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ADHD or ADD Symptoms — For Kids and Adults Alike

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ADD is a condition that can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in young, active children. Understanding the symptoms and the variety of options that are available to manage attention disorders can help you find a program that is both effective and healthy.

What is ADHD?

ADHD refers to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while ADD refers to attention deficit disorder, which has very similar treatment plans and symptoms.

•    According to HelpGuide.org, surgeries have indicated that youths with these conditions suffer from a delay in natural brain batters in the areas which control their ability to plan, pay attention and think clearly.

•    HelpGuide.org also notes that the cortex shows a delayed maturation by around 3 years which can contribute to this condition.

•    The Mayo Clinic notes that common symptoms of wither disorder include difficulty maintaining attention, frequent daydreaming, difficulty following through with instructions, frequent distractions, fidgeting, squirming or excessive talking.

The Mayo Clinic also warns that many healthy children are mistaken to have these conditions simply because they are very active to have a short attention span. If your child tends to be very energetic but eventually tires out they are likely normal.

Top 5 Medical Applications: Apps that Save Lives

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Smart phone and mobile technology can go both ways.  Some apps created for these devices can be completely irrational and illusive and they are apps that you should never use for anything. Others however can be great solutions to carry around so it will not do you any harm downloading them to your mobile device as they can really come in handy at times.

Summer is here and along with the sun, the sand and the surf it will unfortunately bring accidents as well.  Whether it is for extreme heat, like the current heat wave hitting the US, or cuts and bruises from a great surfing session the summer will give path to emergencies and it is always best to be prepared.

Our Smart-era now brings Smart Diapers

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Who would ever think that a dirty diaper could be of use?  As parents, we are used to throwing away our baby's diapers without even thinking about it.  Who would want to keep a diaper that cannot be used anymore and smells bad?  Well, after reading this article you will most likely change your mind in regards to dirty diapers.

The new Smart Diapers created by Pixie Scientific have been engineered to monitor the baby's health by analyzing urine.  Though a Smart Phone App, moms, dads and caregivers will be able to scan the QR code located on the diaper's front. If the diaper is indeed wet, the scan will be able to do diagnostic testing from the urine to determine it is that of a healthy baby or not.

"Kidneys filter specific solutes from blood into urine.  By taking useful data on these solutes, as well as by picking up on signs of bacterial activity from a wet Smart Diaper, we make use of something that would normally be thrown directly into the trash.  Smart Diapers alert you to certain conditions that require immediate attention and also track your child's health for months, automatically looking for emerging trends in multiple combinations of parameters." state the creators of these futuristic diapers.

Tip: When NOT to use a TENS Unit

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Since they were created TENS units have shown to be one of the best solutions for pain relief.  Side effects have not been known so far even if TENS units are used over a long period of time.  Regardless of that it is important for you to keep the following tips and information in mind when using a TENS unit.

First and most important aspect to know is when NOT to use a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation unit.  These are some of the most important ones to keep in mind so if you suffer from any of the following conditions it will exclude you as a  user:

1. Having a pacemaker or a cardiac arrhythmia

2. If you suffer from epilepsy

Top five TENS Units at Discount Medical Supplies

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Nowadays it is getting more common to treat pain with the excellence of electrotherapy.  As a non-invasive and drug free way to take away the pain and to stimulate the muscles, more people are resorting to these types of devices.  Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) allows pain signals to be blocked and avoids them reaching the brain. The devices used for muscle stimulation are called EMS units (Electronic Muscle Stimulation Units).  Here are a list of the top 5 bestselling TENS units at Discount Medical Supplies found at the most affordable price in the market. 
 
TENS 3000
With a built in microprocessor this analog system is able to deliver an exact dial performance as a digital unit.  With this microprocessor the TENS 3000 is able, through an accurate timer, to act upon the skin with the best and most precise therapy.  Indeed, it is accurate as a digital unit however, it is simple enough to use as an analog unit.  Another great feature is the Safety Amplitude Cap that protects the user from bump and knob movements that may happen by accident. 
 
TENS 7000
This is the most powerful device available at Discount Medical Supplies.  The TENS 7000 comes complete with its own carrying case, battery, lead wires and 1 pack of electrodes. It features dual channels so the user can attach two or four electrodes.  This sturdy unit is loved by the public because it is easy to use even if it comes digital.  The modes are easy to change along with other settings to get the exact optimized therapy for a maximum pain relief that will last for hours.  The intensity can be compared to that of a professional unit. 
 

 

Alzheimer’s and dementia ...Don’t Lose Your Mind

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Alzheimers and Dementia

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but it’s even worse to lose it to Alzheimer’s and dementia. And while no one can stop the hands of time, you can certainly slow them down. There are certain activities, both physical and mental, that can help preserve your brain, and not for science but for yourself. The Romans said mens sana in corpore sano, thus the first step towards a sound mind is to have a healthy body. 

 
Exercising, even moderately, can enhance memory, mental processing speed and increase the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms new memories, even in formerly sedentary adults. That means that it’s never too late to start. 
 
Food for thought is an expression typically used figuratively to refer to something that calls for intelligent consideration, but taking it literally may be an even smarter thing to do. Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, fish, walnuts, and flax seed are all recommended to prevent Alzheimer’s. On the other hand, obesity and a high fat diet are related to dementia, as well as elevated levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and diabetes. 

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