News Updates: Health & Wellness

Medical Mysteries: Doctors puzzled by woman’s dizziness and amplified body sounds

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, November 24, 2014

‘That’s it — I’m done,” Rachel Miller proclaimed, the sting of the neurologist’s judgment fresh as she recounted the just-concluded appointment to her husband. Whatever was wrong with her, Miller decided after that 2009 encounter, she was not willing to risk additional humiliation by seeing another doctor who might dismiss her problems as psychosomatic.

The Unappreciated, Holding Our Lives in Balance

Posted by Kerrie Denner


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.

My Dentist Visit

Posted by Kerrie Denner

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.


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