Join UCLA neurosurgeon, Isaac Yang, MD, Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:30 AM PDT, as he discusses the common causes and leading treatments for superior semicircular cancel dehiscence, a condition triggering vertigo, hearing loss, disequilibrium and other balance and auditory symptoms. In addition, he will discuss new data from UCLA showing promising outcomes and recovery times for patients with surgery for this disorder.
Health & Wellness
By Danea, on her blog: "Chronic Resilience"
Last spring I wrote a series exploring the connection between positive thinking and healing. It is true that positive thinking isn’t a reliable cure for illness; however, there are huge emotional benefits that come from training yourself to find the bright side in any situation. If you are ready to step into the light…come with me…
by Diriye Osman
Things took a painful turn for James Day when he was diagnosed with Meniere's disease soon after he moved to NYC to study musical theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
How Input From Muscles and Joints Affects Our Balance
Teens dealing with the after effects of a concussion can go through a variety of painful problems, ranging from dizziness to headaches and even memory loss. Now, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky in Lexington found that those who are sensitive to light or noise following recovery from the health issue may also be at an increased risk for anxiety and even depression.
By Lisa Copen, Founder of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week and Rest Ministries
It's summertime! And it seems everyone must be playing beach volleyball or experiencing their perfect vacation. It is easy for the chronically ill person to feel left out. Those of us with illness aren't supposed to be in the sun, we can't always have that sip of wine, and traveling can seem impossible--even if it is just a daytime outing.
It doesn't have to be this way, however. With a few tools and preparation summertime can be full of a few fresh memories that will make you smile when you look at your photos this winter.
By Tara Guastella, Hearing Loss Resources
The Fourth of July is a great time for barbecues, trips to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. But fireworks and firecrackers, ubiquitous to many Independence Day celebrations, not only are a potential fire hazard, they also can do permanent damage to one's ears.
Tarvez Tucker, MD, is a neurologist at the OHSU Brain Institute. In this article Dr. Tucker discusses “The Collision Syndrome: Football, Warfare, and Late Effects of TBI.”
By Ilana Jacqueline for the Huffington Post Blog
A fine line, ladies and gentleman, its what stands between living with chronic illness and being alive with chronic illness. I've straddled it a few times, but I've figured out some of what on the other side and here's what I know:
Turning Straw into Gold, By Toni Bernhard, J.D.
Making the best of 13 years of chronic illness