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March/April 2014

Welcome to Valley Health Magazine
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 21:10

Our editorial mission is to provide a forum for local health specialists to help Valley residents make informed decisions regarding their health needs.

We strive to make sure our editorial content is not only informative and accurate, but also meaningful to Valley residents. If you have an idea  or suggestion for an editorial topic, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Building an Arsenal Against Illness
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 04:51

by Dr. Mikell S. Parsons

We live in a bug filled world. Viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungus.  All around us, everywhere. Inside and out of our body.  It is a creepy thought, but true. So how is it possible for humans to survive constant interaction with these small little critters?

6 Habits of Emotionally Healthy People
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 04:35

by Allan G. Hedberg, Ph.D.

The American population has been well educated to pay attention to their general physical health and to treat or correct any area of risk or impairment. However, health is much more than physical traits and manifestations. It is more than applying bandages to a wound. It is more than keeping blood sugar levels or blood pressure under certain numerical indicators.

Autism & the Amazing Brian: Neuroscience Sheds Light
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 05:06

By Amanda Nicolson Adams, Ph.D., BCBA

Autism has a power; as a word, as a disorder, and in its impact. The impact of autism is hard to underestimate. Extending beyond the affected individual, a diagnosis of autism changes the entire family unit, and has widespread impact on schools, insurance companies and other societal organizations. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to be reported in four times as many males as in females and statistics state that an ASD diagnosis will occur in one out of every 77 births.

Autism: Pieces to the Puzzle
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 04:12

By Amanda Nicolson Adams, Ph.D., BCBA

The diagnosis of autism is over 200 times more prevalent today than it was ten years ago. Few diagnoses have affected so many children and families in recent decades. Major issues of importance include the struggle to develop effective screenings for diagnosis and implementing early interventions for treatment. It is sadly ironic that despite the recent attention surrounding autism, this growing childhood disorder is still terribly misunderstood.


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