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NY Times: Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Source:  NY Times / By JANE E. BRODY SEPT. 11, 2017 Many years ago I was plagued with debilitating headaches associated with a number of seemingly unrelated activities that included cooking for company and sewing drapes for the house. I thought I might be allergic to natural gas or certain fabrics until one day I realized that I tensed my facial muscles when I concentrated intently on a project. The cure was surprisingly simple: I became aware of how my body was reacting and changed it through self-induced behavior modification. I consciously relaxed my muscles whenever I focused on a task...

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Harvard Health: A workout for your brain

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Harvard Health: A workout for your brain

Source: Harvard Health Letter / Published: August, 2016 Fear of losing your memory and thinking skills is one of the greatest concerns of getting older. Maybe that’s behind the increasing number of clinics offering brain fitness programs. “Brain training” isn’t a typical exercise program; it incorporates a number of activities and lifestyle changes to help boost brain function. “It makes very good sense to promote cognitive health using a variety of approaches. I embrace it even as we await more data,” says Dr. Kirk Daffner, a neurologist and medical...

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Quadriplegic Drives 2016 Corvette Z06 — Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Quadriplegic Drives 2016 Corvette Z06 — Jay Leno’s Garage

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Dealing With Disabilities, but No Longer Invisible

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Dealing With Disabilities, but No Longer Invisible

Source:  New York Times / By David Gonzalez Jun. 21, 2017 Andres Millan spent two years traveling around Bogotá, Colombia, and its environs, photographing people whose mental health issues or physical limitations kept them at home. Within cramped apartments where living rooms doubled as craft workshops and inside cinder block houses with dirt floors, he spent hours talking to these people about art and healing. To many in bustling urban centers, they were invisible, out of sight and out of luck. But to Mr. Millan, they were kindred spirits he could not ignore. He knew the sacrifices made by...

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BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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