Disability: Redefining Fashion

May 26, 2015
Disability: Redefining Fashion

The fashion industry no more operates on a singular vision of beauty. No matter, if you are not extremely thin, tall and fair, you are still beautiful. But, what is the beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness—ableism. Not anymore, the fashion industry is becoming more diverse in terms of size and race including people with disabilities.


2015: Top 10 Global Health Issues

May 21, 2015
2015: Top 10 Global Health Issues

Many non-profit organizations across the globe are trying their best to work against many deadly diseases. At the beginning of 2014, global health community (GHC) was focused to fight against the diseases like family planning, HIV, maternal health, etc. At that time, no one had thought that, Ebola would take up the entire limelight, pushing others on the side.


Older Americans Month: How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active

May 20, 2015
Older Americans Month: How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active

May is Older Americans Month, a tradition started by President Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens in 1963 to honor the ways that older people, both past and present, have contributed to the nation and to their communities.

In honor of Older Americans Month, I’d like to take a look at a couple of great ways to stay active–both physically and mentally–as we get older!


ADA Freedom Ride

May 19, 2015
ADA Freedom Ride

Today in Birmingham, Alabama was my first event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). We had in attendance community leaders, health organizations, state, and city representatives. However, there was something missing…


Steps to avoid Skin Issues

May 18, 2015
Steps to avoid Skin Issues

 

Skin problems are one of the prime reasons as to why people approach a skin doctor. Every individual at some point may have skin problems. To deal with certain types of skin conditions such as rosacea, ringworm, epidermis, etc. it is very important to approach a professional skin doctor. When avoided, skin issues can become risky and may lead to other types of illnesses or infections.


Alternatives for Depression

May 14, 2015
Alternatives for Depression

A mental health treatment plan for depression typically involves cognitive behavioral therapy and some kind of antidepressant to regulate abnormal neurotransmitter levels in the brain. Even alcohol recovery programs or drug detox programs use antidepressants to help patients cope with anxiety, depression and cravings for drugs or alcohol. However, a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Mo. reports that laughing gas may provide relief from severe depression.


What Can We Do to Promote Autism Acceptance?

May 11, 2015
What Can We Do to Promote Autism Acceptance?

Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is extremely common–the organization Autism Speaks reports that the prevalence of autism in children has risen to 1 in 68. Every person with ASD is different and experiences different circumstances.


Michael J Fox Leads The Way . . .

May 08, 2015
Michael J Fox Leads The Way . . .

Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease as we know is a progressive, incurable illness. It brings with it impaired balance and coordination, marked by trembling hands, arms, legs, face and stiffness of body. Back in 1998, Michael J. Fox announced he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s seven years earlier at the age of 30.


Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

May 07, 2015
Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

 

Prostate cancer is a disease that only affects men, and can be difficult to diagnose initially. Affecting the gland that is responsible for secreting the fluid that contains semen, it is also the second most common cancer diagnosed in men. It was estimated that over 230,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, and health care officials agree that understanding this disease is the best way to help prevent it from affecting the quality of your life.


Lyme Disease Awareness

May 06, 2015
Lyme Disease Awareness

 

The month of May signals the start of summer. As Lyme Disease Awareness Month, it also reminds us that we should be on guard to protect ourselves and our loved ones against this increasingly common bacterial infection. You can make good use of this month by learning more about Lyme disease and how it can impact your health and that of your family members. You can also learn what steps to take if you or someone you know suspect that you have Lyme disease.