Posts Tagged 'awareness'

So, what is in a name?

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Over the last few days the issues of derogative names and language have been part of an interesting discussion in our sport world. As a matter of fact it has been going on over the past few months if you include a certain west coast owner of a basketball team and an apologetic horse owner. Today, we are dealing with another professional sport team that is dealing with a similar issue.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 19, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

The challenges facing an aging population

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Thanks to improved social and health care in the UK many people are now living longer. In fact, there’s not only been an increase in centenarians (individuals over 100), but a rise in super-centenarians (those who live to see 110 and beyond). While this is great news in many respects, there are also many challenges facing an aging population including:

Posted by Chris Meloni Jun 18, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Journey & Destination

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I take exception to the quote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” My suggested change is: life is a journey AND a destination. While I agree that we never completely arrive, it also seems that along the journey, we do seek out and hopefully enjoy destinations.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Jun 12, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Real Triple Crown

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Here is something out of the gate sport fans: Wealthy owner makes controversial public statements. I know we have heard this all before from a certain owner from the west coast. But just in case you missed this episode of how to make obnoxious comments, I give you Mr. Steve Coburn who compared a horse race loss to playing basketball against a kid in a wheelchair.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 11, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Earthing/Grounding: The Natural Remedy to Reduce Inflammation and Pain

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Recently I attended a three day workshop that introduced a new spin on an ancient method of reducing pain and inflammation through connecting with the earth. This method is currently known as Earthing or Grounding and has gained popularity since the 2010 book, Earthing: the Most Important Health Discovery Ever? by Clint Ober. I just purchased the book, and am currently engrossed in the pages, having just experienced some of the Earthing exercises at my workshop.

Posted by Sheila Cook Jun 05, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

My Experiences at the School for People who are Deaf

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I am the middle child in a group of three children. My youngest brother is a man who is deaf. He is very independent and upon seeing him you would not even suspect he was deaf. When we were growing up the three of us were just a couple of years apart and we did everything together.

Posted by Ashley Hardway Jun 04, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Music Stimulation for Those With Brain Injury

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Since man’s early days, it has been used to relate history, to tell stories, calm fears and call others to action. Research finds that music can also be used as a therapy for a number of different conditions, such as brain injury from accidents or stroke. We can also use music therapy to help those with traumatic brain injury to achieve full function and increase a sense of wellbeing. 

Posted by Shelly Duell Jun 03, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Manage diabetes for healthy living

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Being diagnosed with diabetes is very difficult for the patient and his family as it is a lifelong disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which there are elevated blood glucose levels due to insulin malfunctioning. Insulin is a vital hormone released by the pancreas that allows the entry of sugar into the blood cells. It regulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Any problem in its effective release results in…

Posted by Todd Kosher May 20, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

5 Common Preventable Diseases in Children

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Infants and children are vulnerable to many preventable diseases, and not only in developing countries. Immunization can make a huge difference in bringing infant and child mortality under control in both the developing and the developed worlds, but significant obstacles stand in the way.

Posted by Daphne Holmes May 16, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

4 Tips for Better Pain Management

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A healthcare professional knows that pain is one of the best indicators that something’s not right with a patient, but there’s a fine line between using that pain to alert you something needs to be done and keeping the pain from causing traumatizing discomfort for patients. If you work in an ICU or a hospital, pain is an everyday challenge for healthcare professionals and their patients. Meet with your colleagues to discuss methods of better pain management at your facility; there’s no right or wrong way to debate it, but there are a few ideas to assist in dealing with the level of pain your patients feel.

Posted by Chris Meloni May 15, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments