Category Archives: I’m Not Your Mother, But

The difference a rescue dog could make in the life of a little boy with diabetes

What four-year-old wouldn’t want a dog? Liam Thomas is hoping to get one. A dog he can run and play and cuddle up with. A dog he can trust. With his life. You see, Liam has type 1 diabetes. Challenges of type 1 diabetes When you have type 1 diabetes, it means your pancreas no […]

MRIs make you feel claustrophobic? An extremity MRI won’t

MRI of Noah's wrist

This post is sponsored by Spectrum Medical Group Last fall, Bowdoin College football quarterback Noah Nelson injured his wrist during a game. He’s in the white uniform. Number 18. It was around half-time in a game against Bates. The picture above was taken at the moment he probably got hurt. Look closely and you can […]

Benefits of massage for people who are elderly or have dementia

Mother getting massage

I’ve long believed that if we could all start each day with a good back and shoulder massage the world would be a more peaceful place. Not only does massage help relieve stress and tension, it’s being used more and more as a complement to traditional medical treatments. For example, in some cancer centers, volunteer massage therapists […]

16 things you should know if you love someone with autism

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Guest post by Eric Campbell, MS, BCBA, Senior Program Director for Education at Spurwink. Having a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can create unanticipated challenges in many facets of life. Once a rare disorder, the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that one in every 68 children in […]