Adult ADD nixed by neurofeedback

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Stanley (not his real name) is a businessman who struggled with managing the details of his business. His ideas and his follow-through were not always in balance, resulting in missed opportunities. Even though he was trying to study for an advanced program, his mind was not always in attendance and he was losing valuable time.

It was difficult to keep focused, manage appointments, business contacts, or the details of his paperwork. He felt like he was always playing catch-up. If he was to be successful, he would have to be more mentally efficient.

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Now is the time to prepare your car for winter!

submitted by Jann’s Auto Service

Getting your car ready for winter now can save you a lot of headaches and money later.

Here are some suggestions:

Check the Battery and Lights

Your battery can lose 35% of its power at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Your battery should be checked for clean, tight connections.

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Protect pets against holiday hazards

submitted by Julie Thorndyke, D.V.M.. Medical Director, VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital

The holidays are upon us, and by “us” I mean both our human and furry families. I love the holidays, but as a veterinarian, I dread them because of the large number of pets who become ill from things that are largely preventable such as celebrations, decorations, different foods, and highly distracted humans.

The first line of protection is keeping your pet calm and content. If they are shy, noise-phobic, aggressive or reactive dogs, elderly or really young dogs, keep them away from large gatherings, preferably in another room or crate, far from the hubbub with classical music to block noise and with a long-lasting, safe chew toy.

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Veterinary acupuncture is a viable option for your pet

submitted By Dr. Nicole Sczypiorski, D.V.M., Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital

Are you looking for a way to improve your pet’s quality of life or enhance therapies and treatments your pet is already receiving? Consider veterinary acupuncture as an option.

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years and is still used today. It involves the insertion of specialized needles into very specific points on the body to produce an effect.

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Leptospirosis: An increasing threat

submitted by Julie Thorndyke, D.V.M.. Medical Director, VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital

As the beautiful fall weather is upon us, it is a great time for a walk with your dog to enjoy the changing leaves and change of season. Whether you are strolling through the woods, or window-shopping in the city, your dog is at risk for contracting Leptospirosis.

This corkscrew-shaped bacteria is spread from the urine of animals like raccoons, mice and rats, and can cause mild disease, or severe liver or kidney failure.

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Tick, tick, tick: Time to manage tick infestation

submitted by Julie Thorndyke, D.V.M.. Medical Director, VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital

Ticks and the bacteria they carry are not new to civilization. Spirochete-like cells resembling those causing Lyme disease were discovered in a 15 million-year-old fossilized tick, long before humans were roaming the earth.

Ticks are common ectoparasites of mammals and birds. They are thought of as insects, but are actually arachnids, similar to scorpions and spiders, and are not susceptible to many insecticides. There are many different types of ticks that carry many diseases affecting both pets and humans.

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Selecting the best care option for your loved one with memory challenges

submitted by Callista Oberholtzer, Admissions Director, Spring Village of Floral Vale

The Alzheimer’s Association reminds us in their literature that “everyone with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s.” This is a hard reality. Currently there are five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

If Alzheimer’s or a related dementia has touched your life, you are not alone.

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