The following is a guest post fromHollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW In October 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a healthy, happy, vegan-eating, marathon running mother with no family history, my diagnosis rocked my world. As a nurse and social worker, I now found myself on the other side of the bed.
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that can significantly impact a child’s ability to move and complete simple tasks. Most symptoms of cerebral palsy occur by the time a child is three years old; scientists are still researching to learn all the potential causes of this neurological illness. While a cerebral palsy diagnosis is distressing for any parent, the good news is that the disease’s symptoms do not worsen over time. With proper health care and appropriate exercises, many children with cerebral palsy experience little impairment as they grow into adults.
While nighttime should be a time of serene relaxation and renewal, for many children this time for rest is also a time for nightmares. For parents whose children are plagued with nightmares, helping your tiny dreamers deal with these distressing nighttime occurrences can present a challenge. While nothing you can do can prevent your child from experiencing nightmares altogether, you can teach your child how to deal with them.
Hair loss can be distressing and annoying at any age. Whether you have a child suffering from abnormal bald spots or find yourself with a little too much in your hand after you run your hand through your hair, a trip to the dermatologist may be the answer to your concerns. A dermatologist can uncover the reason for this hair loss and help you develop a solution.
Although you may be hard-pressed to find a man who would admit to it, American men are losing their interest in sex, according to “Psychology Today” magazine. Marriage therapist Michele Weiner-Davis says that about 20 to 25 percent of men have low sexual desire. Many men connect their sense of self-esteem with their virility, so it can be quite distressing for a man to lose his sex drive.