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Integrative and Wholistic Medicine and Its Impact on ADD

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is diagnosed in approximately 9.4% of U.S. children and 5% of adults, as reported by the CDC. It encompasses three subsets: predominantly inattentive type, predominantly hyperactive type, and combined type. ADD is not a diagnosis that can be considered cured, but as a person matures and learns skills to minimize the […]

Autism: Screening, Diagnosis and Wholistic Treatment

April is the month designated across the world to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness. The CDC defines ASD as a compilation of symptoms that can cause behavioral, social, and communication challenges. The spectrum of autism disorders can range from gifted intelligence to needing help with day to day functional living. A survey from a November […]

Ask Nurse Patsy – How Do I Transition My Child’s Sleep Schedule from Summer to School?

As summer break winds down, parents of school-age kids are beginning to prepare for the upcoming school year. Back to school preparations include more than just school supply shopping and getting a sports physical. Without a good night of restful sleep, a student may not succeed to their best potential in the classroom or during […]