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Re: “Tongue-Tied

It is unfortunate that a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding was not also consulted for this article. The ENT world is struggling to catch up with the tide here. Families are often better educated on optimal breastfeeding practice than are some of the practitioners they rely on, and ankyloglossia is a big deal to a mother who wants the best for her child. Some mothers have even been told, having had treatment refused because the provider doesn't agree there's a problem, that "no one will think badly of you if you stop breastfeeding because of the pain". It shouldn't hurt a mother who has good technique, to feed her baby. At all. Circumcision is FAR more interventive, yet is given almost no serious concern. Posterior ties are the least likely to be identified, are perhaps the most likely to cause difficulties, and are not "rare" in the breastfeeding difficulty world. They are hard to see, and must be evaluated functionally, both on and off the breast, and by feeling in and out of the baby's mouth. According to both the US Surgeon General and the CDC, relatively few physicians have the training to knowledgably assess a feed at breast (most MDs have never had ANY formal breastfeeding education, and thank goodness for those who took it on themselves, such as the members of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine). If the baby cannot extend his tongue to his lower lip AND elevate his tongue nearly to his palate, BOTH WITH HIS MOUTH WIDE OPEN AS IS NEEDED AT BREAST, the baby is unlikely to be able to breastfeed effectively. This puts both the baby and the mother at risk of premature weaning, which puts them both at increased risk of everything from diabetes to breast cancer. There is terminology, diagnostic, and treatment confusion, due mostly to the rapid increase in breastfeeding rates and research and the slow rate of implementing change of practice, but there is very poor funding for breastfeeding support. There likely ARE opportunists looking to make money on this issue, but it's surely NOT the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who identifies the problem, and struggles alongside the moms to get treatment. These families want to be heard, to have their concerns taken seriously, and to get help, not platitudes.
Kay McKee, IBCLC, RLC, BA (26 yrs and 12,000 babies)

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Posted by kay.mckee on 04/29/2015 at 1:49 AM

Re: “Reframing Rehab

my Vet rep/ from work source gave me this card../Pura vida recovery..and said a into out door stuf, as he knows i ride my Mt. bike pretty much yes every day.and i read ..and "Jodi,s " was like me ..or i run and jog to help stay ive done so in the past SOoo.. many times../ Im will go today ..for the 12 noon meeting.AA.

Posted by Mark,M. on 04/18/2015 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Inner Spring Cleaning

Beautiful article Carla. You are so inspiring. I love you so much. I am blessed to have you as my sister.

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Posted by Cathy Maygra on 04/17/2015 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Powering Up

As we age, our appetite decreases. This is why most of the seniors eat less protein. Somehow, there's also an impact when an elderly person loses appetite due to illness and side effects of medications. Lack in protein can affect the psychological system; this is one of the many effects when an aging person has protein deficiency. Keep in mind that protein strengthens the muscles, as it lessens the chance of falling. (Here's an article about Fall Prevention for Seniors in Long Term Care: Another fact is, research shows that people who are regularly consuming protein will have a longer lifespan.

Allie J. Redmond | Long Term Care Insurance Staff
Briarhill Lane Youngstown, OH

Posted by AllieRedmond on 04/17/2015 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Widespread Empire

This is a great intiative, dental healthcare is one of the most expensive treatments. this is the precise reason there is an increase in dental medical tourism specially in India. I came across this video of where a patient from Australia shares her experience at Dentzz -

Posted by Prathamesh Patki on 04/15/2015 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Walk the Line

I love this article by Anna E. Becke, it was very well doner. My name is Josh Beaudoin and I work for Slackline Industries part of my job is to teach balance and movement through the activity of slacklining, Present and Perform. I would love to get a hold of Anna if that is possible- my email is [email protected]

Posted by Josh Beaudoin on 04/14/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Reframing Rehab

I love going to Pura Vida every Tuesday nights for the parents do recover meeting. I think its amazing

Posted by Andrea Gayle Knight on 04/11/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Reframing Rehab

What a great read! I'm also in healthy life recovery. I also feel like "I'm eating vegetables in a candy store." I will definitely check this place out in the near future.

