With the start of April, we not only have better weather to enjoy, but we also have the opportunity to increase Autism Awareness. Here at Washington Hyperbaric Therapy Center (WHTC) we are taking this month to focus on the Autism community.
New researched published this week reveals a strong correlation between a father’s age and the risk autism. The report published in the journal Nature, details that as a man ages the number of genetic mutations passed to the child increases at a far greater rate than that of a woman. This supplements the argument that the rising average age of fathers is why there has been a 20-30% increase in the number of children born with autism in the past few decades.
Washington Hyperbaric Therapy Center (WHTC) is proud to announce that they are a preferred provider with the Healing Heroes Network (HHN). The HHN is a 501c3 non-profit organization, that provides financial assistance to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who are in need of medical services not covered by the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
Cancer. The word we all dread. Thanks to modern medicine more people are surviving their bout with cancer. However, Just because cancer has gone into remission does not mean the fight is over. What about the effects of cancer treatment? Radiation and chemotherapy can leave the body struggling to recover. Cancer patients have various options for pursuing complete recovery, one of the best is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT.
More good news this week as another patient gets some relief from her symptoms thanks to HBOT. Singer Charmaine Neville knew something was wrong when she began having difficulty remembering her songs or how to play them, she even started forgetting who the musicians in her band were and at times could barely remember how to move.
Neville would forget to eat and within months she had lost thirty pounds. She suffered from extreme migraines, emotional outbursts and difficulty with her vision. Her son moved in with her to help with daily needs and to ensure Neville didn't hurt herself. It goes without saying her music career was over, at least for now. Charmaine Neville desperately needed to find some answers.
Last week we showed you some new stories that offered compelling evidence of the benefits of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy and while you were checking that out, we were in Gig Harbor at the Helping Others Live Life Initiative's first ever HBOT Wellness Conference.
The Helping Others Live Life Initiative, or HOLLI, is a non-profit startup that works to raise funds for children and families that can't afford HBOT but desperately need it. While safe, legal and effective for a wide variety of conditions, hyperbaric oxygen treatments are often not covered by insurance, which leaves many families without this alternative treatment option. HOLLI seeks to end this problem for Washington families with support from a generous community.
From newspapers to blogs to cable news stories on primeime, HBOT is getting a lot of much-deserved attention. If you're looking for useful information to help you make a decision about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, look no further than this roundup of the web's latest coverage on the uses and benefits of HBOT.
Monday was Richard Hamilton's first time back on the basketball court after missing 14 games due to a shoulder contusion suffered on March 5th of this year. The star shooting guard has missed 23 out of 39 games thus far and might have missed more if it weren't for HBOT.
Many sports writers and bloggers have referred to hyperbaric treatment as “unconventional” but Hamilton would probably tell them what we also know, that HBOT is actually widely used by both pro and amateur athletes to recover quickly from injury and to enhance their performance.
A study released recently by the Boston Medical Center, shows that a weak handshake may be a sign that you are at an increased risk for stroke.
“Vascular problems in the brain manifest themselves in a wide variety of ways,” says study author Erica Camargo, MD, of the Boston Medical Center, and that could be why a weak handshake is an early-warning sign. Problems with blood circulation may indicate overall poor cardiovascular health, a major contributing factor to strokes as well as heart disease and many other complications. Study participants with a nice firm handshake had a 42% lower risk of stroke after age 65 compared to those with a flimsy grip.
This week is Multiple Sclerosis Week across the nation, rolling right into MS Month. This period of awareness and recognition culminates in the Washington MS chapter's 2012 Walk MS in the Northwest from April 14th to 15th.