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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Neuromuscular Diseases Site! These are the top ten articles that your Neuromuscular Diseases Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Darius Goes West Movie Review
Even though he has a debilitating and fatal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Darius Weems shows us how to live in the documentary Darius Goes West. With the help of eleven friends, 15-year-old Darius embarks on a cross-country quest. This true story inspires, educates and entertains.
2. Stress, Expectation, and Change
Broadly defined, there are two types of problems. There are problem that can be changed, fixed, improved, or made better, and problems that cannot. Spending time focusing on unfixable problems can become a major source of stress.
3. What is Caregiving Stress?
Caregiving stress arises from the emotional and physical challenges of providing caregiving. While caregiving for family member can be rewarding, caregivers often experience stress. Long term caregiving stress can lead to caregiver burnout if unrecognized and untreated.
4. Influenza and Neuromuscular Disease
Individuals with neuromuscular disease are considered to be at high risk for complications from influenza such as pneumonia or bronchitis, hospitalization, and more rarely, death. Make sure to talk to your physician about influenza and ask if you should receive vaccination against the flu.
5. Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
Charcot Marie Tooth – A funny name, but for the estimated 2.6 million people worldwide who have CMT, including myself, it’s no laughing matter. Charcot Marie Tooth actually refers a group of genetic diseases that affect the peripheral nervous system.
6. Fun and Games at the Neuromuscular Diseases Site
While dealing with neuromuscular disease is not fun, that does not mean that people with neuromuscular disease do not like to have fun! That is why, with the help of BellaOnline.com, I have created several entertaining word games and puzzles for you to play at the Neuromuscular Diseases site.
7. Coping With Grief Over Health Losses
When I first received a diagnosis with a neuromuscular disease, I went through a variety of emotions. Looking back, I recognize these emotions as part of the grieving process.
8. Quizzes About Neuromuscular Disease
Try the six quizzes related to the Neuromuscular Diseases site, including the newest, the Neuromuscular Disease and the Feet Quiz. Quizzes give you a chance to test your knowledge in important areas that affect those with neuromuscular disease. Plus, they are fun and you just might learn something
9. Book Review of Peripheral Neuropathy
What do numbness, shooting, difficulty with balance loss of muscle strength, and loss of bladder control all have in common? Each of these can be symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, as explained in the book Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness, and Pain Won’t Stop by Norman Latov.
10. Obtaining a Handicapped Parking Permit
This year when I asked about receiving a handicapped parking permit, I received paperwork for a permanent placard. Find out more about who qualifies for a handicapped parking permit and how to obtain one if you do.
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