Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

May 07, 2015
Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

 

Prostate cancer is a disease that only affects men, and can be difficult to diagnose initially. Affecting the gland that is responsible for secreting the fluid that contains semen, it is also the second most common cancer diagnosed in men. It was estimated that over 230,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, and health care officials agree that understanding this disease is the best way to help prevent it from affecting the quality of your life.


Lyme Disease Awareness

May 06, 2015
Lyme Disease Awareness

 

The month of May signals the start of summer. As Lyme Disease Awareness Month, it also reminds us that we should be on guard to protect ourselves and our loved ones against this increasingly common bacterial infection. You can make good use of this month by learning more about Lyme disease and how it can impact your health and that of your family members. You can also learn what steps to take if you or someone you know suspect that you have Lyme disease.


Living the Dream!

May 04, 2015
Living the Dream!

April 15-19 saw the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville, KY as the host to the largest wheelchair basketball competition in the sports illustrious history. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was represented by nearly 70 teams across 5 different divisions in what was some of the most fantastic athletic competition around. Some twelve courts were laid down in the expo center with wheelchair hoops going on for nearly 4 days in what seemed like around the clock action. Vendors, fans, and athletes alike all showed up full of energy for what turned out to be a fantastic event.


Life Giving Commitment

May 01, 2015
Life Giving Commitment

The world met Lauren Hill. She was a college basketball player who realized a dream of playing for Mount St. Joseph  in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 19 year old achieved her goal while battling brain cancer.


JMU hosts Ability Olympics

Apr 29, 2015
JMU hosts Ability Olympics

On April 17-18, we hosted an event at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, that we call Ability Olympics with the mission of showing how everyone can be an athlete. I work with Dr. Tom Moran on this event (he does weekly programming for youth with disabilities to stay physically active), and our goal has been simple: provide sport opportunities to people with disabilities because we did not have those opportunities growing up.


Adaptive Tennis Anyone?

Apr 28, 2015
Adaptive Tennis Anyone?

When we think of adaptive sports, also known as sports for people with disabilities, we usually think of wheelchair basketball, which not only has an international following, it’s also a Paralympic sport. However, basketball is not the only adaptive sport out there; there is also wheelchair rugby, Goalball for the visually impaired, cycling, and tennis, all of which are also Paralympic events.


Care for Older Adults for Caregivers

Apr 27, 2015
Care for Older Adults for Caregivers

 

As adults get older, they deal with various health and mental issues. As a caregiver or nurse, it is important to give older patients specialized, individualized care. Caring for an older adult becomes increasingly difficult without guidelines and practices to follow. 


Fitness Leaders

Apr 24, 2015
Fitness Leaders

In a recent USA Today article the US surgeon general states that he will soon make a call to action for people to be walking. This of course includes all people even those with limb loss. More importantly all people with disabilities.


Why do we Run?

Apr 22, 2015
Why do we Run?

Two years ago was not that long ago. 730 days to be exact. Yet for some, two years can be a lifetime ago. For others it can be a life-changing moment. This was the case for Rebekah Gregory.


San Diego Mass Transit Mishap

Apr 21, 2015
San Diego Mass Transit Mishap

At times, the presence of someone’s disability comes into question for one reason or another. Whether it’s to receive benefits like Medicaid, or even to receive services from non-profits through certain grants, at one time or another people who live with a disability have to show some sort of proof of that actual fact to a person in some capacity of authority. On the flip side, maybe we’ve seen someone parked in a disabled parking spot and when they get out of the car, that person doesn’t have an assistive device to help them walk.