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May 2014 Archives

Individuals with cerebral palsy may be unable to work

According to cerebralpalsy.org, more than 750,000 U.S. children and adults are currently living with cerebral palsy. An individual may be born with CP or may develop the disorder during or shortly after birth. An injury to the brain or a malformation in the brain are the major causes of CP, both which result in an individual suffering permanent brain damage. Individuals with CP have difficulty controlling their muscles which may affect and impair their physical movement and ability to speak.

What is going on at the nation's VA hospitals?

Many people in Atlanta may be following the controversy that is unfolding around our nation's Department of Veterans Affairs. In recent months, it has been reported that veterans are dying as the result of delayed treatment and ridiculous waiting lists at VA hospitals. Many whistleblowers have come forward to report that veterans are suffering while they wait to receive appointments and care; they also allege that VA hospital officials are engaged in cover-ups to hide the scandal.

Fibromyalgia gaining legitimacy within medical community

Imagine being in constant pain, feeling fatigued and yet not being able to sleep and having noticeable difficulty remembering or recalling information. For individuals with fibromyalgia, these painful and disruptive side effects interfere with their ability to enjoy and participate in life. Yet, despite these obvious and disruptive symptoms, until fairly recently, many within the medical community failed to recognize fibromyalgia as a true medical disorder.

Hope for children with emotional and behavioral conditions

For individuals struggling with a mental condition that affects their ability to control emotions or behaviors, life can be a constant struggle. Thanks to improved diagnostic measures as well as a push towards early intervention; today mental conditions such as major depression, anxiety and attention deficient hyperactivity disorder are more quickly and readily diagnosed.

Study examines physiological link between stress and major depression

As human beings, we all strive to live fulfilling and happy lives. Yet, throughout the course of one's life, roadblocks and challenges threaten our ability to be happy. While a job loss, divorce or death of a loved one are major and stressful life events that invoke feelings of grief and sadness in everyone; for some, these types of events trigger the onset of a major depressive state.

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