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Winging Of The Scapula

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

What causes medial winging of the scapula? Winging of the scapula is usually caused by deficit in the serratus anterior muscle due to an injury of the...

Hitting Your Funny Bone Isn't Funny

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

When you hit your funny bone, you can feel an electric shock (tingling/numbness) in the hand and forearm. You're really not hitting the funny bone alo...

Cuddling And Snuggling May Cause Nerve Problems

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Radial nerve palsy is often referred to as Honeymoon palsy, Saturday night palsy or crutch palsy. This condition involves injury or compression to the...

Jeggings And Tight Jeans Can Cause Meralgia Paresthetica

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Meralgia paresthetica is a pain or burning sensation felt over the anterolateral aspect of the thigh usually caused by compression, of the lateral fem...

The Mental Tricks Laurie Hernandez Uses to Summon Crazy Confidence

Health.com | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Amanda MacMillan Team USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez is blowing us away in Rio: Her talent is obviously out of this world, but what's just as impres...

How I Handle My Travel Anxiety: 5 Pill-Free Tactics

Starre Vartan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel
Starre Vartan

My wanderlust is so strong that it manifests as a physical ache (like someone with their hand pushing on my back) and itchy feet. But as much as I love traveling, it brings with it significant anxiety.

The Gifted Speaker: 5 Steps to Breath

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

Pushing Past the Fear Your heart starts to race. Your hands are sweaty. You are pretty sure you are going to faint. You've been asked to speak in fr...

Thinking With Your Body

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

The neurons setting our heart racing, our skin to sweating, and our stomach churning, are draped in a network throughout the body cavity next to the organs they control, completely outside the brain and spinal cord.

Public Speaking: Expert Advice To Help You Fight The Fear

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Not too long ago, Becoming Fearless featured a post about the new documentary "Speak," which follows the lives of several men and women competing to w...

A Teen, a Trauma, and a Tragedy: Is Brain Damage to Blame?

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.10.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

On the night Austin Trenum suffered his concussion, he started to change. As if the concussion had left Austin's brain intact and functional, but had changed him in ways that proved too subtle to catch except in hindsight.

How To Relax At A Pitch Meeting

Sharon Jakubecy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business
Sharon Jakubecy

Here are 10 strategies to calm your nerves before you pitch your idea.

Six Months: Waiting for the Blood Test

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Our concept of time focuses around what's important to us: summer vacations, semester breaks, baseball seasons, and for some of us, blood test to blood test.