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Language barriers by Ellie Patient Expert Posted Thu 06 Nov 2008 11:41pm Combined update tonight of yesterday and today. This may be kind of long and boring, but... Yesterday we visited what is basically a haz-mat team that is comprised of personnel from LAS, the fire brigade, and the metropolitan police. They call it CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear). They took us out on the Thames on the LF ... Read on »
Our Cancer Journey Week 24 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 01 Jun 2012 6:00am Although I typically publish an update about our Cancer Journey on Thursdays, I'm publishing it on Friday because Kathy's radiation oncology planning meeting was scheduled for today. As I noted last week, although she is in complete remission after chemotherapy and surgery, the reason for radiation therapy is to reduce the risk of breast cance ... Read on »
December Holiday Clothes Pin Mat by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 29 Nov 2011 9:34am Download this free holiday mat to practice visual motor skills and encourage muscle strengthening on the fingers with matching clothes pins to the letters. You can download it at Read on »
Pin-Worthy by Brittany Posted Thu 19 Dec 2013 7:43am Wow, I was quite the whiner yesterday, huh? I have a low tolerance for whining myself, so knowing that post was up all day made me feel icky. Still, I appreciate all your messages to just RELAX. So, I took a giant chill pill and feel a million times better today. Is everything done? Nope. But Hailey and I are leaving for my parent’s house this ... Read on »
Pain in the fingers – the most common causes, treatment and prevention suggestions by rita359 Posted Fri 02 Nov 2012 9:23pm Are you suffering from pain in the fingers? When the pain lasts for just a couple of days, and goes away, it’s probably because you’ve simply injured yourself.  Trauma to the joints, muscles or nerves of your fingers may result from simple things such as: extensive use of an uncomfortable keyboard, any repetitive action done with the particular ... Read on »
The Most Common Disc Herniation in the Neck: C6 by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 10:00pm For the C6 nerve root to be affected, there must be something going on in between C5 and C6 vertebrae (bones). AkA: a C5-C6 disc herniation or C5-C6 disc bulge The C6 nerve root has a motor, sensory and reflex component. This means that they control your muscles, your sensations and your reflexes. If there is a herniation or a bulge at this ... Read on »
Marine and Saltwater Infections by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:28am I have been wanting to write a post about this topic, for some time now.  I saw a fair number of these types of wounds, working in Greece, over the summer.  My interest in these types of unique infections started in med school, treating oil rig workers from the Gulf of Mexico ... Read on »
Continuing on my quest for a sim... by Karen .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:50pm Continuing on my quest for a simply yummy, to die for and brag to your friends gluten free pizza crust, I happened upon this innocent box on my last trip to Richmond. The box is about $5.29 and makes two decent sized pizzas. I thought I had found near perfection in the fragrant , thin, crispy and chewy Namaste mix, but this crust is a whole ... Read on »
Treatment #5 by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 12 Feb 2012 12:00am I've been meaning to expand upon the side-effects of the chemotherapy treatment. In addition to the nausea, fatigue, and feeling painfully hungover, there are also some less known and peculiar side-effects. The craziest one is the cold sensitivity I experience, as a result of the Oxaliplatin . Whenever I leave the hospital after the infusion a ... Read on »
Fw: Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Apr 2012 12:00am From: "News at The Body" <> Date: 17 Apr 2012 17:58:27 -0400 To: <> ReplyTo: "News at The Body" <> Subject: Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums If you have trouble reading this e-mail, you can see the online version at: www.thebo ... Read on »