Carol Winters Ray

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Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was …

Immune System

5 Inch CPAP Pillow - Recomended for clients over 200lbs

This fits your .<p>by entering your model number.<p>Improve comfort and compliance, reduce mask shifting, leaks and the tendency to over-tighten mask straps<p>…

Contour Products CPAPMax Adjustable Memory Foam CPAP Pillow

• Minimizes mask pressure; custom side cutouts reduce leaks, noise, dry eyes and lines<br>• Adjustable height; just remove layers to sleep at your comfort …

Technology bridges gap between brain and muscles for victim of paralysis

First they screwed the end of the grey cord into the metal silo rising out of Ian Burkhart's skull. Later they laid his right forearm across two foam cylinders, and they wrapped it with thin strips that looked like film from an old home-movie camera. They ran him through some practice drills, and …

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome | Ehler-Danlos Sydrome | Pinterest | Ehlers danlos syndrome, Invisible illness and Hypermobility

Come Explore This Dreamy, Wheelchair Accessible 'Treehouse'

By taking all the best parts about tree houses (leafy, magical, whimsical!) and weeding out the, uh, elevation part, this sweet backyard extension in London offers the full treehouse experience, without having to leave the ground. Built to be 100% wheelchair accessible, the London-based firm <b>6a</b> …

The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

Three social-minded urban gardeners saw an unfortunate problem in their community of Nantes: gardening is pretty difficult for those in wheelchairs. …

Gardening

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

CPAP Could Decrease Nightmares For People With PTSD And Sleep Apnea

For people with sleep apnea and PTSD, getting their sleep disorder treated could mean fewer nightmares, a small new study shows.<p>Researchers from the Sleep Disorders Laboratory at G.V. (Sonny) VA Medical Center in Mississippi found that use of CPAP -- considered the gold standard for treating …

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death

There's important news for people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing: new research has shown OSA may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15 years found obstructive sleep apnea associated with …

Type 2 Diabetes? Hypertension? Get Tested for Sleep Apnea!

If you suffer from Type 2 diabetes or hypertension, you should be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by a physician who is board-certified in sleep medicine. This is a recommendation recently issued for the first time by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This new guideline …

Diabetes

Regular Bedtime Could Improve CPAP Compliance Among People With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

People with sleep apnea -- a sleep disorder where breathing is disrupted during sleep -- are more apt to comply with treatment if they go to bed at a regular time each night, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Penn State University School of Nursing found an association between increased …

A Rocket Scientist Explains How a Sleep Study Can Change Your Life

Once upon a time, before medical science started nosing around your bedroom, snoring was a nocturnal annoyance and little more. Sawing logs in the wee hours, while the bane of spouses and significant others, wasn’t a health concern – just cause for housemates to wear ear plugs.<p>But over the last …

The Connected Life: From Email Apnea To Conscious Computing

Eighty percent of us seem to have it. I broke the story about it in early 2008 on the Huffington Post, and called the phenomenon, "email apnea." Later in 2008, in talks and interviews, I referred to it interchangeably as "email apnea" and also, as "screen apnea."<p>Definition: Shallow breathing or …

Sleep Apnea

Scientists generate a new type of human stem cell that has half a genome

Scientists have succeeded in generating a new type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome, instead of the two copies …

As opioid epidemic rages, CDC tells doctors: ignore marijuana

Faced with an FDA-manufactured opioid painkiller overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control has revised its guidelines to avoid something possibly making the epidemic worse — the routine screening of opioid users for marijuana use.<p>Today, the CDC instructed doctors to stop routine testing of …

Epigenetics: Can stress really change your genes?

The Dutch famine of 1944 was a terrible time for many in the Netherlands – with around 4.5m people affected and reliant on soup kitchens after food …

Calcium in Brain Controls How Long We Sleep

<b>We know calcium is good for our bones, but it might also be the key to a good night sleep. Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center</b> …

Crohn's Disease: Evolution, Epigenetics, and the Emerging Role of Microbiome-Targeted Therapies.

2016 Mar;18(3):13. doi: 10.1007/s11894-016-0487-z.<p>1Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02120, USA. …

Anti-Anxiety Drug Reduces Autism Features in Mouse Model of Jacobsen Syndrome

<b>About half of children born with Jacobsen syndrome, a rare inherited disease, experience social and behavioral issues consistent with autism spectrum</b> …

Scientists identify two enzymes that appear to play role in metabolism, inflammation

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has discovered two enzymes that appear to …

Scientists Flip Switch on Genes With a Magnet

The technique could offer a non-invasive alternative to optogenetics. Photo: Getty ImagesMatching the brain’s machinery to behaviors and emotions was …

7 Science-Backed Habits to Live Happier Every Day

Say yes to happiness and no to negativity. Your life--and the lives of those around you--will be all the better for it.<p>Everything we do--professionally and personally--has an effect on us, whether it's for good or not-so-good. The truth is that we all want to live happy lives. When we choose to do …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Set Aside a "Maintenance Day" for Your Less Important Tasks

Most of us have things we have to do every week that are necessary but don’t have a great impact on your professional or personal progress. Fast …

Time Management

Benefit to help young woman with rare Stiff Person Syndrome