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Why We Make Bad Decisions

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Noreena Hertz

Published: October 19, 2013

LONDON — SIX years ago I was struck down with a mystery illness. My weight dropped by 30 pounds in three months. I experienced searing stomach pain, felt utterly exhausted and no matter how much I ate, I couldn’t gain an ounce.

30 Years After the Orphan Drug Act: It Still Takes Too Long for People with Rare Diseases to Get an Accurate Diagnosis

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Mary Dunkle

NORD recently posted the following question on its Facebook page: How long did it take you or a loved one to get an accurate diagnosis?

We were stunned at the response. Within the first few hours, we got 200 replies and 20% of those who responded had waited 10 years or longer to get an accurate diagnosis.

iOS 7.0.3 Update Arrives, Nixes Allegedly Vertigo-Inducing Animations

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Apple makes a necessary aesthetic concession.

By Matt Peckham @mattpeckhamOct. 22, 2013

Rejoice, iOS 7 naysayers (or iOS 7 lovers-but-animation-haters): Apple just stealth-dropped iOS 7.0.3, bringing with it a host of bug fixes and feature updates, including the option to disable those purportedly vertigo-inducing animations.

Calm, Cool, and Compensated

Posted by Kerrie Denner

by Julie Grove, MPT of Cascade Dizziness and Balance PT

(Presented to Seattle Dizzy Group 9/21/13)

This presentation discusses the role of vestibular rehabilitation for treating symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium, nausea, and anxiety. The tenets of vestibular rehabilitation and balance physical therapy are reviewed including evaluation, treatment, prognosis, barriers to treatment, and facilitators for recovery. Concepts of central compensation are explained including functional vs. physiological compensation, de-compensation, and failure to compensate related to inner ear dysfunction.

Physical therapy makes difference with vertigo

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Brian Lowney

For Dorothy Coelho, the road to recovery has been a long and difficult journey.

Since 2010, the 81-year-old Fall River resident has suffered 10 falls, some so serious that she landed in the hospital for a few days.

For the past three years, Coelho has occasionally experienced dizziness, which contributed to balance issues. She's fallen off her rocking chair and fractured a few ribs by falling in the bathroom tub.

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