Falling or unsteady? It may be your vestibular system. Maintaining balance relies on your eyes, muscles, joints, sensory system and vestibular system providing accurate and adequate sensory information to the brain and the brain providing an appropriate motor response. The Vestibular System, found in the inner ear, works with the visual system to keep objects in focus when the head is moving. An analogy I like to use is a gyroscope. The…
September is Pain Awareness Month. A new article of federal data indicates that chronic pain affects about 50 million US adults. Around 20 million of these adults have chronic pain that interferes with life or work activities. While the article discusses the financial cost of chronic pain it does not address the emotional, psychological, associated medical, and lost dollars the patient suffers. Pain is an invisible disease yet it affects more Americans…
Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer’s disease. And their discovery could lead to treatments for more than 20 human brain diseases including Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury. http://flip.it/RJTDdv
There is a new innovative platform launching next week: Wellacopia (www.Wellacopia.com), which matches patients with chronic illnesses to their most compatible medical and wellness practitioners. Wellacopia’s mission is to create help patients, esp those with chronic illnesses find the best practitioner to meet their medical and personal needs, and ultimately forge better practitioner/client relationships and outcomes. This free and very easy to sign up (~3 minutes) website might be “just what the…
From anxiety, stress, COPD, and more everyone always says breathe in through your nose, but do you know why it helps calm you? The Vagus Nerve plays a pivotal role. Learn more here
Here is a wonderful website article written by a woman who was a caregiver to her mother with Alzheimer’s in hopes it would help other care providers. Enjoy!
This Reviews.com page guides readers through exactly what to do to prepare for a worst-case scenario. It is reader-friendly, with larger font and is compatible with screen-reader technology. There is also included a printable PDF version or those who can’t access the internet. Using these tips can help ensure a seamless process and, of course, safety.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, those little numbers inside the triangle recycling symbol may contribute to disease and disability, especially in children. http://flip.it/g_uNKh
Humans do not age because of wear and tear but because biological processes -which once helped us – fail to shut off, new research suggests. Scientists from University College London, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London believe that once-useful genetic programmes continue to… http://flip.it/x77nDr
Living in Frederick, Maryland we have a large deaf community. Enjoy this heartwarming and universal version of a beautiful song.