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Apraxia

What You Need to Know About Apraxia

An expert in speech pathology can help children with speech impediments, stuttering, and sounds, but their skillset expands far beyond oral communication. A speech therapist is also someone who can help your child to communicate on other levels, with idea expression, thought organization, and attention spans.

Speech and language disorders don’t fit in a box, which means that even children with disabilities and conditions like apraxia, for example, can see great benefit from working with a speech pathologist.

For any parent with a child with apraxia, or waiting for an apraxia diagnosis, there is much unknown information. How do you know what to expect? How do you know what to look out for? How can a speech pathologist help? Read on to find out more about apraxia and your child.

What is Apraxia?

Apraxia is a motor disorder that causes children and adults to have difficulty speaking. Children may know what they want to say, but forming the words and getting them out can prove tricky. The condition is not caused by an underlying disease, but rather damage to the posterior parietal cortex part of the brain.

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Laser Eye Surgery

When Should I Consider Laser Eye Surgery?

If you have problems with your vision – such as astigmatism, long-sightedness or short-sightedness – you might have thought about getting laser eye surgery. It’s an extremely attractive option with the potential to improve your vision dramatically.

To put it simply, laser surgery generally involves reshaping the surface of the eye to correct vision problems. Although a lot of people end up with 20/20 vision following the procedure, this is by no means guaranteed. And, laser surgery is expensive.

Because of this, we decided to put together this short guide to help you decide when to think about getting laser eye surgery. Consider surgery if:

You Can’t Wear Contact Lenses and Don’t Like Glasses

Although they are quite convenient and generally effective, some people are unable to wear contact lenses due to underlying medical conditions or eye problems. Because of this, they have to wear glasses – and as most of us know, not everyone likes this.

Fortunately, laser eye surgery presents a viable alternative to both contacts and glasses. If successful, you shouldn’t need to use any corrective eye wear.

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Yoga

How Yoga Can Help You to Lose Those Extra Kilos

It can be strange to think that yoga, which is not exactly a high-intensity exercise, can help with your fitness and weight loss. While it’s not the most conventional method for weight loss, that doesn’t mean it can’t have some surprising benefits. But possibly not in the way you might think.

If you love yoga, or you have been thinking about giving it a try, then you may be surprised to find out about the following.

It Can Help You Burn Calories

Everyone knows that a calorie deficit is essential for weight loss, which is why burning calories and eating less is usually a recipe for success when it comes to weight loss. In the traditional sense, yoga doesn’t often make you burn a lot of calories. However, it can help you burn some.

Active yoga classes, such as power yoga, for example, make you move far more than traditional yoga. Restorative yoga, too, has seen some promising results for overweight women who may struggle with different exercises.

It Helps You Sleep Better

The practice of yoga promotes better and deeper sleep, which is promising if you often run on empty throughout the day. So, how does that relate to weight loss?

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Addictive Drugs

Falling Down a Rabbit Hole: The Most Addictive Drugs

Millions of people suffer from a drug addiction every year – with thousands making the brave step to check themselves into a drug rehab facility. While drug abuse and addiction might not be something you see every day, the sheer number of addictive drugs on the market will surprise you. Here are some of the more common and addictive.

  1. Heroin

Not only is heroin one of the most addictive drugs, but it’s one of the more harmful ones too. Every year, heroin causes thousands of people to die from overdoses, with thousands more in dire need of a drug rehab facility to take them in.

Heroin is a recreational opiate that creates a euphoria-like state in the user. However, the more heroin you use, the more you need to reach those same heights as your body builds up its tolerance. Then, that’s when the addiction sets in.

  1. Cocaine

Cocaine is the third-most damaging drug in the world, and only around ten percent of Australians haven’t tried it. Cocaine offers the user a lot of energy and feelings of euphoria. However, it also makes your heart beat faster, create feelings of agitation, and raise your blood pressure.

Over 20 percent of people who try cocaine will end up relying on it, which is why a substantial number of people in drug rehab are there to try to get clean from it.

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Dental Implant Technology

Major Advancements in Dental Implant Technology

Every year, around eight million people across the globe receive a dental implant. A dental implant is a metal post or pole that a dentist installs into the jawbone below the gum line to add support for a false tooth. Once the root is in place and the tooth secure, it takes on the form of a natural tooth with full function. You can brush it, eat with it, and chew with it as if it were your own.

Dental implants are growing in popularity by the day, with more people opting for a tooth replacement rather than leaving a gap where a tooth once sat. Not taking care of tooth loss can result in speech changes, jaw changes, and even a loss of self-esteem.

In the United Kingdom in 2018, dentists performed more than 260,000 dental implant procedures – double the figure from 2013. If that’s anything to go by, then it’s a procedure that’s bound to get more popular as the years go by.

