutch Diplomat Abandons Adopted Child by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:47am Fertility gone wrong, here! I feel like they shouldn't let these people be parents! You can't treat a child like a Christmas present you can return to Home Depot. This guy didn't bother to get Dutch citizenship for his daughter for years...and he works in a consulate! WTF? This comes in via G'OAL, the Global Overseas Adoptees link . ... Read on »
Tuesday and Wednesday by Kathleen Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Dec 2009 1:08pm One of the goals I have for this break is to reduce the amount of insulin I take.  One way to do that is to walk after I eat, rather than take insulin.  I've been able to avoid bolusing for three meals in a row, and I've gotten my walking time up to 20 minutes. However, my knee is very tight for quite a while afterwards. The longer I ... Read on »