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A disease which has sniffed the lives of millions in the year 1976 during its outbreak in the African countries, especially in the Congo (then Zaire) and Southern Sudan is Ebola virus. This virus has so much destructive potential that it has claimed about 88% of the population during its first outbreak. Now, again Ebola has hit the world again. As of August 18, 2014, it has been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) that about 2473 cases are registered out of which 1350 deaths have been confirmed. All these cases and deaths are reported in the African countries like Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
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The nature of how work is done has changed radically over the years. It is a far more competitive and cutthroat world today than ever before. Long hours, inadequate rest and constant pressure to perform can take a huge toll on the mental health of anyone.
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In recent articles, I have tried to examine what distinctive qualities make a person an effective Teacher, Mentor, and Leader in their field. My Movement Specialist and Lynda, my newest Mentor and Teacher, have a series of qualities that make me stop, pay attention, and engage. I define engagement as “initiating purposeful action”; [i] where a Mentee demonstrates effort, attention, determination, and persistence in response to prompting to learn and perform assigned tasks.” [ii]
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On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I entered my friend Lynda’s virtual forum on Spirituality. I had met Lynda during a time when I was seized by doubt and fear about the pursuit of my goals to walk without assistive devices.
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I recently wrote about a challenge I experienced from a presentation I was trying to prepare for. I was frozen by a sense of fear, panic, and alarm. Typically I can set these negative emotions aside and proceed with what I need to do. In this one moment, I struggled.
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When someone you love has experienced an injury that involves the brain, the recovery process can be difficult and lengthy. However, we want to give you the tools to make recovery easier. We can’t stress enough how the power of positive thinking can have amazing results. With the right attitude, great physical gains are made possible through rehabilitation.
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Ludwig Guttmann, M.D. was a German-Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and joined the neurosurgical faculty at Oxford University in England. Prior to his leaving Germany, Dr. Guttmann was the assistant to the leading German neurosurgeon of that time, Otfrid Foester, at the University of Breslau. Forced out of the University of Breslau because of anti-Semitism in 1933, Dr. Guttmann became the Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Breslau Jewish Hospital. It was there that he developed many of the techniques to treat spinal cord injury that he used and perfected in England.
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Since man’s early days, it has been used to relate history, to tell stories, calm fears and call others to action. Research finds that music can also be used as a therapy for a number of different conditions, such as brain injury from accidents or stroke. We can also use music therapy to help those with traumatic brain injury to achieve full function and increase a sense of wellbeing.
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Infants and children are vulnerable to many preventable diseases, and not only in developing countries. Immunization can make a huge difference in bringing infant and child mortality under control in both the developing and the developed worlds, but significant obstacles stand in the way.
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What do the people in this picture have in common? Willingness! Usually they would be exercising in an aquatics class. But the day this photo was taken, the pool was unexpectedly closed. It would have been so easy for any one of them to say, “Well, I tried to exercise, but I couldn’t, so I’m going home.” As you can see, they did not go home. They stayed and danced in chairs!