The People Factor

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I came across an old photograph from 1979.  In the picture, I am lying across a therapy ball that is about four times my size.  My Dad is swaying me back and forth on the ball, performing my nightly stretching exercises.  The exercises were designed to keep my leg muscles loose and pliable. 

Posted by Kerry Mar 14, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Disability Disclosure and Accommodations

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I define accommodation as any change that helps a person overcome or work around their disability.  The change can be physical (e.g. moving to a different location, making additional space, or moving furniture or equipment to clear an aisle).  The change can also be programmatic (e.g. giving a person more time or providing equipment to assist in task completion). 

Posted by Kerry Mar 13, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Lawsuit over “Pet” vs. “Therapy Animal” vs.” Service Animal” in university dorm

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The US courts are currently trying to determine what exactly qualifies as a “service animal”. The Justice Department has the responsibility of enforcing ADA legislation on service animals- but what, exactly, is a service animal? Some want to say that their pet dog, cat, monkey, snake or tarantula is a service animal because it helps them feel calm and less anxious.

Posted by Tanya Feb 23, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 11 Comments

What is Botox?

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What is Botox? Botox (botulinum toxin) is a naturally occurring bacteria that has been used in medical treatments related to muscle over-activity as well as for cosmetic purposes.

Posted by Tanya Feb 21, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Lack of deep sleep may contribute to high blood pressure.

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A lack of deep sleep may contribute to high blood pressure.  A study done on older men found that those who reported having less deep sleep were 80% more likely to develop high blood pressure.  Several factors may contribute to lowering the amount of deep sleep a person has. These may include having sleep apnea, taking medications that interfere with sleep or having other health issues that inhibit good rest (such as frequent awakening and having to get up often at night).

Posted by Tanya Feb 16, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

12 Ways To Take Care Of Your Kidneys

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Kidneys are the most important organs that play a vital role in excreting drugs and toxins from the body. NSAIDS and statins, aspirin and Tylenol are some common toxins. Many other factors are there that can harm your kidneys. They include fatness, undergoing root canal treatment along with dental mercury amalgams, exposure to toxic substances, use of peptides and laundry detergents, artificial sweeteners, taking sodas, and candies.

Posted by guest Feb 15, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Federal Government Plans to Boost Disability Employment

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The federal government is making plans to boost disability employment!  For over a quarter of a century federal contractors and subcontractors have been required to make “a reasonable effort” to include people with disabilities in their workforce. However, without any measurable goals the law was able to enforce only that the company made a “reasonable effort” for affirmative action.

Posted by Tanya Feb 14, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

How to get your website into compliance with ADA

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Everyone who has a website will want to find out how to prepare for the newest upcoming ADA regulations on accommodation for people with vision and hearing impairments. After March 15th Federal watchdogs will be checking employer websites (as a starting place) to assure that they are not violating accessibility standards for people with vision and hearing impairments.  This is being done to ensure that PWD have equal access to employment in the community.

Posted by Tanya Feb 09, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Wrestler with Visual Impairment new addition to the West Anchorage High School Team

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Paul Tandy started off the season with no wrestling knowledge beyond what he had learned from the occasional wrestling watch with his siblings. Despite facing numerous challenges he has learned the basics of the sport posting a season record of 5-14 in the 113-pound weight class.

Posted by Tamika Jones Feb 03, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

What diet do the experts recommend?

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What diet do the experts recommend? Well of course we could never get all of the experts to agree on anything!  But by putting together what a number of current writers have to offer, we came up with the following short list of Do’s to help us keep our weight in check.

Posted by Tanya Feb 02, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments