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Why Do We Choose To Survive After Tragedy?
Why did my brother warn me against reading this book? It’s so good! I thought to myself, as I quickly devoured the pages of JoJo Moyes bestseller titled Me Before You. It was an uplifting tale about a young man who rediscovers love and laughter after a devastating spinal cord injury left him in a dangerous pool of depression. Finding myself at times in my own, albeit more shallow, pool of depression, I knew this story was exactly what I needed to remind me that I could find meaning in my life after my stroke. As I continued reading, anticipating the feel-good happy ending with a girl saving the boy's life with the power ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Letters Of Gratitude Help Bring Thanksgiving Home
A lovely note crossed my desk recently. "You know something?" began the letter from 74-year-old Mrs. P, who received home care for complications from diabetes. "I would sooner do this than complain. People take the time to complain, but they will never tell you when something is going really well." One of the great privileges of my job overseeing patient care services at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is that I get to hear from people like Mrs. P, telling me when things are indeed going well--and how that impacts their lives and the lives of those whom they dearly love. The note from Mrs. P went on to praise one ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
I'm a Diabetic, Why is my Shoulder Frozen?
What Is Adhesive Capsulitis? Adhesive capsulitis is a painful, progressive loss of shoulder motion. The shoulder is usually stiff and will not move. This condition is called "frozen shoulder". When a patient presents with adhesive capsulitis, they are unable to move their arm up or turn it to either side either with or without assistance (passive/active range of motion). Typically adhesive capsulitis occurs in approximately 2% of the population and usually affects people 40-60 years of age. Frozen shoulder tends to occur more often in females. The loss of motion occurs due to inflammation, fibrosis, scarring and contractio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Stroke Heroes 2016
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Puget Sound Division, along with our sponsor Medtronic, congratulates the honorees for this year's Stroke Hero Awards. We had amazing stories sent to us. Thank you to all of you who submitted a nomination. Here are some of the inspiring individuals honored this year as a Stroke Hero. AMY MOORE, Stroke Survivor Amy is described as a truly an inspiring person who has never let her stroke stop her from accomplishing her goals. Her stroke was diagnosed at six months of age and left her legally blind. Amy learned Braille during her first two years of high school an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Let's Encourage Congress to Improve Stroke Care FAST
She thought she was choking. It was June of her first year as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Joyce Beatty had just returned to her office following a luncheon when she felt her throat shut down. She couldn't swallow, couldn't talk. Couldn't cry for help. As she reached for water, her left side went numb. She collapsed. Someone called 911, thinking it was a heart attack. It was a stroke. Specifically, a brain stem stroke. The brain stem is a precarious spot -- a half-inch wide area that controls basic activities like consciousness, blood pressure and breathing. A stroke there could harm any of those functio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
On August 18, 2008 I went up to the office to do a load of xeroxing, throwing my bag in the back seat of the car. When I got to school, however, something was wrong. Though early in the am, it was like I was drunk, with walking wobbly and difficult. Being a compulsive, I idiotically worked for half an hour, holding on to the copying machine to steady myself. Then I drove home (second stupid act), called the health help line, where they told me to get to the ER. And don't drive! Once there, they figured I had had a stroke and put me on coumadin, a powerful blood thinner. Three days later, in the evening, a nurse wrote on my...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
"I Had A Stroke at 38 Years Old"
How one woman turned a life-changing event into an opportunity to thrive. As told to Kristin Canning By Kristin Canning, SELF (Photo: Courtesy of Merideth Gilmor) I wasn't supposed to have a stroke. I was 38 years old, a mom in "perfect" health. I run my own pro-athlete public relations firm, so I have to stay on pace with the likes of Maria Sharapova, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. I was under stress, sure, but I was happy, enjoying my crazy, packed days. It happened about a year ago. One of my best friends was getting married in the Berkshire Mountains, so I flew from Charlotte, North Carolina, where I'd been on busin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy
Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three months and haven’t watched the hottest TV show of 2015, here’s a quick recap of Andre’s situation: the oldest son of a music conglomerate CEO vies for power over the company he helped build, but between all the pressure (and betrayal, and violence, and lack of love and support), as well as his attempts to keep a lid on his emotions, Andre eventually flushes his meds down the toilet, precipitating a mental breakdown and entr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news