Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can be a safe and effective means of lessening the effect of migraine headache and can be carried out while patients continue to take migraine medication, results of a pilot study suggest.
News Updates: Health & Wellness
By NATALIE ANGIER, New York Times
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.
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.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Now VeDA has combined pictures and words together to create an infographic that explains vestibular disorders in a nutshell.
By Sara Davidson
My ear is going to heal or not, but in the meantime, I realized, I could choose to put my energy into creating positive thoughts and emotions, even if they seem unreasonable.
Boston researchers hope computer game will help many plagued by hearing disorder
From a very young age Iris knew she wanted to become a dancer. Now 80 years young, Iris once had a successful career performing in shows throughout the United States, Paris and Rome.
Join UCLA neurosurgeon, Isaac Yang, MD, Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:30 AM PDT, as he discusses the common causes and leading treatments for superior semicircular cancel dehiscence, a condition triggering vertigo, hearing loss, disequilibrium and other balance and auditory symptoms. In addition, he will discuss new data from UCLA showing promising outcomes and recovery times for patients with surgery for this disorder.
By Danea, on her blog: "Chronic Resilience"
Last spring I wrote a series exploring the connection between positive thinking and healing. It is true that positive thinking isn’t a reliable cure for illness; however, there are huge emotional benefits that come from training yourself to find the bright side in any situation. If you are ready to step into the light…come with me…
by Diriye Osman
Things took a painful turn for James Day when he was diagnosed with Meniere's disease soon after he moved to NYC to study musical theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.