American Heart Month And Preventative Care

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You spend so much time taking care of everyone around you… this February, Heart Awareness Month reminds you to take care of yourself, too. People with disabilities are at an increased risk for heart disease and with 735,000 people per year being diagnosed with this condition, it is clear that we have to be more proactive about the way we live and the way we eat. According to the Adventist University of Health Sciences Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, more people are passing away from heart disease than from all types of cancers combined.  Most heart disease is entirely preventable with 34% of cases being avoidable by making these simple lifestyle changes:

Posted by Audrey Willis Feb 05, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

10 After School Activities for Students with Learning Difficulties

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Make no mistake – students with learning disabilities may be smarter, a lot smarter, than their peers. Does Einstein ring a bell? This theoretical physicist and arguably the smartest man who ever lived was dyslexic. So were Thomas Edison and Leonardo da Vinci before him.

Posted by Sandra John Feb 04, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Leafy Greens to Prevent Glaucoma

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We all know that leafy greens are good for your diet, but their value has just been reinforced by a study that found a measurable decrease in glaucoma rates among those who ate a lot of them.(1) Today, we’re going to explore the impact of this finding – and, more importantly, how it can help you.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Jan 20, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Slow Change

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As we celebrate the man who was instrumental in writing the Civil Rights Act, which was signed in 1964 to benefit all Americans, there is still one group of citizens who are waiting for this act to benefit them. These are the 56 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to participate in a mainstream society. However, because of the 64 act, steps have been made to address this issue.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 18, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

6 Tips to Enable You to Walk the Path of Recovery After Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results when there is a traumatic injury to the head or to the body, or when there is a penetrating wound in the head.

Posted by Kathleen Standley Jan 08, 2016 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

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Folic acid, also known as folate, is a water soluble B-vitamin that your body needs to function properly. One of its main purposes from an adequate intake is to prevent birth defects, which can result with cranial, spinal, and other physical disabilities. Folic acid forms new blood cells in the body and is responsible for DNA synthesis.  Folic acid awareness week is this week, January 3rd-9th, and here is your quick snippet on what you need to know about this vitamin.

Posted by Rebecca Cline Jan 04, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

A Year in Review

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As the end of the year brings forth a new year, we should all take this opportunity to think about how this year has been. Has it turned out the way you wanted? Did you get to accomplish every goal that you set? Did you even set any goals?

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 01, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Holiday Exercise?

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For the last 2 months, I have been in full swing rugby exercise mode. It is the height of athletic season. However, there is one thing that can slow down or even stop the growth of an athlete. The holidays!

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 28, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Tis’ the Season to be…

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At this time of the year as we look to buys gifts and decide who has been naughty and who has been nice. Let’s not forget to check ourselves.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 23, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

How Hiring People with Disabilities Helps Your Company

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A company is always better when it hires people from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. One way to help your company increases its diversity while becoming a better place to work is to hire people who have disabilities. Whether an employee is missing a limb, suffers from Down Syndrome or has trouble walking or talking, that person could still be a talented worker and an asset to the team.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 21, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment