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Monday, April 23rd, 2018

 

Flexitouch Plus Released for Treating Lymphedema Symptoms

Lymphedema is a disease in which fluid is retained in the legs, arms, and other parts of the body, resulting in pain, discomfort, and even disability. A new device from Tactile Medical, a company out of Minneapolis, Minnesotta, is designed to activate the lymphatic system so as to help move fluids away from where they’ve gotten trapped. The Flexitouch Plus, cleared by the FDA last year, consists of a blanket with dozens of individual air pockets and a controller pump that sequentially inflates and deflates the pockets. The result is a pressureRead More


seven signs you’re dating a narcissist, according to a clinical Psychologist

‘When the world is all about you, there is little room left to have genuine and sustained empathy toward others’ Your partner brags seemingly 24/7, always knows the ‘best’ way to do everything and can’t handle criticism. Sound familiar? You may be dating a narcissist. About six per cent of the population has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), which affects more men than women – 7.7 per cent vs 4.8 per cent, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr Gene Beresin, executive director at The Clay Centre for Young Healthy MindsRead More


seven signs you’re dating a narcissist, according to a clinical Psychologist

They are sensitive and they overreact When a narcissist’s emotional needs aren’t met, their reaction is often grandiose. According to Dr Talley, many narcissistic people may appear extremely angry or cry until the other person apologises. They lack empathy Your partner may offer to come over when you are having a bad day, but their motivation is most likely self-serving. “When the world is all about you, there is little room left to have genuine and sustained empathy toward others,” says Dr Talley. “It seldom translates into action where theyRead More


That proposed Down syndrome abortion ban is an abuse of power

In what has become a disturbing pattern in our Republican-led Legislature recently approved legislation banning a woman from obtaining an abortion solely based on a determination that the fetus is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. The vote on the bill (HB2050) sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, not only came without public hearings or any degree of transparency, it was also an unconstitutional infringement on a woman’s right to abortion. Despite previous federal court rulings that such legislation was in fact unconstitutional, the Republican majority acted without any hearings on this issue,as itRead More