The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS; eNeura Therapeutics), the first device approved to relieve pain caused by migraine headache with aura.
News Updates: Health & Wellness
By Lee Sung-hun
Dizziness is a condition that occurs when a patient feels motion even though they and their surroundings are not moving. Much like headaches, many people encounter dizziness in their daily lives. Dizziness includes normal physiological reactions to external stimuli such as going up a high building and motion-sickness, as well as those caused by life-threatening illnesses such as brain tumors and strokes. I do see a fair number of patients who visit the clinic due to dizziness, but it is not a straight-forward procedure to diagnose the root causes because dizziness is a common symptom for various illnesses.
Eighty-something-year-old “Mrs. Johnson,” homemade pie in hand, stepped through her granddaughter’s front doorway for a Thanksgiving visit, tripped on the threshold, and fell flat on the floor. The family encircled her with a gasp, as she lay on her back, eyes closed.
Guidelines on Concussion
Medscape: Medicine Matters with Dr. Sandra A. Fryhofer, MD
by Joyce Cohen
Earlier this fall, Seattle Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field broke the world record for loudest stadium crowd with a skull-splitting 136.6 decibels.
That volume, as the Seahawks’ website boasts, hits the scale somewhere between “serious hearing damage” and “eardrum rupture.”
CFL 'flicker' and photosensitive epilepsy, Ménière's disease and migraines.
Concerns have been raised that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) may have adverse impacts on the health of some people. One such concern is the effects of CFL 'flicker' on sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy, Ménière's disease and migraines.
Once again I am stuck at home with labyrinthitis. I was diagnosed 15 years ago and this is probably the fifth time I have had to go to the doctors; other times I just deal with it and can work. I wonder if you have any advice for this annoying condition.
Kim Smith, by email.
By Robert Preidt
Exercise programs meant to prevent falls in seniors may also help prevent injuries caused by falls, according to a new review.
by Toni Bernhard, J.D.
Six lessons from the parallel universe of the chronically ill
I’ve been chronically ill since I contracted a viral infection in 2001. Were I to recover, I’d take these six hard-earned lessons with me into the land of the healthy.
Sue Hickey, president of the VeDA board of directors, recently spoke to a group of nursing students at Linfield College in Portland, Oregon about what its like to have a vestibular disorder.