Exercise is Important for All

May 29, 2015
Exercise is Important for All

One should never compromise on their mental, physical and emotional well-being.  A regular workout routine can keep your body in its best shape, and the importance of this cannot be stated enough. However, as you go searching about exercises or workouts all you get is a bulk of magazines, websites, and fitness programs all solely dedicated to serve people without any special needs. People who have disabilities are somehow excluded when fitness experts make workout plans. But that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in a regular workout routine.  Even people who are wheelchair or prosthetic users can definitely go for a walk and can similarly make their bodies habitual to a healthy work out with physical exertion, it can work wonders in improving your physical and mental vitality.


12 Safety Tips for Seniors

May 27, 2015
12 Safety Tips for Seniors

Summertime is the time where you can fun around and relax yourselves. Even the schools and colleges remain closed during summertime. But, for the elder person, it can be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. Let’s take a quick sneak peek into the safety tips for the elderly during summertime.


Disability: Redefining Fashion

May 26, 2015
Disability: Redefining Fashion

The fashion industry no more operates on a singular vision of beauty. No matter, if you are not extremely thin, tall and fair, you are still beautiful. But, what is the beauty barrier hidden by its very obviousness—ableism. Not anymore, the fashion industry is becoming more diverse in terms of size and race including people with disabilities.


2015: Top 10 Global Health Issues

May 21, 2015
2015: Top 10 Global Health Issues

Many non-profit organizations across the globe are trying their best to work against many deadly diseases. At the beginning of 2014, global health community (GHC) was focused to fight against the diseases like family planning, HIV, maternal health, etc. At that time, no one had thought that, Ebola would take up the entire limelight, pushing others on the side.


Older Americans Month: How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active

May 20, 2015
Older Americans Month: How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active

May is Older Americans Month, a tradition started by President Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens in 1963 to honor the ways that older people, both past and present, have contributed to the nation and to their communities.

In honor of Older Americans Month, I’d like to take a look at a couple of great ways to stay active–both physically and mentally–as we get older!


ADA Freedom Ride

May 19, 2015
ADA Freedom Ride

Today in Birmingham, Alabama was my first event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). We had in attendance community leaders, health organizations, state, and city representatives. However, there was something missing…


Steps to avoid Skin Issues

May 18, 2015
Steps to avoid Skin Issues

 

Skin problems are one of the prime reasons as to why people approach a skin doctor. Every individual at some point may have skin problems. To deal with certain types of skin conditions such as rosacea, ringworm, epidermis, etc. it is very important to approach a professional skin doctor. When avoided, skin issues can become risky and may lead to other types of illnesses or infections.


Alternatives for Depression

May 14, 2015
Alternatives for Depression

A mental health treatment plan for depression typically involves cognitive behavioral therapy and some kind of antidepressant to regulate abnormal neurotransmitter levels in the brain. Even alcohol recovery programs or drug detox programs use antidepressants to help patients cope with anxiety, depression and cravings for drugs or alcohol. However, a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Mo. reports that laughing gas may provide relief from severe depression.


What Can We Do to Promote Autism Acceptance?

May 11, 2015
What Can We Do to Promote Autism Acceptance?

Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is extremely common–the organization Autism Speaks reports that the prevalence of autism in children has risen to 1 in 68. Every person with ASD is different and experiences different circumstances.


Michael J Fox Leads The Way . . .

May 08, 2015
Michael J Fox Leads The Way . . .

Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disease as we know is a progressive, incurable illness. It brings with it impaired balance and coordination, marked by trembling hands, arms, legs, face and stiffness of body. Back in 1998, Michael J. Fox announced he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s seven years earlier at the age of 30.