6 Superior Service Dogs: Brief History & Health Issues

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In the distant past, service dogs were primarily seen assisting those with sight problems, our police and military personnel, but nowadays you will see them practically everywhere. For more than 43 million people who are disabled in the United States, it’s estimated there are almost 400,000 service dogs assisting this differently abled population.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Jun 03, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Osteoporosis and Exercise

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Osteoporosis is defined as having porous bones.  It is a progressive lose of bone that has an increased risk for bone fractures to those individuals diagnosed.  Often times we think this diagnosis comes with a decrease in activity for the safety of our health.  However, more and more studies are coming available that show the need to move with Osteoporosis in a safe way.   

Posted by Windy Wills May 23, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

5 Ways Chronic Stress Impacts Our Mental Health

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Stress is one condition that most people experience, yet hesitate to accept. It may persist either for a short time or affect your overall mental health, advancing to critical mental illness. This condition can be experienced during an overwhelming or emotionally-charged situation that leads to biochemical, physiological in the brain and behavioral changes in the patient. These changes impact your personality and approach towards life.

Posted by Swati Kapoor May 11, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Playing sports – It benefits more than your health

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Whew! I made it through another semester of graduate school. Interestingly, one of my assignments for this semester required me to complete extensive research into a topic of my choosing. In the end my topic, as it often does, centered on adaptive sports. Since the health benefits of sports participation are well known, I was intrigued by non-health benefits that can be derived from playing sports.

Posted by Phillip Crain May 09, 2016 Posted in Disability, Obesity 4 Comments

Older Americans Month: The Impact of an Aging Population in the Workplace

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May is Older Americans Month, a time when we celebrate health awareness and how this practice can help us all to age happier, be healthier and live longer, more productive lives. Because 31.4 million of us over the age of 55 are still in the workforce, most health awareness can and should start in the workplace. These numbers are not going anywhere any time soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be even larger numbers of older Americans in the workplace by 2022 with 41.7 million people gainfully employed. This suggests that now more than ever, employers must pay careful attention to make the workplace a safer, healthier and happier place for employees of all ages.

Posted by Audrey Willis May 04, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

The Importance of Social Support Following Injury

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On November 11, 2015, I sat on a medical exam table waiting for the orthopedic surgeon to return with the results of an MRI.  In the span of two months, I went from walking between two and three miles a day to barely being able to walk across a room.  The cause of this decline was not clear.  The speed of the decline and my lack of physical ability was alarming. 

Posted by Kerry Apr 25, 2016 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Working In America

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Do you have a job? I am sure that many of us do. I am sure there are many of us that love to work at their jobs. Conversely there are many Americans that do not like to work. Being a person with a disability, I have to work. Yet, many with disabilities do not get this opportunity.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 22, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Aquatic Exercise for Edema

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You hate to start a blog with the words “consult your physician” but in the case of edema it becomes a necessary part of health and wellness.

Posted by Windy Wills Apr 18, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

It’s that time of year to Celebrate and Remember

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What is that sound that I hear? Oh yes, it is the sound of a bat cracking while it hits a ball. It is the popping of a ball into a glove and oh yes, the smell of free cut green grass. You know that I am talking about baseball.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 15, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The World’s Instrument of Peace is Sport

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In my 20 plus years of wheelchair sport, the most enjoyable experiences have been traveling to various countries to compete against other countries.  Over my various travels I have had to honor of competing against some of the most competitive athletes I n the world. But I also have met some of the friendliest people. Many of which I still keep in touch with today.  I am not sure which is my favorite country, but what I enjoyed the most while overseas was knowing that I might not have spoken the same language or had similar faiths, but we certainly had one thing in common  was the love of sport.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 13, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments