Archive for August 2012

Once Told He’d Never Walk Again, Irish Gymnast Is Now Olympian

Posted by Kerrie Denner

In what he calls a freakish accident, he smacked the back of his head on the metal horizontal bar during a routine. The accident caused a traumatic brain injury and severe damage to the vestibular canal of his inner ear, which affected his balance so much that even the slightest movement could cause Behan to black out. Read more...

More Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies As Part of Treatment

Posted by Kerrie Denner

There were 24 of them — some the size of peas, the largest the size of an egg. By the time it was discovered, the cancer, which originated in his colon, had spread. His doctor gave him little hope.

Thanks to an experimental drug, he beat the cancer. But 18 months later, it was back. That’s when Burns decided to try something else — alternative treatments like immune-system boosting supplements and mind-body therapies like qigong.

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