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.


Speech Related Issues

Oct 15, 2014
Speech Related Issues

People who have autism or other speech related issues face the problem of communicating socially and may also have behavior problems. The main objective of speech therapy is to improve all the vital aspects of communication including auditory processing. It is used to treat a number of speech related issues in which people face problems in creating or forming speech sounds which is required to communicate with others. The most three common speech related disorders are as follows: dis-fluency, articulation and voice disorders. Speech therapy is probably the best solution to treat these speech related issues.


Dealing with Mental Health

Oct 14, 2014
Dealing with Mental Health

We all know about the World Mental Health Day which is celebrated every year in a month of October. Mental Health Week is being held from 5 to 12 October in 2014. This year’s theme is “Living with Schizophrenia”. Now in this article we will talk about Schizophrenia.


Coping with Mesothelioma

Oct 13, 2014
Coping with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a serious form of cancer. The disease causes tumors to grow in the membranes that surround the organs. It occurs most often in the chest, but it can occur in any part of the body where these membranes occur. The cancer can also metastasize, or spread, to other parts of the body. In the early stages the disease can cause fatigue and respiratory complications; in the later stages the disease can cause damage to the nerves leading to a variety of dysfunctions. If the disease metastasizes, it can cause further disabling symptoms depending on where it spreads. Additionally, some of the treatments used to manage the disease can also be strenuous.


Beat Hibernation By Working Out

Oct 10, 2014
Beat Hibernation By Working Out

With Summer officially over, many of us fall into the trap of being overly active during the sunny weather, to hibernating in fall and winter. Its likely you’ve been doing a lot of exercise, without even realizing you’ve been working out through summer. From hiking or long walks along the beach, to hopping in the pool or playing sports with friends. You’ve probably been a lot more active, and feel better for it. However with the hot weather behind us, and the dark nights approaching, its easy to get stuck in a rut of going to work, going home, and staying warm.