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LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Yoga & Other Natural Ways to Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis

Yoga & Other Natural Ways to Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis

 

McLean, VA - September 4, 2013– It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis or are at high risk of developing the condition due to low bone density. It is usually seen in individuals over 50, but it can strike at any age, and there are factors that put you at higher risk, such as:

·         Being female

·         Low body weight

·         Lack of physical activity

·         A family history of osteoporosis

·         Early menopause without hormone replacement

·         Prior bone fractures

Two Entrepreneurs Who Turned Challenges into Opportunities

Two Entrepreneurs Who Turned Challenges into Opportunities

Millions of people start their own businesses every year. The stories behind why people have become their own boss are as varied as the people who have started those businesses. Some, like the two people who started Get Real Health, have overcome challenges to get to where they are. Unwilling to allow their challenges to define them, they pushed on past the hurdles they encountered in order to reach business success.

“When you are in the fourth grade and are told you are dumb and will never amount to much, it can crush you and have a long-lasting impact,” explains Robin Wiener, co-owner of Get Real Health. “But when you have a mom who gets to the bottom of what the problem truly is, you can go on to soar, and that’s just what I did.”

How Get Real Health is Helping Patients with Chronic Disease Management

How Get Real Health is Helping Patients with Chronic Disease Management

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 75 percent of all the country’s health care expenditure goes to cover chronic diseases. As the country, families, and individuals struggle to find ways to reduce costs, they are also seeking ways to improve chronic disease management. Get Real Health, a company that specializes in creating technology-based tools for the health industry, has created a solution – InstantPHR.

“Our flagship product is effective, easy to use, and capable of helping people not only effectively manage disease, but also lower their costs in doing so,” explains Robin Wiener, the founding partner and president of Get Real Health. “We designed it to be a tool that empowers patients, and that’s just what it does.”

Take the 3-Minute Mental Health Screen Free for May, Mental Health Month

Take the 3-Minute Mental Health Screen Free for May, Mental Health Month

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given year approximately 25 percent of the adult population in the country are diagnosable for one or more mental health disorders. What’s more, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that antidepressants rank as the third-most-common prescription drugs taken by Americans of all ages. May is known as Mental Health Month, making it a great time to raise awareness about the need for evaluation.

“Many people suffer from mental health issues but are unaware of it, of how serious it is, or what to do about it,” explains Dr. Gerald Hurowitz, an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Columbia University, as well as president of M3 Information, a company that makes tools to assist in mental health assessment and management. “That’s why so many people are taking three minutes out of their busy day in order to see what their number is.”

5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

Each Christmas, there are children around America who unwrap a new, non-powder gun. These guns include BB, pellet, and paintball. While many parents may believe such guns to be harmless, and even see them as a toy, statistics suggest otherwise. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 20,000 injuries result from these types of guns each year, with four percent of them requiring hospitalization.

“These guns are not toys at all, and they can certainly do damage both to people and to animals,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “In our line of work, we have seen it often – kids who shoot at animals just for fun, and leave them distressed and injured. These guns create problems that parents are not even usually aware of.”

Here are 5 tips for parents who may have a child with one of these non-powder guns, or who are considering getting one for them:

 

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

 

Each New Year millions of people make resolutions in hopes for everything from losing weight to quitting smoking to learning how to control their anger. The problem is that many are not sure what things can truly help them have a great year, or what changes they need to make to help those resolutions become a reality. The good news is that there are some really small changes people can make that will help give them a great New Year.

“Most people sit down to make their resolutions and they simply want to lose weight or something like that,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation and leads the events. “Just making that a resolution doesn’t show you the path on how to achieve results, or happiness. When you are happier and more complete, you will find it much easier to achieve those goals.”

There are a variety of good things that people can focus on to help bring them a great 2013, including: