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Almost every Sunday morning, I wake up early so I can turn on CBS Sunday Morning, which airs informative stories that often last for 6-7 minutes (as opposed to the snapshot you get from watching the evening news). During yesterday’s show, CBS correspondent Martha Teichner reported that eight out of 10 Americans will have debilitating back pain during their lifetime, causing them to have difficulty walking, bending over or even lying down.
This back pain often is called by problems with the disc. One possibility is that the disc is worn out and arthritic; however some people experience a herniated disc, which means the fluid between the discs is squeezed out, thus placing pressure on nerves. "You need to make sure the patient doesn't have tumor or infection, but once you rule those out, you can be confident that you're not going to harm the patient by saying, 'OK, give yourself four to six weeks.'" Harvard Medical School Professor Augustus White told Teichner. The st...
Definition A brain herniation is when brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood vessels are moved or pressed away from their usual position inside the skull. Alternative Names Herniation syndrome; Transtentorial herniation; Uncal herniation; Subfalcine herniation; Tonsillar herniation; Herniation - brain Causes, incidence, and risk factors Brain herniation occurs when something inside the skull produces pressure that moves brain tissues. This is most often the result of brain swelling from a head injury, stroke , or brain tumor. Brain herniation is the most common side effect of tumors in the brain, including: Metastatic brain tumor Primary brain tumor Herniation of the brain can also be caused by other factors that lead to increased pressure inside the skull, including: Abscess Hemorrhage Hydrocephalus Strokes that cause brain swelling Brain herniation can occur: Between areas inside the skull, such as those separated by a rigid membrane like the tentorium or falx Through a natural opening at the ...
The holidays are here!! I don’t know about you, but I’m right smack dab in the middle of activities and my head is somewhat spinning. In fact, today I am traveling to spend the week with family back home. (As a result, I won’t be around here quite as much as usual.)
While planning on how to make these days special for everybody else and in search of the perfect gift, sometimes it is too easy to forget to take care of oneself. We shouldn’t forget to put our own needs high up on the holiday to-do list.
Do your friends, family members, or loved ones ever ask what you might like to have for Christmas? Do you usually have specific requests? Do you have a “list”?
Often I don’t know what to say because the things which I truly want, deep down, aren’t items which can be bought. They are not even things which someone else could do for me, although helping to clean my house is always a...
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