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Monday, November 19, 2018

Why You Need to Wear Clothing with Natural Fibers

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11 Kislev, 5779

I've written several times about the health-promoting need to live a natural life, including with the clothes you wear. I fully realize the need to repeat that message because it takes time to convince people of realities that they'd rather not face. Here goes effort number Gazillion Plus:





Want to protect your health insensible ways? Wear natural fibers only: Cotton, hemp (it's not marijuana, it's a raw textile material), linen, silk, and wool. Latex is fine. It comes from a type of tree sap, the ParĂ¡ rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis).


 


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Medical Information that YOU Need to Know!

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10 Kislev, 5779

A diagnosis can surprise and upset a person so much that they forget facts that they've known a long time, and wonder about facts that they should have learned about before needing them.

Here's a primer, collected from around the Internet, to keep you informed about tests and procedures that you might soon experience.



Can urologists be more sensitive to male modesty?



What Are CT Scans and How Do They Work?


Jan 11, 2017 - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed pictures inside your body. Your doctor can use this test to diagnose you or to see how well you've responded to treatment. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, an MRI doesn't use radiation.






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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Praying for Relief

B'SD 

 6 Kislev, 5779. 

My temporary silence on this blog resulted from physical and mental weariness at repeatedly being wakened by sirens alerting me and my neighbors that bombs were headed in our direction. 

It was quite taxing to cope with our emotions, and hard to strategize schedules while minding personal safety. 

I've recovered my composure, and here's today's blogpost: 

We're in trying times from wildfires, incessant bomb attacks (470 in southern Israel within less than 36 hours, this week alone), political upheavals (Brexit? Where's the exit?), an opioid drug epidemic that's defying any semblance of control (too complicated an issue to explain further on this blog), and so on. 

A person can wonder "Where's GOD in all this?" 

Worse, we feel that routine or spontaneous prayers are pointless, resulting in the same old same old (i.e., unchanging, non-improving and unpleasant reality). 

Praying tends to be a dreary, repetitive, non-inspirational activity for some people. Perhaps the following thoughts will help you to improve on that. 

Think of the many times that you confided the same old stuff, once again, to the same person (friend, relative, therapist, name the individual who fills the blank for you). You think, and sometimes announce, that this is a boring routine, not helpful, until... you realize that you feel relief from having vented your sense of frustration, misery, bewilderment, etc. 

Okay, now apply that situation to your prayerful efforts. 

Go on, recite the complaints you have to GOD. Pour it on,GOD's ears are the biggest ones in the universe. 

Vent. 

Vent again. 

Vent some more, until you hear yourself sigh. 

That's a psychological signal that you've expressed everything on your mind. You sense that you have communicated as best you can. Relish the sense of relief. GOD's wonders are never-ending. 

Take on the day, one task at a time. GOD is managing the universe while you're coping as best you can. 

Good things are happening all over. Look for them. Embrace the happiness they evoke. Let that build strength inside you.

And remember: You can vent to GOD. It's what prayer is for, when you're not saying "Thank you" for some blessing bestowed on you, asking for specific needs to be met, or praising GOD for some reason important to you.


 


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Tailoring Treatment for Glioblastoma

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3 Kislev, 5779

Glioblastoma Multiforme aka GBM, is a diagnosis with very serious implications. Patients worldwide can join their medical teams in looking toward Israel for the cure:

Hebrew U Researchers Discover Promising Treatment Against Aggressive Brain Tumors

Glioblastoma is a serious and incurable brain cancer. Patients receiving this diagnosis typically have 11-20 months to live. One of the main difficulties in treating this cancer is that its cells quickly build up a resistance to chemotherapy.
In the upcoming issue of Nucleic Acids Research (Modulation of MKNK2 alternative splicing by splice-switching oligonucleotides as a novel approach for glioblastoma treatment), Professor Rotem Karni and his team at Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical Research-Israel Canada (IMRIC) share promising results for a new glioblastoma treatment with the potential to improve and extend patients’ lives.

Read the rest of the story by clicking HERE.




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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

How to be Heroic!

