Automotive Injuries that lead to disabilities

Oct 30, 2014
Automotive Injuries that lead to disabilities

Almost anyone with a disability in an automobile accident will tell you that it ultimately doesn’t matter how it happened, it only matters that the outcome has changed their lives. That being said, it’s still a good idea to understand the types of injuries that can occur in an automobile accident to understand how the injury occurred, and the options for treatment. It’s also a good idea to learn about these types of injuries to understand how they can be prevented in the future.


Nine Tips on Alzheimer’s Disease

Oct 29, 2014
Nine Tips on Alzheimer's Disease

Sometimes you may forget where you kept your keys or kept the lights on. These things happen to everyone. But what about forgetting what your best friend’s name was? What if you forget how your mother looks like? And what if you are forgetting things on a daily basis, at alarming regularity? important appointment? According to reports, it is said that the brain begins to shrink after an individual hits midlife.


Helping family member’s with diabetes

Oct 28, 2014
Helping family member's with diabetes

Diabetes is an increasingly common illness and one that impacts not only on the individual with the condition, but also on their family. People with a family member who has diabetes find themselves faced with a series of challenges, not only about how they cope with the situation from a personal point of view but, more importantly, how they help their loved one cope with it, physically, emotionally and psychologically.


Dietitian in the Kitchen: Turning Recommendations into Reality

Oct 27, 2014
Dietitian in the Kitchen: Turning Recommendations into Reality

For many people, living a healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming and even out of reach. Whether it’s going to the gym or eating right, the first step can sometimes be the hardest. So where do you begin? Well if you ask me, it’s all about PREPARATION.


Disability sport facing similar issues as women’s sport

Oct 23, 2014
Disability sport facing similar issues as women’s sport

I recently stumbled across an article in the Boston Globe by Shira Springer entitled, “Why do fans ignore women’s pro sports?” You can find it here because it’s worth the read: http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/09/23/why-fans-ignore-women-pro-sports/A37CAUWxMv0cvF5xkkAe1J/story.html


Actively Taking Control Of Your Stress Through Exercise

Oct 22, 2014
Actively Taking Control Of Your Stress Through Exercise

Stress isn’t good for anyone, but according to the American Psychological Association, at least 75% of Americans feel stressed out every day. Constant stress affects our daily lives, and can have a negative impact on our health. It can give you headaches, can make your heart beat faster, can lead to high blood pressure, and can make you less resistant to illness. Extended periods of stress can even lead to heart attack and diabetes over time, and can affect how well you think and feel, too. So before it starts to affect your quality of life, it’s important to take control of it.


Essential advice for creating a disability friendly home

Oct 21, 2014
Essential advice for creating a disability friendly home

While a person with a disability may find life difficult when looking for a neighborhood that is accessible to their specific health condition, an individual can first start to simply their life by rethinking the way they design their home. A disability friendly home is the next best step for a person with a disability to continue on leading an independent lifestyle.


Beginning Stages of Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

Oct 20, 2014
Beginning Stages of Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

Traumatic brain injury, often called TBI, occurs when the soft tissues of the brain strike the interior surfaces of the skull. The injury to the brain can range from mild to severe, and it can cause a number of symptoms, including speech and language problems, gait problems, headache, unconsciousness or even coma. Medical support is critical in minimizing the damage from TBI and in helping the patient to maximize their recovery.


Disability in the workplace: Employer rights and responsibilities

Oct 17, 2014
Disability in the workplace: Employer rights and responsibilities

It is against the law to discriminate against people in the workplace simply because of their appearance, gender, or religion. Similarly, it is also illegal to discriminate against people who may have disabilities, whether they are already part of the workforce or an applicant for a vacant position. This does not only include obvious physical disabilities, such as if a person uses a wheelchair or has ambulatory issues, but also people with intellectual, sensory, and nuerological disabilities.


Think Pink with a splash of water…

Oct 16, 2014
Think Pink with a splash of water…

October brings Cancer awareness and Women’s health issues to focus however, let’s add some water to the mix. Water exercise has a wide range of benefits to anyone who has become de-conditioned from cancer.