It can be difficult to get inside the experience of someone else, to see what they see, hear what they hear and feel another person's pain. RN producer Maria Tickle takes you inside her head and into the world of a person with tinnitus.
Health & Wellness
From balance exercises to gyrating chairs, the idea is to reprogram the brain
By Meredith Levine, CBC News
For those with chronic vertigo, there is hope. Studies show that vestibular rehabilitation exercises can often help the brain develop alternative pathways for motion sensing.
But the exercises aren't much fun.
Debilitating chronic dizziness can result from viruses, sports injuries and is difficult to cure
By Meredith Levine, CBC News Posted: Oct 13, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can be a safe and effective means of lessening the effect of migraine headache and can be carried out while patients continue to take migraine medication, results of a pilot study suggest.
By NATALIE ANGIER, New York Times
Published: October 27, 2008
If you want to glimpse the handiwork of one of your body’s unsung sensory heroes, try this little experiment. Hold your index finger a few inches in front of your face and sweep it back and forth at a rate of maybe once or twice a second. What do you see? A blurry finger. Now hold your finger steady and instead shake your head back and forth at the same half-second pace. This time, no blur, no Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase” effect. The finger stays in focus even as your head vigorously pantomimes its denial.
VEDA Ambassador, Tamar Schwartz writes about her dental visit.
My Dental Appointment
So I had to go to the dentist today...I hate going to the dentist. I totally avoided it in the beginning when I was sick, but I figured I didn't want to add dental problems to my health picture. I do try to take really good care of my teeth, but I think a professional dental cleaning is important. I know going to the dentist is unpleasant for a lot of people, but for me and I think others with vestibular disorders, it's especially challenging.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Now VEDA has combined pictures and words together to create an infographic that explains vestibular disorders in a nutshell.
By Sara Davidson
My ear is going to heal or not, but in the meantime, I realized, I could choose to put my energy into creating positive thoughts and emotions, even if they seem unreasonable.
Boston researchers hope computer game will help many plagued by hearing disorder
From a very young age Iris knew she wanted to become a dancer. Now 80 years young, Iris once had a successful career performing in shows throughout the United States, Paris and Rome.