B'SD

29 Cheshvan, 5779

I read an "Is my friend depressed?" question in a facebook forum for medically compromised people. The friend in question had experienced recent brain surgery to remove a tumor. The after-effects had damaged his hearing, memory, and ability to move easily. He rested rather often, asking to be excused from visitors. The person in the medical forum wanted to know if that indicated depression.

I was appalled at the person's ignorance. It was inexcusable, considering today's accessibility to ample medical information that can educate people who read the literature or listen to the videos. I was alarmed to realize how many people might overlook all that, and, like the questioner, make very, very incorrect assumptions that can lead to actual harm for the patient involved.

Please read my response to the person, and take it to heart as I pray you will. Anyone who takes the actions advised within the message will be heroic, preventing harm and fostering healing, happiness, and accurate appreciation for specific realities:


"I'm writing as a Health Information Management professional and medical/mental health journalist and as a survivor of 5 meningiomas:
He is not suffering from depression, not even giving more than one possible sign of it. You, however, need an education on healing processes and neurological damage, let alone invisible illnesses. Your friend is experiencing all of that.
It's unreasonable that the US medical medical world fails to educate family members about the consequences of neurological surgery. At minimum there should be informational posters in waiting rooms and medical offices, brochures in the hallways, and informational get-togethers run by the hospital. You can request all that of the hospital administrators, beginning with the PR and neurosurgery departments. Your eventual success can help many, many people.
Did you ever ask questions of the medical team instead of medically naive strangers on social media? Have you read books or any literature about the effects of brain surgery and what healing processes entail? That can prove very helpful.
By assuming incorrect conclusions about what ails someone, you can seriously damage their self confidence and self image. They will believe that the world perceives them as weirdos and that their coping plus communication efforts are pointless. Clarify facts instead of assuming anything. Look for the hero within. Praise a person for persevering against setbacks. You've shown us that you are compassionate. Compliment your concern with sensible behavior that helps your friend. You can do so much to help him, and other people, to thrive that way."

PS - Dear blog readers, please share the link to this post with medical professionals. Every medical department in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private offices would serve their clientele by providing the sort of information cited above.
Many birthing centers provide educational classes for prospective parents. That educational model can be used for every form of illness and recovery effort within the medical world.

Advocate for yourselves and for other people who can't. Coax medical professionals to inform the public. We need to know facts in order to promote healing and to prevent the harm that ignorance can cause.





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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Catching up with the News (in an Upbeat Way ;)

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28 Cheshvan, 5779

Whew, the month of Cheshvan is ending and the Hanuka month of Kislev is almost here. The world can use a BIG load of happiness.

Whoa, I'm famous again. Scroll down, waaayyyy dowwwnnn to find my remarks in The Benefits of Positive Thinking.

Britons, you might already know that Firms cash in on psychiatric care crisis (the money trail and it's culprits betrayed Britons).

Need help with your medical expenses, no matter where you live? Read


The Global Resources section will clue you in to organizations willing to pay some or all of your specific medical bills!
Men, you need to remain indoors during peak sunshine hours, to wear brimmed hats and sunglasses, plus skin-covering clothing when you are outside, because






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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Digital Devices Endanger Children!

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21 Cheshvan, 5779

I've written about the problem as a medical/mental health journalist. You need to know how to be protective of your health and that of youngsters too naive or too lacking in self-control when it comes to digital device usage. Too much of it endangers health, especially that of developing brains!






I've long known about digital dangers. The Global Resources section of the FIRST EDITION Of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge listed book titles on that topic. That's why I have a landline and prefer to limit my use of a cellphone.


It's a sad statement of affairs when parents are too busy to mind their children. There is such richness to enjoy when you teach a child how to be sociable, how to master desired skills, how to love. The consequences of letting a fussy, sad, or frightened child play with a digital device when they need a parent's warm hug or assuring words is so damn damaging. If an autistic, ADD or ADHD child is pacified with devices, it destroys so much potential for their developing character.

YES, I sympathize with an adult's need to chill, to let the toy take over while mom or dad rest and recharge their own batteries. But that is a far cry from using the digital device as a pet sitter one day after the other. Children are human beings, with a 20-year lifespan to grow up. Parents are supposed to use that time building relationships, teaching the skills, etc.





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