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Brain Injury and Oxygen

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Military plans to test brain injury therapy
April 01, 2010, Associated Press

DENVER - The U.S. military plans clinical trials next year to see if breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber helps brain injuries to heal, or at least relieve the headaches, mood swings or other symptoms.

About 300 service members with mild to moderate injuries will participate in the trials of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Colorado, California, North Carolina and Texas.

Col. Richard Ricciardi (rih-CHAR'-dee) of the Defense Center of Excellence said Thursday the therapy is unproven but merits clinical trials.

He says the theory is that more oxygen dissolves in the blood when the body is under pressure, and increased oxygen levels can help tissue heal.

Nearly 120,000 service members have suffered traumatic brain injuries since 2003.

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MARPET44 4/6/2010 3:16PM

    I really hope it does some good. I worked on a TBI unit for a time (Traumatic Brain Injury). It was very heart wrenching.

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PLAYBLUES22 4/6/2010 1:08PM


Thank you for info emoticon

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LILPAT3 4/6/2010 10:41AM

    I hope it works. In comparison, it seems to be a relatively easy proceedure. It is terrible to have a brain injury and watch how it changes a person and what they have to go through.

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From Psychology today

Monday, April 05, 2010

"Rest in stillness—to stop doing and focus on just being."

We need to live more in the moment. Living in the moment—also called mindfulness—is a state of active, open, intentional attention on the present. When you become mindful, you realize that you are not your thoughts; you become an observer of your thoughts from moment to moment without judging them. Mindfulness involves being with your thoughts as they are, neither grasping at them nor pushing them away. Instead of letting your life go by without living it, you awaken to experience

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JYMGIRL 4/5/2010 4:03PM

    That article was great! Thanks for posting the link. ( I need to carry a box of raisins with me at all times lol) I also completely related to the periods of mindlessness...where you are driving and realize you have no idea how you got from one place to another!! emoticon

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MISS_VIV 4/5/2010 3:08PM

    This is a tough assignment, but you can do it.

Great suggestions from a reliable source. emoticon

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DISTAN 4/5/2010 2:10PM


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Excited my birthday is April 1st and I am thinner--thank you All!!!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Yes, today is the last day of being only 65 only 1 and 1/2 hours of youth!! emoticon
I will be closer to 70 than 60--very interesting. I thought I was "old and wise" at 30--I get a great big laugh out of that now-a-days. emoticon

Now, at this age I don't feel any older and certainly not as wise as when I was 30.
I take that back -- my bones feel older. emoticon

I just want to thank all of you for making this year great. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORINA-MOMOF4 4/1/2010 9:22PM

    Happy Birthday!

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GLEN4536 4/1/2010 11:40AM

  Happy birthday, enjoy, and many more

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MISS_VIV 4/1/2010 8:31AM

    Those birthdays really sneak up on us. MAKE YOURS HAPPY, HAPPY.

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SPIFFYCAT 4/1/2010 4:10AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, just remember age is just a number..... emoticon

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got a bigger desk

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I was using this modern little desk for my study room. It was just too small--I was visiting in Stockton and ran across a nice big desk sitting on a front lawn with a free tag on it. It was so funny I came to a screeching stop and loaded that baby on and brought it home.

It is soo great every thing sits on it-- no reaching under it to start the computer tower --my printer even sits here with room for the pen cup and speakers--LOVE IT.

I have been feeling down a lot ---this was a blessing. I am so happy with the new found space. Now, I will organize my papers and have them all in one place. I have certificates in boxes --insurance stuff somewhere and all the other things have to be searched for. Now a nice group of drawers will keep them all handy!!

Today I will remember all the good in life----my body may be saying stay down--but I have a mind that says--LIFE IS GRAND----SMILE---IT'SA ALLL GOOD.
IF NOT, make it work,

1. I have enough, love, money, stuff
2. I will believe that I am enough
3. I will work with the threads that life have woven me into--I am a beautiful colorful cloth---woven from lifes mountains and rivers, valleys and highs, desserts and cool mountain streams.

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MIMULUSBUG 3/31/2010 11:21AM



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TEDDYBEARGIRL 3/30/2010 7:16PM

    That was a great find!!!!! I am still praying I can find a "L" shaped desk that does not cost an arm and a leg. I made one out of 3 different peices of furniture until i can get a real one!

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MISS_VIV 3/30/2010 1:48PM

    Remember to sit up tall and don't strain your back with your keepboard that might be too high....Congratulations on the new find. That is always SO MUCH FUN to find what you really NEED... almost in front of your eyes. Sort of like LIFE. It is right there for us to use.

The universe provides for us.


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San Fran

Monday, March 29, 2010

had a good day in San Fran on Sat.
Eating like there is no tomorrow
Still exercising but eating junk emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISS_VIV 3/30/2010 9:40AM

    If you HAD to eat like NO TOMORROW.. San Fran is the place to do it. I can think of a lot of things I would have earen if I went there. It would be all about the sea food and french bread. Amazing menus, great cooks. Bless them all.

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