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Poetry as Neuromuscular Therapy
How does poetry as a therapy for Neuromuscular Diseases differ from any other type of poetry? The focus of poetry as therapy is self-expression and growth of the individual whereas the focus of poetry as art I
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), Discovered in 1886 by three physicians, Jean-Martin-Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth, is the most commonly inherited neurological disorder which is found world-wide in all races and ethnic groups. This said, the general public still seems to be rather ignorant regarding this disease, its causes,
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Electromyography and nerve conduction velocity
Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) Tests are two of the different tests done by neurologists in the diagnosis of certain neuromuscular diseases. What is it all about and how is it done?
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Greetings, and welcome to the first Neuromuscular Diseases Newsletter of 13 February, 2008.
This free newsletter is put out weekly and provides a wealth of information for anybody living with or interested in Neuromuscular Diseases and the effect it has on people’s lives.
2008 Started out with neck surgery. I am still living during the day with a “heavy” and at night with a “light weight” neck brace. Only TWO more weeks to go before it can be removed.
I hope you will find the 3 new articles interesting and informative.
There are so many opinions about EMG and NCV tests; I think we should share personal experiences in the Neuromuscular Forum this week.
Quotes to Ponder
"A righteous man may make a righteous work, but no work of an unrighteous man can make him righteous. The tree makes the fruit, not the fruit the tree; and therefore the tree must be good before the fruit can be good."
- Thomas Boston 1676-1732
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it--immediately."
- Stephen Covey
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