I have always loved athletics. In my family, playing sports was as natural as breathing. My grandfather was an Olympic medalist in the 1920 Olympics, my mother was an all American hockey player, my father was a swimmer and for my brothers and myself participating in sports was just part of our lives. None of us equaled the weight of my grandfather's success, but we all embraced competition, and now well into our 40s and 50s, we still love being active and competitive.
So when I became a massage therapist, 20 + years ago, it made sense for me to work with athletes. I understood so much about the demands on their bodies. Often I would dabble with a sport to understand the movement of the body. I loved watching the finite movement and effort that makes the difference between the winner and second place.
I worked extensively with world class runners, triathletes, wrestlers, swimmers and cyclists. I had a crew of Olympic and wor...
T he news reports about the H1N1 influenza pandemic (popularly known as "swine flu") keep coming, but one aspect of the story is constant: although the majority of the cases are mild, the H1N1 influenza virus is occasionally a killer.
This morning's news report is that the first doses of the vaccine should be available in early October, rather than mid-October. Last week, it was that the H1N1 vaccine probably will only need a single dose to be effective (previously, it had been surmised that perhaps two separate doses of H1N1 might be needed to protect against the virus). And we hear of colleges with thousands of students isolated or quarantined because they all have symptoms consistent with H1N1 flu. But most concerning is the reports that over 3,000 people have died from swine flu since the new virus became apparent in Mexico in April.
The deaths are frequently described as occurring in people with underlying diseases, but occasionally in healthy young adults. The underlyin...
I have headache for 2 years constantly I hand one Mri an two cats and they found nothing. Any advice? Edward
MRI's and CT scans often show nothing in patients with headache disorders. They're performed to rule out problems such as aneurysms, tumors, etc. For most headache disorders, imaging rules things out, but does not diagnose.
It's time to see a Migraine and Headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists . Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists . You can also find good specialists at www.achenet.org .
Have you been taking something to relieve these headaches? If so, how frequently? Tak...
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