Thursday December 5th, 2013 at 04:17 AM
Naomi Woods describes her psychotic break as sliding into an abyss with no way out.The experience terrified her husband, best friend and son, but she doesnt remember it.
All I knew was I couldnt control anything. I mean, I could barely control my breathing, and I wasnt real conscious of anything, she said.
The 50-year-old Fargo woman later learned the episode was part of her bipolar II disorder.
Dr. Michelle Jorgensen, whos worked with patients with bipolar disorder at Fargos Sanford Eating...
Wednesday December 4th, 2013 at 03:00 AM
My dog is my hero without doing any of the things that most people would think of as heroic. All he did was be a dog. Like all dogs, he delivered unconditional love at a time when I felt very unlovable.
Why I felt unlovable really doesnt matter. In fact it didnt matter to Nanuq either. All he cared about was that he was with me and that walks and meals were more or less on time!
Just by needing my care and attention, somebody had to let him out to do his business, someone had to get the food...
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 at 03:00 AM
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines Nine months pregnant Rose Ann Alberto thought the end was at hand when an eight-meter-high storm surge destroyed her house in Barangay 37 in Tacloban City at the height of Typhoon Yolanda last Nov. 8.
The family of the 19-year-old was able to evacuate to a second floor of a neighbors house, but the strong winds and torrential rains forced the water to rise up quickly to the second floor, trapping all of them on the ceiling.
Her father urged them to pray because if the...
Monday December 2nd, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Riley, an eight-year-old crossbreed, was signed up to a blood donation program when he was aged just one and has given blood since for seven years.
The life-saving pooch donates every six weeks, the time frame recommended by vets, meaning that he has donated the maximum amount of blood possible.
Experts believe he is one of the most prolific blood donating dogs in the US, with the identity of the top blood donor unknown.
Owner Deanna Wilson, from Maryland, said: The first visit he spent in my...
Wednesday November 27th, 2013 at 03:11 AM
When the vest goes on over her shaggy black-and-white coat, Candy knows its time for work.
Candy, a grief therapy dog at Rest Haven funeral home in Rockwall, gets her canine kicks when shes off-duty at the home of her frequent caretaker, Sharon Satterwhite. But at work, where Candy reports daily, the Portuguese water dog behaves calmly, within the guidelines of her training.
Shes not allowed to run around and play at work, kind of like all of us, said Satterwhite, who works as an assistant at...
Tuesday November 26th, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Rupee, a formerly homeless dog rescued from a dump by his current owner Joanne Lefson, is thought to be the first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest.
A former stray dog has pulled himself up by the bootstraps and created a better life for himself. A life that includes becoming the first dog ever to climb Mount Everest.
Say hello to Rupee, the formerly homeless pup who was found starving in a dump in India. His owner, Joanne Lefson, rescued him and helped nurse him back to health, feeding...
Thursday November 21st, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Without his dog, Jarrett Gimbl swears, he would be dead.
The yellow Labrador-hound mix hardly ever leaves the former Marines side nuzzling Gimbl when his chronic headaches kick in, cuddling when he senses his owner sinking into depression.
If I have a headache, he actually puts his head on my head, Gimbl, who hasnt been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder but struggles with vertigo, irritability, aggravation and other related symptoms, told the Daily News.
If Im losing my balance, he...
Wednesday November 20th, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Chris Maddefords best friend can open doors and deliver his keys and cellphone on demand. He snuggles up when Maddeford is sad or upset.
AJ, a 6-year-old pure-bred American Labrador retriever, is Maddefords service dog. AJ has been a constant companion since Maddeford, a former U.S. Army sergeant who served in Afghanistan, got him in 2009.
When I came home, I had all these injuries from the war. I had a really hard time adjusting, really hard time fitting back in, said Maddeford, 31, a Boston...
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