Difficulty breastfeeding, potential for speech problems, and more – What Parents Should Know about Tongue-tie

Difficulty breastfeeding, potential for speech problems, and more – What Parents Should Know about Tongue-tie

Ankyloglossia or tongue-tie is a condition present at birth, which restricts the range of motion of the infant’s tongue. It occurs when a tight band of tissue called the lingual frenulum “ties” the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth. It occurs more often in males than females and is believed to be genetic. Although relatively common (it is found in between 3 and 7 percent Read more »
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May 16, 2017
Opioid Abuse & Addiction: Is Your Family at Risk?

Opioid Abuse & Addiction: Is Your Family at Risk?

Your teen is scheduled for wisdom tooth extraction, your husband has a herniated disc, you and your doctor are weighing the pros and cons of a robotic hysterectomy. These are just a few of the seemingly endless number of reasons a person can legitimately be prescribed an opioid medication for pain. So what do you need to know about your options for pain relief and the potential risks and dangers Read more »
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May 13, 2017
The Opioid Epidemic: Is Your Family Safe?

The Opioid Epidemic: Is Your Family Safe?

The word epidemic often is overused in an effort to sensationalize the spread of a disease or phenomena by overzealous commentators bent on hyperbolizing their subject matter for the sake of ratings. By definition epidemic means: 1) an outbreak of disease that spreads quickly and affects many individuals at the same time; 2) an outbreak or product of sudden rapid spread, growth, or development. Unfortunately, the spread of opioid use, Read more »
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March 06, 2017
Embracing the Exceptional

Embracing the Exceptional

By Laura Walker I have a disability, but I am not defective. My disability does not define me – I have so much to offer the world. While I may face challenges, I also possess great ability. I have knowledge, feelings, thoughts, ideas, and ambitions. I am more than a disorder. I am exceptional. The term “exceptional child” includes children whose academic or functional abilities fall above and below the typical skill Read more »
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March 05, 2017
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