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Therapist: "Hello, my name is Brittany. I received an order from your doctor for occupational therapy. Is now a good time to meet for your evaluation? Patient: "Occupational therapy? I don't need any of that. I'm retired, so I'm not looking for a job!" As an occupational therapist, this is one of the many age-old responses I am used to hearing....
8 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath Throughout the Day
Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a constant curse for some people. Even if you skip the garlic and other smelly foods, you might still find yourself struggling with stinky breath. The go-to solution for many is to simply pop in a piece of minty fresh gum. And while that might provide some short-term relief, gum won’t address the...

A Parent’s Guide To Safe Teenage Driving

A Parent's Guide To Safe Teenage Driving
As a parent, you may have mixed feelings about the thought of your child driving. Having your child drive themselves to sports practices and run errands can definitely free up your time. On the other hand, the roadways are a dangerous place for teens. In fact, car crashes are the #1 killer of teens. This is especially true during...
6 Tips For Overcoming a Fear of the Dentist (That Really Work)
Sitting in a chair while someone is poking around in your mouth isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, we understand that visualizing yourself in the dentist’s chair, even for a simple check-up, can make some people feel a bit anxious. With this in mind, going for dental check-ups is extremely important for your oral health!  On the other hand,...
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, school birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
6 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Child's Health Without Them Knowing
There’s no other joy than raising a child. However, as parents know, it does come with challenges. For instance, encouraging your child to be physically, mentally, and socially healthy is tough. It’s hard enough to tell your child to make the better, healthier choice without getting a sigh. If they had it their way, they’d prefer to eat sweets, play...
What You Need Before You Discuss Treatment Options With a Loved One
Have you ever entered a debate unprepared? You feel strongly about your opinion, and you know you’re right, but someone sidelines you with a point that you know nothing about. You lose the debate, not because you were wrong, but because you were unprepared. You may be wondering what this has to do with treatment and recovery. The answer...
7 Signs Your Adolescent Daughter Needs Residential Treatment
Although your child may not want to admit it, she may be struggling with a problem much bigger than she can handle on her own. Worrying your daughter has a problem with drug or alcohol addiction is nerve wrecking, but it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, nearly...
Unconventional and Easier Ways to Communicate with Your Children
When talking to your children, do you ever feel like you’re talking to a wall? The less they listen, the more the urge to shout builds up inside of you. We don’t ever want to go there, but it works as a last resort when nothing else seems to do the trick. But yelling isn’t productive. In fact, one...
5 lesser known ways you influence your family
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s a broad concept that explains how we can impact on our families without realizing. At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the 80s, Edward Lorenz posed the question: “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” The...