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If there were a blues song about living with chronic bad health, I bet mostmaking good decision with unpredictable health people wouldn't sing about 'love gone bad'.   No doubt, holding onto relationships is hard with chronically bad health.  I've worked with people who blame illness for failed relationships and there's much to be said about that.

But from what I've seen, we cry most frequently about whether to participate or not.   "To be or not to be?" wondered Hamlet.   He knew that choosing between two bad choices wears a person down.

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hip replacement treatment
Need a New Hip?What are the different types of hip replacements and how should you choose the right one for you? As the baby-boomer generation ages, the amount of total hip replacement surgeries will sky rocket. Degeneration of the hip joint starts to occur as we age and as arthritis sets in, so does PAIN. Groin pain is usually the first sign of an arthritic hip. If a person starts to have groin pain they may not relate it to the hip at first, not until a doctor mentions hip arthritis and it is visualized through an x-ray or MRI. This...
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Lock Jaw and what to do about it
Imagine waking up in the morning with the inability to open your mouth barely wide enough to stick out your tongue! This could be from a severe case of a TMD (tempomandibular joint disorder).The region of the body affected by this disorder is the part of the jaw near the ear, known as the Tempomandibular Joint. Less severe cases of a TMD can cause sharp pain when biting into hard foods but the jaw still opens normally. People may experience the jaw locking either open or closed. Other symptoms include headaches, neck pain, and even ringing in the ears. What causes...

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October is National Physical Therapy month and as a prospective DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy) student and an advocate of celebrating health and vitality, I’ll lay a few things on the line about the practice and its benefits and where I see myself in the future of the field.  First things first, physical therapy aims to help people help themselves.  In my opinion, the claim to fame here is its involvement in the health-care industry as opposed to the so-common sick-care industry!  We don’t have to hang on to or “Band-Aid” our pain and discomfort! The goal of  physical therapy is...

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Jennifer jaff advocate for chronically ill
The chronically ill need advocates.  This past week, , Jennifer Jaff, a valuable figure in the legal rights world for the chronically ill died from  'complications from crohn's disease'.   She'd learned in childhood about living with difficult, unpredictable illness. Jennifer Jaff was  smart and dedicated to her task.  A ground breaker in many ways,  the services  she provided were sadly unique. Legal rights are a critical piece in the effort to allow those living with chronic illness  to live fruitful lives.  But as you might have noticed,  my focus is much smaller.  My mission is to assist individuals in discovering how they can shape...