Homeopathy for Influenza


Homeopathy has a great record for helping people recover from influenza infections. The easiest homeopathic remedy to use for influenza is Oscillococcinum which is specific for treating influenza and may be used by anyone age two years and up. It is a homeopathic medicine made from the livers of wild ducks that is widely available […]

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Superimmunity for Back to School


As soon as school begins each September, pediatricians’ offices inevitably fill with children with acute illnesses – colds, coughs, ear infections, sinus infections, intestinal viruses and flus. For many families the seemingly endless parade of illness begins again. At best, a flu shot might prevent influenza. What to do about all the other illnesses? There’s […]

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Lessons from A Tragedy: The Death of Alex Spourdalakis

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My heart broke when I read the tragic story of Alex Spourdalakis, the fourteen-year-old child with autism and severe behavioural challenges killed by his mother and godmother as part of a murder/double-suicide pact (Zennie, M.). The two women survived the suicide attempt after being discovered by authorities who were contacted after Alex’s dad tried repeatedly […]

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Disability Benefits for Children with Special Needs

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Parenting a child with special needs comes with a unique set of challenges and obstacles. Among these obstacles are the increased expenses that come with specialized medical treatment, supportive care, and assistive devices. While these are often necessary to keep your child comfortable and healthy, they can quickly become very expensive. If your child has […]

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Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety, and Even Death


Knowing that Mitchell’s aunt is crying because she cannot believe he has already been gone a year, tears me up inside. He didn’t die in an accident, he didn’t die of cancer or some other childhood disease. Mitchel, at only 11 years old, was bullied to death. I know that sounds extreme, but it is […]

Headache, Fever, Chill…Autism


I have a 4-year-old daughter who is definitely not on the spectrum. Last week she got a fever.  No biggie right?  She was acting puny and we could tell she didn’t feel well. We asked her, “Do you feel okay?” and she responded accordingly.  She had a little summer cold (after all, it did get […]

A Look at Fatty Acids, Processed Foods and Behavior


A recent study uncovers dietary factors accompanying an autism diagnosis. Yasmin Neggers, PhD, a researcher at the University of Alabama teamed up with colleagues from Kangnung-Wonju National University, in Korea. They examined the blood of South Korean children, specifically boys, both neurotypical and those diagnosed with autism. Neggers paid special concentration to the levels of […]

Preparing Your Special Needs Child for Minor Surgery

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It’s been said that “minor” surgery is surgery on someone other than yourself. One exception to this old adage is when your child needs surgery. And if that child happens to have any special needs… well you just increased the parent’s anxiety thrice fold.  I know because I just went through this with my 11-year-old […]

Spring Time is Here!


Well it’s that time of the year again – the flowers  are blooming, birds are chirping, the sun is out longer during the day and we all know its Spring!  For many of us Spring makes us feel happy and a lot of us want to start getting outside more and enjoy the weather.  Gardening, […]

Ready, Set, GO! – Promoting Healthy Activities Outside or Beyond PE Classes


Being active and healthy is important for anyone. It can be challenging for children of all ages, but especially those with special needs. According to a 2007 survey of parents of more than 90,000 American children, over 36 percent of kids ages 10 to 17 with special needs are overweight or obese compared to about […]

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