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The Unappreciated, Holding Our Lives in Balance

Posted by Kerrie Denner

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.

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.

New Treatment for Superior Semicircular Cancel Dehiscence

Posted by Kerrie Denner

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.

5 Steps to Find the Bright Side When Coping with Illness

Posted by Kerrie Denner

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…

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