Posts Tagged 'awareness'

Adults with Autism

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According to the Autism Society, as of 2014, over 3.5 million Americans are currently living with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of these people are under the age of 22, but this group of children will soon be aging into adulthood, and many experts are concerned that few people know enough about adults living with ASD.
Fortunately, there is still quite a bit of important information that research has proven about adults living with autism that can be helpful for you as you provide support to your loved ones.

Posted by Alexa Elheart Apr 15, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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Parkinson’s disease impacts more than one million people in the U.S. and can strike as early as age 50. It affects both men and women equally and as many as 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. With symptoms like tremors, slowed movements, rigid muscles, and altered posture and balance, this condition forces patients to change their everyday lives and relearn how to function in public. Fortunately, the public is becoming more understanding of this condition through efforts such as Parkinson’s Awareness Month each April.

Posted by Jade Rich Apr 14, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Physical Effects of Long-Term Substance Abuse

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Substance abuse and addiction are serious conditions with a variety of harmful effects on health and wellness. From complications relating to mental health, to physical risks and damages, long-term drug use can have drastic effects on overall well-being.

Posted by Ruby Andrew Apr 13, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Athlete and Hero Forever

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Today is a day of celebration. No, not because it is the end of the week but because we get the chance to celebrate the accomplishments of a young athlete. An athlete who transcended the word. An athlete who showed us how to play and how to live.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 10, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Still Marching Forward

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Navy veteran Larry Belfer has compromised, but never conceded to the rare but aggressive cancer that has changed his life dramatically.

Posted by Tim Povtak Apr 09, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

This is the day…

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Monday April 6th is the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the importance of sports world-wide.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 07, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Attempting to Dispel Myths

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This month we take a few moments to recognize Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. As with other disabilities, there are many misconceptions out there about having this disability. In this post, I’m going to try and dispel a few of them. While it might be a shock, or even a bit upsetting for a parent to find out their child has been diagnosed with this disability, it shouldn’t be seen as “the end of the world.”Believe it or not, there are many people with CP who live successful and fulfilling lives, despite their limitations. Early intervention is the best first step in the right direction. Different interventions can benefit the person through their early years, into adulthood and beyond. There are many adults who are doctors, parents and even movie stars that live with Cerebral Palsy.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Apr 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle II

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As the month of March is winding down and National Nutrition Month is coming to a close, let us look at ways that we can “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” for months to come. The focus of the month was to consume less calories, make educated food decisions, and make exercise a regular part of your life. Did you make changes towards leading a healthier lifestyle in March?  

Posted by Kris Gratias Mar 31, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month

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Blood clots stand out as one of the most dangerous health risks of all time. Despite the danger, however, many people mistakenly believe that blood clots could never happen to them. To counter this disbelief and to make more people aware of this condition, March has been designated as Blood Clot Awareness Month. The public awareness campaign held during this month could save your life or that of a loved one. Why Blood Clot Awareness Month?

Posted by Jade Rich Mar 30, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Spasticity and Warm Water

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The benefits of warm water movement with individuals dealing with spasticity are immeasurable.

Posted by Windy Wills Mar 27, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments