The Vestibular Disorders Association hosts Balance Awareness Week, Sept. 16-22, every year to education people about balance disorders. Dr. Barbara Grossman answered some questions about vestibular disorders for us.
News Updates: Health & Wellness
by Nancy A. Melville
A critical component in the treatment of chronic pain is teaching patients strategies for coping with the pain, and an approach focusing on 5 essential coping skills offers beneficial, cost-effective results, attendees heard here at PAINWeek 2013.
Romanticizing the past can make us feel bad about the present.
by Toni Bernhard, JD
How Antidepressants Work
Most antidepressants work by changing the balance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. In people with depression, these chemicals are not used properly by the brain. Antidepressants make the chemicals more available to brain cells like the one shown on the right side of this slide.
Don't Fall for These Happiness Myths; Learn How to Overcome Them
By Annie Stuart, Reviewed by Marina Katz, MD
If you'd like to have more joy in your life – and who wouldn't? -- the first step may be to change your views about what happiness really is. See what experts have to say about common myths about happiness that may actually be holding you back.
by Toni Bernhard, JD
I love To-Do lists. I depended on them when I was working outside the home. I’ve depended them since my bed became my office. The one difference is that, pre-illness, I had fancy notepads and appointment books in which to keep my lists. Now I scribble them on any random piece of paper I can find.
A few weeks ago, I realized I could benefit from a Not-To-Do list that would remind me of my limitations—
by Danea Horn
I just watched this insightful TED talk about perspective. The speaker, Rory Sutherland, asserts that circumstances matter much less than how we interpret them. Specifically, Sutherland says that the more control we feel over our circumstances the more satisfied we are. I completely agree.
Nature therapy may mean that better health is right outside your door.
A stroll outside on a sunny day is a great pick-me-up. Now it may also be just what the doctor ordered.
A hearing test should be the first step in an audiological evaluation of tinnitus, since about 90 percent of tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss.
Starting with a thorough medical exam, the proper diagnosis and evaluation of tinnitus are both critical for successful tinnitus management.
Gayatri Devi, M.D., Neurologist and Director of the New York Memory Services
Vertigo and Dizziness in Post Concussive Syndrome
Nellie is a 12-year-old girl hit by a sailboat boom a month ago. She did not pass out, but has persistent headaches, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. Read more about her initial injury in "Anatomy of a Concussion" and then about the treatment of her "Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS) and Headaches" here. Now, we will discuss the cause and treatment of Nellie's vertigo.