With that in mind, there’s always room for improvement and advancement in the dental world – especially with procedures such as dental implants. That’s why Image Navigation announced the world’s first advanced image-guided implant system at the 2019 International Dentist Show in Messe Cologne, Germany.

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Dentistry for Good

How 3D Planning Could Change the World of Dentistry for Good

There’s no denying that dental care has come a long way in recent years. After all, it wasn’t all that long ago that a blacksmith would perform dental procedures in any old darkened alley. However, it has come further than you may think, especially when regarding dental implants.

Dental implants have long been a preferred way in which to replace a missing tooth without resorting to dentures. Any accident, injury, or illness can require tooth removal, but it’s always helpful to know that dental implants are a way to solve the problem.

Dental implants are frames or posts constructed of metal that a dentist positions in your jawbone underneath your gum. Once in place, your dentist can then fit replacement teeth onto those posts. Unlike dentures, dental implants are firmly in place and take on the role of a natural tooth with full function.

However, dental implants require enough bone for a solid tooth foundation, and those who have suffered from an accident or injury resulting in tooth loss may not have enough.

Dentists solve that problem with a surgical procedure known as bone grafting. Titanium mesh supports the shape of the graft as new bone grows. However, that material can irritate soft tissue and can be particularly tricky to mold in place and get right.

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Invisalign

Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign

On your hunt for cosmetic dental procedures to make you feel better about your teeth, you are likely to come across Invisalign. While, at first glance, Invisalign might seem like yet another brand name in the dental product world, it’s far from it.

Instead, it’s a revolutionary form of technology that has made many people smile with more confidence around the world — intrigued yet? Read on to learn everything you need to know about Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses SmartForce Technology for nearly invisible teeth straightening. Instead of metal braces which stand out and come with a range of inconveniences, Invisalign are custom-made aligners that move your teeth to their best position and are entirely removable.

While they are not suitable for everyone in need of cosmetic dental treatment, they suit a significant number of people who would prefer not to wear braces. Ask your Invisalign-trained dentist if they are right for you.

What is the Process for Invisalign?

If you believe that Invisalign may be an excellent cosmetic dental procedure to help straighten your teeth, then it’s a good idea to visit your dentist. They can confirm that it’s right for you or suggest alternative options, such as braces, instead.

If Invisalign is a suitable method, your dentist will take photos, scans, or x-rays of your teeth so that they can create a three-dimensional treatment plan. This plan will also come in handy for the creation of your custom aligners.

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Drug Rehab Centre

How to Choose the Best Drug Rehab Centre for Your Needs

If the time has come to consider the possibility of going into a drug rehab centre, then good for you. You’ve identified that you have a drug or alcohol problem, and you are taking the first step to correct it.

Now that you know this is the right move for you, you then need to find the best drug rehab centre for your needs. There are plenty to choose, and all offer different facilities and services. Read on to discover what you must factor in before you make your decision.

Treatment Methods and Protocols

Every drug rehab facility is different, which means the protocols and treatment methods are likely to be as well. It’s crucial to find a facility that provides many of the tools and support networks you will need to get clean.

A few of the drug addiction treatments in a rehab facility could include counselling, medication, mental health evaluations, support groups, and long-term follow-ups. If you find a rehab facility you like, make sure you find out what’s available to support your new journey to sobriety.

Find Out About Aftercare

Studies show that up to 60 percent of addicts who exit drug rehab will end up using their drug of choice again. The relapse might not necessarily be a permanent one, but aftercare could make all the difference to whether you relapse or not.

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Rural Health Teaching Sites

Rural Health Teaching Sites

Welcome to the Virtual Orientation Tour website. Our goal has been to develop a suite of virtual tours of rural and remote health practice settings around Tasmania to assist students select and prepare for rural placements. It is important that students understand rural health services, including the supports, resources and breadth of learning opportunities available so they can align their goals and expectations of the rural professional experience placement to optimise clinical learning.

The Virtual Orientation Tours will provide you with a range of site-specific resources to introduce you to the health services provided, on-site clinical learning facilities, key personnel, accommodation, and other learning resources. We hope that this will allay any pre-placement fears, better prepare you for rural placement and make you feel more confident and welcome.

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Aboriginal Health Service - Hobart

Aboriginal Health Service – Hobart

Welcome to the Aboriginal Health service in Hobart. The services we offer at the AHS in Hobart include:

    • Consultations with doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers, specialist paediatrician and general physician, nurses, child health nurse and midwife, diabetes educator, dietician and Allied Health professionals;
    • Health promotion campaigns in areas such as: Nutrition; Active lifestyles; Quit smoking; Antenatal support; Oral health; Child and maternal health and Mental health.

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