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Breakthrough Treatment Promises New Hope And Help For Kids And Adults With Dyslexia And Related Disorder

Dr. Harold N. Levinson has made major strides in the understanding and successful treatment of those suffering from the many symptoms of dyslexia and its related disorders—enabling dumb-feeling dyslexics to rapidly feel smarter and smarter. His 50-year clinical research effort has dramatically helped more than 35,000 dyslexics to date! So how did he do it?

In Feeling Smarter and Smarter—Discovering the Inner-ear Origins and Treatment for Dyslexia/LD, ADD/ADHD and Phobias/Anxiety, Dr. Levinson explains his "highly original” and groundbreaking insights and effective treatment process in easy-to-understand language—often defying traditional misconceptions leading nowhere for over a century. At the core of his amazing research is the discovery that dyslexia—really its complex syndrome—is caused by one treatable signal-tuning dysfunction within the inner-ear and its supercomputing cerebellu

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'Very active' flu season continues as a second wave could be coming

The 2019-20 flu season continues to be more active than normal, with Influenza B the leading type of virus among patients nationwide. But patient visits were down compared to the previous week in much of the country, indicating the early Influenza B wave may reach a peak and start declining in the coming weeks, according to researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia who work in a research partnership with AccuWeather.

However, those researchers expect that eventually an Influenza A wave will arrive and cause considerable infections later in the season.

The percentage of visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) dropped over the last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nationwide, 3.2 percent of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) were due to influenz

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Nursing professor offers tips to help children with autism eat well

School nurses are critical to the health care of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since they work with a population susceptible to malnutrition, says a Ball State University nursing professor.

“These children are often picky eaters,” said Connie McIntosh, an associate professor in the College of Health. “Parents and schools struggle to meet these children’s nutritional needs and getting them to eat a variety of foods.”

ASD, a developmental disorder, is characterized by deficits in communication and social skills and coupled with at least two forms of restrictive or repetitive behaviors and/or interests. Because of the variety of symptoms associated with ASD, children may experience a number of difficulties with varying degrees of intensity.

McIntosh said issues with food arise for an assortment of reasons: sensory processing symptoms, allergies, medications, and gastroi

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Emmes Studies Contribute to FDA Approval of a Medical Device That Estimates the Weight of Infants

Emmes announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a prescription-only medical device used to estimate the weight of infants who are up to 90 days of age.

The Mercy babyTAPE is a tape-measure-like device that permits health care professionals to estimate the body weight of preterm and full-term infants when a scale may not be available or practical to use. Accurately estimating pediatric patient weight is important for drug dosing, resuscitation interventions, and nutritional assessments. This easy-to-produce device could be especially useful in emergency or resource-constrained situations such as remote or rural areas, and in developing countries.

The Mercy babyTAPE was developed under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act, which mandates the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to prioritize therapeutic areas in critical need of pediatric-specific tre

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