Saturday, April 25, 2009

People Often Experience Both Tourette And ADHD Combined

...New research published in the April 13 edition of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics by University of Calgary and University of Toronto researchers looked at nearly 400 children with Tourette syndrome to try to understand the connection between these two disorders. Their findings show that while Tourette and ADHD have a major genetic component, there are potentially preventable perinatal factors that increase the risk of a co-occurring diagnosis of ADHD in children with Tourette....

Is Your Child's Backpack Making The Grade?

...Improper backpack use can cause injury, especially to children with young, growing muscles and joints. A study led by APTA member Shelley Goodgold, PT, associate professor of physical therapy at Simmons College in Boston, found that 55 percent of the children surveyed carried backpack loads heavier than 15 percent of their body weight, the maximum safe weight for children recommended by most experts....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another Infant See Story

Sen. Durbin and U.S. House Leaders Support Chicago-Area Optometrists in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care Through the InfantSEE(R) Program

Free exams check tiny patients' vision

...Bickford's mother-in-law, who works at an optometry office, told her about InfantSEE, a nationwide program that provides free, one-time eye and vision assessments to infants between the ages of 6 months to a year. InfantSEE was developed by the American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute, a Johnson & Johnson company. ...

Comments: An InfantSee story....if you are not signed up for InfantSee do it now! DM

Myopia and visual acuity impairment: a comparative study of Greek and Bulgarian school children

The increased proportion of myopic children in Heraklion, compared to Stara Zagora, may arise from a number of environmental and socio-economic factors, which need to be further investigated in order to understand the differences observed among European populations.

Music Videos

Non-vision/health care related....but if you think music has medicinal properties...well, give a listen!

St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Chicago, Il. held a Benefit Concert that featured the SamaSama Project (Filipino Fusion) and The Lucas Group (progressive jazz). To see and hear these two groups Click Here.

The St. Bartholomew Choir also sang during Holy Week and Easter. Click here to listen to this wonderful music. You can even listen to my wife and I sing!