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My very own Parkinson's-themed Pandora's Box.

“I don’t want to,” my mom said over the phone line. Her words were halting because of the Parkinson’s, and while there wasn’t any heavy emotion in them, at least not any pleading or whining, it was impossible to miss that my mom was crying. 1,032 more words

O Discordia!

Yoga may help stroke survivors improve balance

27 JUL 2012

Group yoga can improve balance in stroke survivors who no longer receive rehabilitative care, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. 534 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Finally Putting Herself First for Lasting Health

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke can come at you swiftly, or you can experience warning signs. Sharon Martinez put the needs of others before her, even when she experienced signs of something being wrong. 526 more words

American Heart Association

A "new" normal . . .

My mother was hospitalized with a stroke last week. She’s now in rehab, back to more familiar surroundings. 

I can’t speak for my whole family, but I do know that both my mother and I are seeking a new (different) sense of what normal will be for us. 259 more words

New model of how brain functions are organized may revolutionize stroke rehab | Penn State University

…A new model of brain lateralization for movement could dramatically improve the future of rehabilitation for stroke patients, according to Penn State researcher Robert Sainburg, who proposed and confirmed the model through novel virtual reality and brain lesion experiments… 15 more words


Straight, No Chaser: The Most Frequent Causes of Death and How to Avoid Them

It is interesting and curious to hear everyone obsess over how esoteric and rare conditions can potentially kill you. Word to the wise: Common things happen commonly.  641 more words

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