View a video about motion sickness and how the vestibular system is impacted.
News Updates: Health & Wellness
By Scott Stossel
I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. The vestibular system is a complex network involving the inner ears, eyes, brain, muscles and peripheral nervous system.
Our world is pretty messed up. With all the violence, pollution and crazy things people do, it would be easy to turn into a grouchy old man without being either elderly or male. There's certainly no shortage of justification for disappointment and cynicism.
But consider this: Negative attitudes are bad for you. And gratitude, it turns out, makes you happier and healthier. If you invest in a way of seeing the world that is mean and frustrated, you're going to get a world that is, well, more mean and frustrating. But if you can find any authentic reason to give thanks, anything that is going right with the world or your life, and put your attention there, then statistics say you're going to be better off.
Chances are that you've heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit -- just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga's praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure numerous medical conditions.
But is yoga the panacea that so many believe it to be?
Yes and no, say the experts. Though yoga certainly can't cure all that ails you, it does offer significant benefits.
By Jane E. Brody
Karin Satrom, a 35-year-old Brooklynite, had been feeling fine through 23 weeks of pregnancy when one night she said she became “very, very dizzy, as if I were drunk.” Her husband suggested that she lie down, but even with her eyes closed, the room continued to spin.
Exploiting the public's rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
If your mood gets worse as the weather gets chillier and the days get shorter, you may have "winter depression." Here, questions to ask your doctor if winter is the saddest season for you.
You’re one of a kind. It’s not just your eyes, smile, and personality. Your health, risk for disease, and the ways you respond to medicines are also unique. Medicines that work well for some people may not help you at all. They might even cause problems. Wouldn’t it be nice if treatments and preventive care could be designed just for you?
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering?
In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.