Posts Tagged 'awareness'

2015: Top 10 Global Health Issues

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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.

Posted by Alice Mason May 21, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Older Americans Month: How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active

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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!

Posted by Alexa Elheart May 20, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

ADA Freedom Ride

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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…

Posted by Bob Lujano May 19, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Steps to avoid Skin Issues

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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.

Posted by Daniel Clark May 18, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

What Can We Do to Promote Autism Acceptance?

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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.

Posted by Alexa Elheart May 11, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Michael J Fox Leads The Way . . .

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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.

Posted by Allan Checkoway May 08, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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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.

Posted by Evlin Symon May 07, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Lyme Disease Awareness

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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.

Posted by Jade Rich May 06, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Life Giving Commitment

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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.

Posted by Aimee Bruder May 01, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

JMU hosts Ability Olympics

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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.

Posted by Josh pate Apr 29, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments