Posts Tagged 'awareness'

How Parkinson’s Disease Can Change One’s Life

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Parkinson’s Disease is a neuro-degenerative disease that affects one’s motor skills at first, but can eventually lead to other mental issues as well as a side affect of this disease. Parkinson’s Disease is caused by the lack of dopamine produced by the neurons in the substantia negra section of the brain. Dopamine is a chemical responsible for relaying messages between the substantia negra section of the brain to others in order to regulate movements and other motor skills needed on a daily basis. Over time, an individual with Parkinson’s Diseases looses the ability to make smooth, coordinated movements because many of the neurons that produce dopamine are damaged, and not enough dopamine is produced by the substantia negra for normal body movements to occur.

Posted by Shelly Duell Aug 21, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Use As Directed: How to Reduce Potential Side Effects

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Today, there really is pretty much a pill to cure most of what can ail you. Advances in pharmacological science have led to a dramatic increase in the number of prescription drugs available on the marketplace. This increase in availability has allowed people with previously unmanageable conditions to see an improved quality of life. Diseases that used to negatively impact one’s life, or perhaps even cut one’s life short, can now be managed or even treated thanks to sophisticated new pharmaceutical drugs.

Posted by David Glenn Aug 20, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Depression And Sport

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Robin Williams’ recent suicide has brought the topic of depression and mental health once again into the public sphere. Like Williams, many other comedians, both past and present, have suffered from depression and psychological demons. Indeed, while they appear bright and invincible onstage, behind closed doors many of these professional funnymen often struggle with self-loathing and the tragic spiral of self-destruction.

Posted by Henry Croft Aug 19, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Brain Injury 101

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1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury occur each year in America and require hospitalization. In all cases, damage to the brain can cause changes of consciousness that may be short-term or longer lasting. Many patients stricken with TBI suffer with reduced levels of functioning in multiple areas of life. Despite the severity of its consequences and the frequency of its occurrence, traumatic brain injury is still widely misunderstood. Below is a deeper look at brain injury.

Posted by Shelly Duell Aug 18, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Sudden Disability

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Disabilities caused by an injury or sudden illness such as a stroke, an accident, or complications from surgery can be extremely difficult to endure. For example, pineal tumors are located deep within the brain and can cause a host of serious issues, including visual impairments, memory problems, and seizures. If the tumor grows large enough, it can even be life-threatening.

Posted by Chris Meloni Aug 14, 2014 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Become Aware Of Different Vision Problems and Their Symptoms

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Vision problems are most commonly the refractive error that occurs when the shape of the eye prevents the light from focusing directly on the retina. Usually the length of the eyeball, aging of the lens or changes in the shape of the cornea can be the reason behind the cause of refractive errors. Most of the people can suffer from one or more of these conditions.

Posted by Daniel Clark Jul 29, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Unified Sports: Building Teamwork Between Students of all Ability Levels

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Students with special needs often feel ostracized in their schools, despite efforts to integrate them into the least restrictive environment. General Education (ed.) students sometimes don’t know how to interact with their peers with disabilities. They might ignore special ed. students, act overeager to help them or, in the worst scenarios, bully them.

Posted by Chris Meloni Jul 25, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Couch potato – NO MORE!

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Having a hard time motivating yourself to work out? I do all the time! I always find a barrier to exercising. My excuses range from; the gym is out of my way, I have no energy, I don’t have enough time… and the list could go on and on. Some days my head will come up with any lie to avoid working out. BUT there is a solution, that’s right- we can fix this!

Posted by Mica Drigger Jul 23, 2014 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

Disability Check

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As we move forward in our quest to be more of an inclusive society one of the issues that seems to hide under the radar but yet is becoming more apparent is the concern of capturing accurate numbers of disability population. I was recently asked if I objected to being called or referred to as a person with a disability. I politely responded

Posted by Bob Lujano Jul 18, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Gluten-Free

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I am sure that by now you have at least heard of the ever-so-trendy Gluten-free diet.   A lot of celebrities, like Gwyneth Paltrow and others have put some attention on this new fad. What you may not be aware of is the fact that

Posted by Katie Hammond Jul 07, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments