Posts Tagged 'awareness'

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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

Purple Day for Epilepsy

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An interesting thing happened to me while looking up information on this topic. I was surprised at what I found. Surprised to learn the idea of Purple for Epilepsy was started by a young girl. Cassidy Megan is credited as the Founder of Purple Day.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Mar 26, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Swimming with Class

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This past week a controversy was raised in regards to Ian Silverman being classed out of Paralympic swimming by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Many questions have been raised about how this could happen? How terrible? What now? What must not be forgotten is the important role that classification plays in all Paralympic sports, especially swimming.

Posted by Aimee Bruder Mar 24, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

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When you think of March, it usually involves leprechauns, college basketball, and spring. It is also National Nutrition Month, a yearly campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. The goal is to encourage everyone to create eating and physical activity plans that focus on consuming fewer calories, making educated food choices, and getting exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of disease, and promote overall health. The goal is to create a plan for life.

Posted by Kris Gratias Mar 18, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

World Glaucoma Week Brings Awareness, Information

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World Glaucoma Week is March 8 to the 14. This is a joint initiative of both the World Glaucoma Patients Association (WGPA) and World Glaucoma Association (WGA) in hopes of raising awareness toward glaucoma. It’s also a time to spread awareness on how it can affect you and your eyesight.

Posted by Jade Rich Mar 16, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Hidden Downside of Workplace Wellness Programs

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Stress management workshops, gym membership reimbursement, support groups and flu shot clinics are popular examples of workplace wellness programs. Wondering if your employer offers this type of program? There is a good chance it does — more than 90 percent of large employers and 73 percent of small employers offer this employee perk.

Posted by Adam Levenson Mar 13, 2015 Posted in Disability 3 Comments