Douglas writes about his attack and his recuperation in his eighth book, My Stroke of Luck.
West Nile Virus
West Nile is common in the species of mosquitos that feed on birds. As a result, any dead bird, such as
a magpie, crow or bluejay, must be tested to see if has died from exposure to West Nile virus.
A woman's healthy vagina is a moist place with a delicate balance of microorganisms. Subtle shifts
can tip this balance, causing vaginitis (the general term for the variety of vaginal infections).
It's hard to know if you've even got this condition if you sleep alone. However, if you believe that you are
getting enough sleep, but still find yourself falling asleep whenever you sit down.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses and can often be mistaken for the common cold. Often,
the acute form is, however chronic sinusitis, which is usually subtler.
To be nobody-but-myself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me everybody
else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.
Schizophrenia is not the dreaded disease it was about 30 years ago. Now, with early diagnosis, speedy
initiation of treatment, careful monitoring of medication, regular follow-up.
If you think you may have SARS, see a doctor as soon as possible. Some hospitals have set up special
clinics for those who fear they have been exposed to SARS. For more information.
There are over 100 different conditions and diseases which can produce pain, stiffness, or swelling
in or around a joint. Some can be very serious and even life threatening.
General information on a condition affecting one in 50 people. Cause unkown, though classified as another
auto-immune disease. Stress is attributed as major aggravator, and teenagers are largest.
VIHA Public Health Nurses offer depression assessment tool to help assess whether anxiety or depression
level requires treatment and subsequently offer many forms of support.
Patients on their deathbeds should be given more pain relievers even if the drugs hasten death,
researchers at a Toronto-based medical ethics think-tank argue in a study released in March 2003.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease where parts of the bone weaken, increasing the risk of bone fractures.
The disorder is especially associated with the aging process though it affects.
Despite the common occurrence of mouth ulcers and vast amounts of research, the cause of these
irritating sores is still not completely understood. However, the most common cause.
Electrical stimulation of the brain may ease obsessive- compulsive disorder
in treatment-resistant patients, early data show.