My child has autism, now what?

My child has autism, now what do I do?  The phrase has been asked countless times after diagnosis and quite regularly is a shock.

Autism is a frightening diagnosis that leaves many parents in a state of devastation. It’s a complex disorder that has no known cause and presents itself in each child differently. It’s a word that sends worried new parents researching everything from the safety of vaccinations to optimal gut health.

With the rates of diagnosis increasing exponentially over the last several years, it makes sense that autism would become a huge topic of conversation both in the medical world and in the conversations between new parents.

So what do you do if one of your tightly held fears of receiving a diagnosis for your child comes to pass? How do you keep it together when all you want to do is fall apart? This article offers a realistic outlook on what to do after receiving an autism diagnosis. Continue reading “My child has autism, now what?”

First aid for sport – why sports coaches need sports first aid training

first aid for sport - trainer with injured trainee
first aid for sport – sports coach with injured trainee

The life of a sports coach is varied and challenging. The aim is to develop the talents of the individual athlete while addressing any physical requirements. Although coaching roles vary according to the specific sport, all require a sound understanding of basic first aid from the side-lines. This article addresses the general aspects of first aid for sport, whether you are a football coach, a track and field specialist, a physiotherapist, or a match official. Continue reading “First aid for sport – why sports coaches need sports first aid training”

RSI symptoms – Repetitive Stress Injury in the workplace

Our working life often dictates how we live our lives, a necessity for most, it pays the bills and then hopefully a life beyond that.  Unfortunately, due to modern technology and working conditions, some people take home more than they bargained for.  Serious long-term conditions can arise from incorrect work practices, such as RSI and Tinnitus.  This three-part series of work-related health focuses on RSI symptoms and how the effects can be negated in the workplace.

RSI symptoms - repetitive strain injury
RSI symptoms – Repetitive Strain Injury can be a long-term serious condition

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Baby first aid – emergency care for your babies health

Basic First Aid (Baby first aid) for Parents of Babies

As parents of a baby, the last thing you want to consider is your baby being in a critical condition. However, knowing basic first aid (baby first aid) techniques could make a crucial difference for your baby if an emergency situation does arise.

Surveys, carried out in 2015 by St John Ambulance, Findababysitter.com, The national “Save a Life Survey” and Mother & Baby Magazine, have revealed some shocking results.

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