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Posted by MiChel Mathews on 04/09/2015 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Reframing Rehab

I heard there's a dodgeball night coming up! When and where?

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Posted by Gabriel Minchow on 04/09/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Reframing Rehab

Pura Vida rocks!

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Posted by Christy Mullen on 04/09/2015 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Prescription for Nurse Practitioners

I disagree with the line that physician training focuses on "disease diagnosis and treatment, the nursing model emphasizes disease prevention and health promotion." It's sloppily written: "disease prevention and health promotion" are the same exact thing...but I guess that makes it sounds like nurses are doing more. And calling nurses more holistic is inaccurate too. I know plenty of doctors who recommend meditation, exercise, and various supplements instead of medications. Not that I agree with all of that. The old line is "What do you call holistic medicine that is proved to call it medicine." These are just talking points of the nurse agenda. First, physicians have more training than nurse practitioners across the board, and get training in disease prevention/health maintenance. Second, saying that nurses have a more "holistic" approach is plain bogus.

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Posted by Chris on 03/14/2015 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Building a Healthier Medical Facility

Agree with the point that modern healthcare centre design plays a vital role in protecting the safety of facility inhabitants. Hospitals usually have morgues, autopsy rooms, laboratories etc. that needs safe and secure environment.

Not only the structure, but the usage of modern equipments that you can see at and other sites become the critical part for any health care center to become specialized in their work. Patient always wish to have experience doctors, safe and secure environment while taking a treatment.

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Posted by JavierBean on 02/14/2015 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Prescription for Nurse Practitioners

More information is available on this site

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Posted by TannerJacobsen on 02/13/2015 at 1:25 AM

Re: “First and Foremost

I"m going to enter each 'self care' item in my calendar as an appt., whether it's meditation, writing or exercise & protect that time.

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Posted by Roxy on 02/09/2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “First and Foremost

I got balloons for my sons to play with in an obstacle course they'll build so I can maybe write something while they play instaed of refereeing constantly. And I'm determined to do at least 15 minutes of exercise today even though they think me being on the floor is a cue for tackling.

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Posted by Liz Moore on 02/07/2015 at 1:56 PM

Re: “First and Foremost

Acupuncture. It's awesome because not only is it good for my pain management, it is also like a mini retreat. I really relax and it just "clears the deck" so to speak.

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Posted by Brenda Lynn Martinson on 02/07/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Understanding ACEs

so would having a Father.

Posted by tjpratt on 01/29/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “App-etite for Health

You forgot to include the very popular app where every mile run raises money for charity

Posted by Marsh Cochran Sutherland on 01/07/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “A Difference of Mere Degrees

I have been teaching DO and MD medical students for many years, and I also have noticed no differences between these two groups of very special young women and men with respect to character, intelligence, enthusiasm, desire to serve others, and love of medicine and its challenges. The only difference I can see is that the osteopathic medical students and osteopathic physicians are trained to practice hands on manual techniques that help many patients, that the MD students and MD physicians are not taught to perform. It has been a privilege to have been able to help teach these exceptional future physicians.

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Posted by Dr. Randy A. Poncher on 12/08/2014 at 4:31 PM

Re: “A Difference of Mere Degrees

This statement made me pause to think
"But without the concentrations on specialities and subspecialties, an osteopathic school is able to focus on basics: "We don't need 15 pathologists in order to run an osteopathic medical school," Gevitz says".
The reality is that it is very difficult for Osteopathic medical schools to get and keep academic pathologists who are needed to help with medical education in the preclinical years. Even with curriculum innovations that result in integrating classroom education, medical students must understand the pathophysiology of diseases before they head out into the clinical years. The reasons why it is so hard has to do with the lack of infrastructure in Osteopathic schools available for meaningful research as well as the difficulty of finding pathologists willing to juggle both clinical workload and academic workload.

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Posted by Mary Jo Robinson on 12/05/2014 at 3:07 PM

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