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Miracle Surgery Saves Actress From Debilitating Scoliosis Pain:Term Life

Every day, modern medicine saves countless lives, thanks to proper diagnoses and treatments. However, for certain sets of symptoms, the correct diagnoses are harder to come by. When Caroline Heinle found herself struggling day after day through debilitating fatigue, pounding headaches, chronic neck pain, and a slew of other symptoms, she went to every doctor under...

‘Redefining MS’: Why It Stands for More Than Just ‘Multiple Sclerosis’

By Stephanie Rice You’ve probably heard that MS stands for “multiple sclerosis.” According to the medical books, you heard right. But I’m here to tell you the medical books don’t tell the whole story. MS stands for something more than an autoimmune disease. MS is more than an abbreviated label for a collection of symptoms....

21 Things Learned in 21 Years with Cerebral Palsy-Term Life

About life, love, and cerebral Palsy: Nobody’s diagnosis or symptoms are the same as your own; everybody feels and experiences things differently. No one handles pain the same. While you and your friend may both have hip pain as related to your cerebral palsy, you may power through it and she may stay in...

Movies Used to Improve Knowledge of ADHD-Term Life

Promising new research uses movies to better investigate brain functions in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Tamara Vanderwal, M.D., associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center said watching a movie helps kids stay still while obtaining a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) examination. “There are only a handful of fMRI studies on awake...

Scientists want to use parasitic worms to treat multiple sclerosis | Med Log

It might sound creepy, but researchers are investigating if parasitic worms could be the key to halting the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) – an autoimmune condition that causes the body to attack its own nerve cells.Autoimmune diseases can manifest as ailments such as allergies and coeliac disease, or can develop into debilitating illnesses...

7 Things You Can Do Today to Help Prevent Child Abuse-Term Life

It’s April 8, which means we’re just about a week into Child Abuse Prevention Month. With an issue as important as preventing child abuse (as well as neglect), it can be difficult to know where to start getting involved. We’ve compiled a list of small ways that you can take action today to promote...

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