Diabetes Care Better Now

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Over the years, diabetes care has become relatively easier. Thanks to the newer technology, which allows advancement in the diabetes medical field, diabetic patients today are in better positions than diabetic patients in the 1980s and 1990s. Things are definitely looking better now for diabetics.

Posted by Arjay Miller Nov 23, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

International Day of Tolerance

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On November 16, I will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day for Tolerance by doing what I usually fail to do; I will pack away my assumptions in my bag when I interact with people. This conscious effort is difficult for someone who looks different compared to the societal norm, someone with a physical disability or someone who can’t interact in a socially acceptable way because of their limitations is daily confronted with intolerance.

Posted by Julia Rodes Nov 16, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Activity during the Fall

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In my 35 years as a quad amputee physical activity has been the main reason for my weight maintaining a consistent variable. This has been advantages for me staying active. The problem at times has been trying to find the time, activities or just exercises in general to maintain and advance my physical fitness. With over 54 million people with disabilities and only a few being physically fit, I fall into a category in which secondary health conditions can be an issue as I advance in my age. Hence, it is imperative that I develop, maintain and increase my physical fitness regimen. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 12, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Health for Seniors During Winter Months

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The winter months can feel a little isolating for seniors, particularly when ice and snow accumulates, making it harder to get out and enjoy the outdoors and other everyday activities. Winter, with the shortened daylight hours, can also challenge an individual’s overall well being, making many feel tired, unmotivated, and even a bit depressed. Fortunately, like every other season of the year, it’s possible to stay healthy and active, making the snowy season a little more enjoyable.

Posted by Donna Fitzgerald Nov 04, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

National Healthy Skin Month

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It’s National Healthy Skin Month, and World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day (November 19th) is just around the corner.  It is important to raise awareness about pressure sores because they can become infected or even life-threatening very quickly.

Posted by Rebecca Cline Nov 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Now that is a Treat!

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As we approach the holiday season. I enjoy traveling and participating in all types of activities. I am always down for all the different ways to celebrate Halloween. I enjoy it because in life it’s great to celebrate and fellowship with each other. At this time of year, celebrating is all right with me.

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 30, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Questions arise from Neal’s airline issue

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The 29-year-old man with cerebral palsy allegedly waited more than 30 minutes on a United Airlines plane parked at a Reagan International Airport gate while workers were supposed to bring an aisle wheelchair to his seat so he could get off the plane and go to the restroom. So, he decided to crawl down the aisle to disembark the plane and get his own wheelchair.

Posted by Josh pate Oct 28, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Happy Diversity Awareness Month!

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Did you know that people with disabilities are the nation’s largest minority? 

Posted by Rebecca Cline Oct 22, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Athletes on the Move

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With our nation’s quest to fight obesity and health issues, there is one of group of Athlete’s that are setting a standard of excellence that everyone should reach for. These are athletes that are visually impaired. They are on the move and taking this country with them. These Athletes may have vision impairments but they are trendsetters in regards to athletic inclusion.

Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 19, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Dad’s Perspective

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I was asked to write a blog about raising a child with a disability from a Dad’s perspective.  At first I thought this would be a great topic.  But then I was like, “what the heck is a blog”? So, after discussing what a “ blog” is, I am like, I can do this because a blog is just like talking to someone, but in written form versus spoken. I can do that because I sell for a living and can talk forever, the hard part is to make it worthy of reading.  I hope you like my perspective/story.

Posted by Mathew Malawski Oct 15, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments