Hi guys! I've been AWOL for a couple of months, and have had quite an adventure!
It all started right around the end of October. I was off to a good start that day and had great intentions, I went to the YMCA and started my membership so I could use the pool and take their new chair yoga classes. When I got home I was feeling really good about myself so I decided to push it a bit.... A friend of mine had given me a small electric moped, and I decided today was the day to ride it. It's just a small moped more of the scooter, a bicycle type seat, two small wheels, a footboard and motorcycle like handlebars. It's electric but can travel nearly 20 miles an hour. I managed to get out of my power chair and onto the moped then took off to tour our subdivision! All was going very well and I was really enjoying my ride when I came up near a small boy riding his skateboard. As I passed him wide on the right, he fell off his skateboard kicking it back towards me. Of course the skateboard ...
In the aftermath of the terrible events in Japan, I have been thinking about a heart condition called "Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy." It is also nicknamed "Broken Heart Syndrome." If has been said that you can die of a broken heart, or die of fright, but is it true?
It can be, but it is uncommon.
First identified in Japan in the 1980s, the takotsubo is almost always identified with post menopausal women. It can happen for no reason at all, but usually follows a very emotional event - death of a family member, an appearance in court, a heated argument, even the end of a love affair. And certainly, an earthquake and a tsunami.
If you go to your doctor or ER with symptoms of a takotsubo, the first thing medical personnel will suspect is a heart attack, as this condition mimics everything about a heart attack including changes in EKG and blood chemicals. Nearly two years ago, after a stressful meeting which I found difficult to attend, I foun...
Definition The dentist's term for a knocked out tooth is "avulsed." Alternative Names Teeth - broken; Tooth- knocked out Considerations A permanent tooth that is knocked out can sometimes be reimplanted.In most cases, only permanent, adult teeth are reimplanted into the mouth. Baby teeth are usually left out. Immediatelycontact your dentist when a tooth is broken or knocked out.If you can find the tooth after the accident or injury, bring it with you when you seek medical help. Causes Tooth accidents are commonly caused by: Accidental falls
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