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August 2013

August is here! Hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having!

Although we have another five weeks of summer vacation to enjoy, it's not too early to begin thinking about back to school preparations, especially if your child is apprehensive about the new fall term or experiences academic or behavioral challenges.

This month we are offering a special on BrainCore neurofeedback training -- purchase a 30 session package by September 16 and pay in full, receive 5 complimentary sessions!

Starting a neurofeedback training program now can help your child maximize his/her learning potential. Call us to learn how to start your child on the right foot this school year!

-- Dr. Chiappino and Dr. Reynolds

FDA Approves Brain-Wave Test for ADHD

The FDA has just given its stamp of approval to an EEG brain-wave test that provides health care practitioners with a scientific basis for evaluating attention disorders. The EEG test measures brain-wave activity and produces objective data to help more accurately diagnose ADHD. Traditional methods for ADHD diagnosis include behavior rating scales and teacher/caregiver interviews.

Brain-wave testing is at the foundation of the BrainCore system. It helps identify abnormal brain-wave patterns that underlie conditions like ADHD. EEG test data is used to create a unique BrainCore neurofeedback therapy program to retrain abnormal waves and create new healthy ones that help resolve attention and behavioral issues. Read our press release to learn more:

Call us to learn how BrainCore can help your child achieve his or her personal best. Don't forget to take advantage of our August bonus session special!

Read more about the ADHD brain-wave test
Runner's Knee Healed Through Chiro Care
Runner's Knee -- chiropractic care

Does climbing, walking or jogging cause knee pain? You don't have to be a triathlete to have Runner's Knee.

This painful condition occurs when the kneecap becomes misaligned and rubs on the bones underneath instead of on the protective cartilage. Oftentimes, we find the source to be either above or below the knee, such as in the hip or ankle.

While the R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method can provide temporary pain relief, Runner's Knee will not heal on its own. If you are experiencing knee pain for more than 72 hours, call us for a chiropractic evaluation. We can help pinpoint the source of your pain and develop a therapy and rehabilitative exercise plan to help you resume your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Read how chiropractic care helped one marathon runner get back on track:
U.S. Hospitals Report: Pediatric Chronic Pain Admissions Jump 831%
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A study in July 2013 issue of Pediatrics reveals an 831% increase in the number of pediatric patients admitted to U.S. hospitals with chronic pain from 2004 to 2010. According to the study, the average patient was a 14-year-old caucasian female. Complaints included headaches, abdominal and musculoskeletal pain, and depression and anxiety.

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of childhood, but when it interferes with everyday living or triggers physical pain or depression it's time to seek professional advice. Psychotherapy and neurofeedback therapy are effective non-drug options that can help children overcome anxiety and depression.

If your child is experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, contact our office. Our licensed clinical social workers Stacey Spata and Danielle Tanzi specialize in psychotherapy and can help your child develop healthy coping mechanisms that strengthen and enrich his/her life.

Read more about the study:
Epilepsy and Pregnancy: What's Best for Baby?

A recent Norwegian study of 333 children revealed that those whose mothers had taken anti-seizure medication during pregnancy exhibited autistic traits as well as delays in gross motor development, language and social skills.

While it is important to maintain seizure control during pregnancy, it is also to imperative to protect the developing baby's brain. Neurofeedback training is an effective therapy option for pregnant women with epilepsy and other neurological disorders such as ADHD who need a non-drug, non-invasive means to control their condition.

Read more:
Monsanto's Roundup Linked to Alzheimer's

A recent review of hundreds of scientific studies involving the herbicide glyphosate, found in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, sheds new light on the link between the herbicide and debilitating diseases including gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

The review's authors claim that glyphosate is likely to be pervasive in our food supply and may be the "most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment."

Read more:
Top 5 Summer Salad Ideas

Summer is a great time to try new recipes. With an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies available at the local farmers' markets, why not try mixing up some unique and healthy summer salads and dressings that are sure to satisfy your family?

Recipe ideas:
TACA Scholarship Program Needs Your Vote!
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Help TACA win $10,000 to provide scholarships to its members!

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) has been selected by Clearinghouse CDFI as one of 10 finalists to receive a $10,000 donation which would help families who are struggling with the cost of treatment for their children with autism.

Our friends at TACA need your help! Please take a minute to read about the scholarship program and then cast your vote once a day until August 11, 2013 11:59:59 a.m. PST.

Please help us share and spread the word through your social networks. Your small effort can help TACA make a large impact.

Thank you for allowing us to participate in your healthcare.

Yours in health,

Dr. Keri Chiappino & Dr. W. Brent Reynolds
New Life Wellness Center, a BrainCore of NY partner
phone: 631-265-1223
August Specials

Save 10% on nutraMetrix® Digestive Enzyme Formula with Probiotics:

Convenient travel packets help replenish the essential enzymes and "good" bacteria necessary for maximum absorption of nutrients from the food we eat. It acts to supplement and maximize the activity of the body's own enzymes in an easy-to-take, pleasant tasting drink.

Offer Expires: August 31, 2013
Spa Specials:

Skin Care: Book our biodynamic anti-aging facial ($85) or our detox facial ($95) in August and receive a free gift valued at up to $60!

Massage: Buy a package of three 45 minute massages for only $150! ($30 savings) Call to schedule your appointment: 631.265.1223

Offer expires: August 31, 2013