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You Can Help a Patient Like Manisha

Living with a vestibular condition is hard enough without being told that your symptoms are “all in your head.” Sadly, that is exactly what vestibular patients are told time and time again.  Right now, there

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Somatic Awareness

Why anxiety and fear of symptoms keeps dizziness going- and how to break that cycle If you’re suffering from a vestibular disorder, chances are that you’ve had an encounter (or two, or many!) with fear

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Inflammation and Vestibular Disorders

Inflammation and Vestibular Disorders Recent headlines about the link between depression and inflammation have gained great public attention.1,2 Past research focused largely on the “chemical imbalance” hypothesis of depression; that is, imbalance of chemicals in

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Stefanie Adams Representing VeDA at World Orphan Drug Congress

When the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) inquired about my availability to represent their organization at the 2022 World Orphan Drug Congress (WODC) in Boston, I enthusiastically accepted the invitation. Due to my direct vestibular patient

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Gardening with a Vestibular Disorder

For me, gardening is the perfect balance of gentle exercise, time well spent outdoors, and the unexpected feeling of joy and pride brought upon by tending and caring for something that produces a tangible benefit,

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Travelling with Vestibular Conditions

Lara's Story of Learning to Travel with Vestibular Neuritis, Migraine, and pppd Where It All Began I was hit suddenly with my first vestibular condition back in early 2010 turning my world literally upside down. 

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Migraine – More than a Headache

By Drs. Michael Teixido and John Carey. Updated June 2022 by Pavan Krishnan, pre-doctorate research fellow at Johns Hopkins Introduction Migraine is a common clinical problem characterized by episodic attacks of head pain and associated

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Soul-Care

Do what you love Fill your mind with positive insights Create a space to listen to yourself Be creative: paint, draw, color Connect with nature Share your story Listen to music Journal Laugh! Hi, soul!

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Pregnancy Symptoms or Vestibular Migraine?

Pregnancy Symptoms or Vestibular Migraine? When a woman with vestibular migraine (VM) embarks on the journey to motherhood, it can be nerve wracking to know if your hormones will affect your vestibular symptoms. So much

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Taking Care as a Caretaker

For those who love helping others; a gentle reminder to take care of yourselves, too. As a physical therapist and meditation coach in training, I deeply sympathize with the joy that comes from supporting others

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What Does DEI Mean?

The Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) strives to create an inclusive community where everyone feels valued, represented, and respected. We recognize that our community is diverse and so are the needs and aspirations of the people

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David’s Story of Finding Community Through Advocacy

Meet David, Vestibular Patient and VeDA Ambassador Vestibular patients like David Morrill may look normal on the outside, but inside they are struggling to maintain their balance, and their sanity. In August 2013, David experienced

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