Helping Your Child With Growing Pains: What You Should Know

As a parent, you want to ensure that your children are as happy, healthy, and pain-free as possible. However, sometimes you cannot prevent every pain they experience. For example, when your child experiences growing pains, there is nothing that you can do to prevent them. This does not mean that you cannot try to help you child feel better as they experience growing pains. There are a variety of ways that you can help your child cope with the aches and pains associated with a growth spurt. Read More 

Three Signs That It’s Time To Book A Hearing Test

When your ability to clearly hear decreases to the point at which you need one or two hearing aids, the process might not happen suddenly. If your hearing goes downhill over time, you might not realize the degree to which you're struggling with hearing what's around you. Visiting a hearing specialist for a test -- and getting hearing aids to restore your hearing -- can drastically improve your quality of life. Read More 

What You Need To Know About Interim Foster Care

Finding out that you are pregnant at a young age can be frightening. Some young, expectant mothers are unsure whether or not keeping their child is a viable option. Making this type of decision can be overwhelming when you are dealing with the physical strain of pregnancy. Rather than making any hard and fast decision while you are in an emotional state, you might want to consider interim foster care as a solution. Read More 

With Great Technology Comes Conditions Like Computer Vision Syndrome

Computers changed the world and in doing so, also created some medical problems for millions of people working jobs that entail sitting in front of a computer most of the day. The eye strain caused by a computer monitor is a lot different that the eye strain caused by reading the pages in a book. If you work on a computer every day, learning more about how to protect your vision while doing so is extremely important. Read More 

Get More Out Of Treatment With Mindfulness

An important aspect of drug addiction treatment and outpatient therapy is mindfulness. Mindful thinking allows you to appreciate and live in the present, without getting distracted by past experiences or future assumptions. Many counselors and providers offer mindfulness practice, but there are some simple exercises that you can do on your own, and that can improve the quality of everyday life. Practice mindfulness using the following techniques: Positive imagery. When stressful situations occur, it can lead to potential for relapse which makes it necessary to develop some coping strategies. Read More