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A Panic Attack, the Wrestle Within

Samantha felt overwhelmed by her school assignments, her relationships, and her job. She often felt like she was walking a tightrope while holding a pole that contained all of her “should” and “must” type of thoughts. “It’s not a matter of if, but when I’ll fall and crash!” she’d repeat. She would imagine placing her thoughts and feelings in a bottle and shutting the lid tightly. “I place them there so I can cope,” she would declare. She recognized her panic attack cycle: stress, anx...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Samantha, Anxiety And Panic, Carl Young

Only ever have 28days supply of Fentanyl at a time.. what to do?

Hey all, I haven't posted on here in a really long time (long boring story of me checking out on life in general!) So hello all! Anywhoo, i'm on a plethora of hardcore meds Fentnyl and Oxycodone being the hardest. I'm in the UK and I have a maximum of 28 days of my Fentanyl and 2 weeks of Oxycodone at any one time. Im not worried about the Oxycodone as I can take it or leave it. I hate that I have to be on meds and im a stubborn so 'n' so so I wont take my meds till absolutely desperate. but w...
Tags: Health, UK, Weapon, Samantha, Fitness and First Aid, Fentnyl

Stop the slut-shaming: HPV vaccines prevent cancer

I met “Samantha” during my first rotation as an intern. She was a strong-willed and optimistic lady who weighed about 100 pounds. She was dependent on a tube in her stomach for nutrition, and she appeared 10 or 15 years older than her age of 44 years. Pictures of her children were next to her bed. I asked her how we could help her. She cried. Her husband of 20 years was by her side and answered for her. “She wants to eat again,” he stated. Her tears worsened. The problem is that Samantha would p...
Tags: Health, United States, Samantha, Jennifer, Pediatrics, Conditions

Unapproved treatments used instead of glasses

"My daughter Samantha got glasses in second grade," says Yiwen Lee, a mother of two and an airline customer service representative. Calling from the road after dropping her kids off at school, Lee explained how within a year, her daughter needed to wear glasses all the time, her eye doctor even recommending a stronger prescription.
Tags: Health, Samantha, Lee

Autism Families Choosing Your Best Vacation Venue

  By Marguerite Elisofon author MY PICTURE PERFECT FAMILY: What Happens When One Twin has Autism. Founder “Ask an Autism Mom” – offering Consulting Services for Families with Children on The Spectrum. Blogger for The Never-Empty Nest on parenting young adults and disability related issues.   Most people go on vacation because we crave a change of scenery, a break from our routine, and the opportunity to relax and share new experiences with our loved ones. However, many ASD kids HATE disruptions ...
Tags: Health, Google, Family, Children, New York City, Time, US, Autism, Vacations, Vacation, Santa Claus, Samantha, Infertility, Howard, Jenny McCarthy, Marguerite

How our patients make us better

My last column told the stories of two patients from whom I learned important lessons about gratitude and compassion.  In this column, I share stories about patients who taught me critically important lessons about truly listening and the power of acceptance. Samantha — or Sam, as she preferred to be called — was a young surfer recovering from a serious car accident, and Paul a young father with cancer. Although I cared for each many years ago, what they taught me remains as vivid today as ever....
Tags: Health, Surgery, Sam, Samantha, PAUL, Physician

What I Learned From My Autistic Daughter

When my twins were born 25 years ago, there were no autism support groups or Internet chat rooms. But, thanks to her neurotypical twin brother, our family recognized early on that something wasn’t right with Samantha. Matt began pointing at objects and asking questions; Samantha rocked and stared into space. By the time she was 12 months old, she’d been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Delays, although no one actually said the A-word. While researching treatments, I also worked with S...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Washington, Uncategorized, Samantha, Asperger, Pace University, Samantha Matt, Applied Behavioral Analysis, DreamStreet Theater Group

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