Putting a Human Face on Multiple Sclerosis

There is a disease that is chronic, progressive and has changed the lives of millions of lives around the globe. The condition is called multiple sclerosis (MS), and it is a global life-threatening disease that strikes humans of all ages and religions. It is too easy to sit back and think that you or your family are safe from MS, but that would be hiding your head in the sand.
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What is Depression? by Dr. Kala Singh

Very informative video on depression by Dr. Kala Singh Ji.

Dr. Kala Singh is a well-known community, social activist and philanthropist who has contributed to bring awareness of mental health issues in the community as a speaker, presenter on radio, TV and writer in the newspapers. Author of “The Sikh Spiritual Model of Counseling”. My work has been covered by The Courier, Vancouver Sun and CTV.

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Your Motivational Quote for September 28, 2018

Hey everyone, its Shirley from your Patient Next Door Support Team.

Failures and mistakes, have you ever experienced them?  Of course, you have. All humans make mistakes and experience failures. Sometimes these events can be life-changing.

How have you allowed these challenges to affect you? Have you gotten angry and resentful at life? Or have you done something far more noble and constructive like learning from what has happened?

Yep, you and I are going to mess up and sometimes our mistakes will affect not just us but those we care for the most. If we do mess up, we have two choices.

One, we can blame others for our mistakes and feel self-righteous and sorry for ourselves thinking life isn’t fair.

~or~

Two, we can get back up, brush ourselves off, make amends where possible and then ask ourselves a series of questions like the following:

What can I learn from that mistake that will help me make a better choice next time?

How can I incorporate what I learned into my everyday life?

And, finally, where do I want to go from here?

Letting go of self-righteousness, indignation, and looking at ourselves honestly while learning from our mistakes makes us strong resilient and a wonderful example to our children.

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As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

Contact us with your suggestions, questions or if you need help finding information about your healthcare needs. We’ll certainly do our very best to help out!

We really do care about you.

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Your Motivational Quote for September 27, 2018

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Hey there, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Support Team.

Well, I’m running late today but I did get your motivational post up and running! Just more proof that I’m a human being at a computer and not a computer myself!

When you consider the above quote, what does it bring to mind?  Does it conjure a picture in your mind of something you would like to do, but are afraid to try?

Or does it make you think of missed opportunities in the past?

Either way, it is never too late to gather up the courage to strike out and change your life. Saying “I Can” instead of “I should, but I won’t” can change your attitude, your life and the way others see you.

At 58, I am striking out on a writing career. Yep, at almost 60 I am finally following my biggest life’s dream. If someone as simple and backward as myself can do it, you can too!

I believe in you!

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you. No! We really and honestly do!!!
 

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Your Motivational Saying for September 26, 2018

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Hi, it’s Shirley from your Patient Next Door Support Team.

Chasing your dreams may sound immature to some, but the reality is that trying to be what you wish is important to good mental health.

I have a dream of earning my PhD and working for NASA. Will that dream come true? Maybe, maybe not. It doesn’t matter though because like many things good in life, it isn’t the destination matters its the journey.

Dream big and build on your passions.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you.
 

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This is why I will forgive

A few days back, while  I was browsing the aisles of a store, my 9 yr old son brushed against another customer. I was hoping it would not be a big deal but she had something else in mind. I said sorry and explained that my son is autistic. She was not ready for that excuse and said that if that’s the case, I shouldn’t “let him loose” and that she has been watching me let him “walk free “!!! My son has a tendency to wander off so I’m hyper-vigilant and ensure that my son is literally at palm’s length from me. So clearly, he was not running amok. Besides, he has issues with personal space so he tends to reach out and touch people who come his way every once in a while. While not many people take offence , there clearly are some who feel extremely overwhelmed by coming in contact with a 9 yr old and make sure they are taken to task for that.
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Ishan – The Little Artist (বাংলা)


Ishan Guha, a ten year old boy with high functioning Autism, being interviewed on Dooradarshan. Ishan had been highly acclaimed for his paintings in different exhibitions in the country and his different interests and hobbies keep him a busy body at this age, challenging his apparent challenges due to Autism.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.
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Motivational Video: A Reminder of Our Shared Humanity September 25, 2018

This inspiring video illustrates the fact that you are the only you in the entire universe as are all humans. We need to admire and love each other, and ourselves.

We here at Patient Next Door cherish and respect and cherish you. Those aren’t empty words, they are true.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

The app is ads free!

As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you.

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Anxiety and Health

Health and Anxiety

Having anxiety can force us to focus more on ourselves and our health. The goal is to limit our anxiety as best as we can. In addition to talking with a psychiatrist and/or therapist as well as taking any needed medication, there are many steps we can take as far as health is concerned. We can start with a balanced diet. In addition to eating a balanced diet, it is important to eat regular small meals throughout the day. Also, staying hydrated is important. Not being in optimal health alone can trigger anxiety.
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The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains| Mrugank Patel

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I asked Grandjean, a Danish-born researcher who travels around the world studying delayed effects of chemical exposure on children.
“That’s what I advise people who ask me, yes. It’s the best way of preventing exposure to pesticides.” Grandjean estimates that there are about 45 organophosphate pesticides on the market, and “most have the potential to damage a developing nervous system.”
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Your Motivational Saying for September 24, 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week! It’s Shirley again from your Patient Next Door Support Team.

There is an indisputable fact in life, you can’t wait for success to find you because you’ll be waiting forever. Success is something you make for yourself.

How you measure success is the key. If you are measuring success in your life in terms of money, fame and/or prestige most likely you will be disappointed. The reason? You are measuring success by what you haven’t got.

If, however, you turn that around and measure your personal success by what you have then success is waiting for you!

Recognizing what we have and building upon that foundation can make all the difference in the world!

As always, I want to remind you that we here at Patient Next Door Care About You!

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