5 Wellness Mantras

Sep 02, 2014
5 Wellness Mantras

Life can seem colorless and a chore if you have a chronic illness or have recently acquired a disability. You are going to have to get used to a new way of living. There’s naturally issues of anger, grief, and self-doubt inside you. It would be the easiest thing in the world to sink into depression and start looking at life in terms of what you’ve lost rather than all that which you have still got going for you. You are probably in no mood to be preached to, but the fact that you are reading this article indicates that you are a positive person that wants to try to do something about how you feel. That your main challenge in life is to make the most of what you have been given.


Your quick guide to identifying prescription pills

Sep 01, 2014
Your quick guide to identifying prescription pills

Sometimes, the pills cannot be easily distinguished from others. This can make it hard for one who has vision or other problems identifying a pill that isn’t marked. Pills can come in different colors and styles. If a caretaker working with a patient has trouble identifying pills, it may be difficult to care for the sick person. Here are some tips for identifying pills.


Five reasons you need antimicrobial membrane keypads for medical devices

Aug 29, 2014
Five reasons you need antimicrobial membrane keypads for medical devices

 

Like many other types of machines, medical devices often come equipped with keypads so that the data required for their operations may be entered into them. For instance, keypads attached to hospital beds can be used to maneuver them and to weigh patients. There are several types of keypads and nowhere is the choice more important than in the field of medicine. Membrane keypads – the kind that have their keys embedded into the surface – are the absolute best kind for the purpose; five reasons for this will be outlined below.


Go the extra mile

Aug 28, 2014
Go the extra mile

Perhaps you know someone who has a disability and you want to do all you can to provide support. Whatever the reason behind your desires, there are some things you can do in order to truly lend a hand and give someone a leg up. This can either mean you get directly involved with an organization or a group of people, or it can mean you go the extra mile and actually get trained in a particular field. The truth is that no matter what avenue you choose helping anyone will never be a waste of your time.


It’s not about the Ice

Aug 27, 2014
It's not about the Ice

 

Welcome to the ice age! No not the one over a billion years ago. I am talking about the one that is going on every single day and night in every corner of America. The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been the social media darling that is sweeping the nation. Since the end of last week, the ALS Association had received $22.9 million in “Ice Bucket” donations. It seems to almost double every week.


Stop before Work-Related Stress Becomes a Health Issue

Aug 26, 2014
Stop before Work-Related Stress Becomes a Health Issue

The nature of how work is done has changed radically over the years. It is a far more competitive and cutthroat world today than ever before. Long hours, inadequate rest and constant pressure to perform can take a huge toll on the mental health of anyone.


How to Prevent Dehydration and Injury in Summer Sports

Aug 25, 2014
How to Prevent Dehydration and Injury in Summer Sports

Staying hydrated and keeping fluids in the body during hot months and while participating in active sports is essential to avoid heat stroke and other potential illnesses or serious conditions. Knowing how to prevent hydration and injury in any summer sports you are participating in is a way for you to ensure you are staying safe and healthy regardless of you level of physical activity and the time of year you are spending outdoors.


How Parkinson’s Disease Can Change One’s Life

Aug 21, 2014
How Parkinson's Disease Can Change One's Life

 

Parkinson’s Disease is a neuro-degenerative disease that affects one’s motor skills at first, but can eventually lead to other mental issues as well as a side affect of this disease. Parkinson’s Disease is caused by the lack of dopamine produced by the neurons in the substantia negra section of the brain. Dopamine is a chemical responsible for relaying messages between the substantia negra section of the brain to others in order to regulate movements and other motor skills needed on a daily basis. Over time, an individual with Parkinson’s Diseases looses the ability to make smooth, coordinated movements because many of the neurons that produce dopamine are damaged, and not enough dopamine is produced by the substantia negra for normal body movements to occur.


Use As Directed: How to Reduce Potential Side Effects

Aug 20, 2014
Use As Directed: How to Reduce Potential Side Effects

Today, there really is pretty much a pill to cure most of what can ail you. Advances in pharmacological science have led to a dramatic increase in the number of prescription drugs available on the marketplace. This increase in availability has allowed people with previously unmanageable conditions to see an improved quality of life. Diseases that used to negatively impact one’s life, or perhaps even cut one’s life short, can now be managed or even treated thanks to sophisticated new pharmaceutical drugs.


Depression And Sport

Aug 19, 2014
Depression And Sport

Robin Williams’ recent suicide has brought the topic of depression and mental health once again into the public sphere. Like Williams, many other comedians, both past and present, have suffered from depression and psychological demons. Indeed, while they appear bright and invincible onstage, behind closed doors many of these professional funnymen often struggle with self-loathing and the tragic spiral of self-destruction.