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Archive for December 2013
As 2013 comes to a close VeDA is celebrating our victories and planning for an exciting 2014. This year we were able to reach more people than ever before, providing information and solace to people seeking to understand their vestibular disorder and supporting our professional members who work tirelessly to diagnose and treat their patients. Here are a few highlights:
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?
A music-based exercise program enhances cognitive function and decreases anxiety in older adults, new research shows.
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.
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.
Genzyme, a Sanofi company, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) today announced the creation of a fund to pay for standard diagnostic testing for people with mysterious, undiagnosed medical conditions. The fund will help those who have applied to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Program, but who cannot afford the basic medical tests needed to make them eligible to participate in the NIH program.
That’s right, the holidays are just around the corner. For many of you this brings the hustle and bustle of family activities. For some it may also be accompanied by anxiety – what if your vestibular symptoms flare up? VeDA would like to offer you some tips and tools for coping with the holidays – click here to read our short publication, “Advice for the Holidays: Managing the Symptoms of a Vestibular Disorder.”
Newly developed shoes help seniors and multiple sclerosis patients walk more easily.
People suffering from Meniere's disease experience a variety of symptoms that may come and go, ranging from extreme dizziness, vertigo (a feeling that your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement), nausea, tinnitus (roaring, humming or ringing sounds in your ears), pressure and pain, and hearing loss.
If you suffer from Meniere’s disease local doctors need your help.