Posts Tagged 'diagnosis'

How Medical Errors Disproportionately Affect People with a Disability

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Recently, a friend of mine went to the hospital with gallbladder problems. While removing her gallbladder, a medical professional nicked her pancreas, causing severe illness for several weeks and unknown complications in the future. This got me thinking, how often do medical errors result in disabilities and other permanent health conditions?

Posted by Jeriann Ireland Jun 14, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

What Can We Do to Help Senior Citizens Through Drug Abuse and Addiction?

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Substance abuse is a problem that has severely plagued humanity’s last 100 years. It’s something that can affect both teens and seniors alike, and according to common knowledge on the matters of drug use, abuse, and addiction, there’s only one thing to blame: the drugs themselves. Human biology is simply too weak to fully resist the chemical hooks that latch onto brain and body, leaving a trail of addicts that need to be policed, jailed, or rehabilitated through some other means. But are the drugs themselves really to blame?

Posted by Rienzi Mosqueda Jun 02, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Hip Hip Hooray: How Exercise Can Keep Your Hips Healthy

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Whether you want to recover from a fractured hip as quickly and effectively as possible, or you want to avoid breaking it in the first place, then get moving! Staying physically active can massively reduce the risk of breaking a hip, and can be a huge help to the rehabilitation process if you do have the bad luck to get a hip fracture.

Posted by Jess Walter Mar 31, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What’s Your Goal?

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Think of a goal you would like to accomplish – is it that you would like to lose 5lbs? (or 50?) Would you like to lower your cholesterol by 30 points? How about complete a 10k?

Working towards something helps you stay on track, and seeing the success of intermediate milestones also motivates you to keep up the good work. Everyone has days when they just don’t want to work out, and there will always be days when turning down dessert seems impossible, but if you see these as road blocks getting in the way of where you want to go, then you’ll have fewer days like this.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Mar 16, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Isometric Strength Training

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According to American College of Sports Medicine, resistance training is an essential element of a well-rounded workout routine. Some benefits include: prevent osteoporosis, decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol and help to control weight.

Posted by Henrik Nielsen Feb 06, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Protecting your child from infections and the harmful effects of Antibiotics

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A study published in the Journal of School Nursing found that contact surfaces such as water fountain nozzles, pencil sharpeners, keyboards, and faucets were amongst the most bacterially contaminated in classrooms while paper towel dispensers and desktops were the most contaminated with viruses.

Posted by Zyana Morris Dec 14, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

People with Disabilities and Healthcare Industry

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Doctor visits are important for anyone, but particularly for people who have a disability. It’s wise to check in regularly to prevent future complications and determine what lifestyle adjustments will provide you with the best quality of life. But those visits can take up hours to get through, and often, you have to schedule an appointment weeks in advance.

Posted by Dennis Hung Nov 07, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Healthy and Disability

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Did you know that there is a significantly higher prevalence of smoking among people with a disability? In fact according to the CDC, the smoking rate for people with a disability is up to 50% higher than the national average. One in four adults with a disability smoke.

Posted by Helen Maddison Oct 12, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

4 Foot Faults: How To Avoid Common Problems With Our Feet

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There’s an old idiom that states, “Take care of your feet because your feet take you everywhere,” or maybe this one, “Take care of your feet because they will carry you for life.” Either way, proper foot care is vital for our overall health and welfare. In conjunction with our “How I Walk” project, let’s take a look at some of the biggest threats to our largest limbs and ways to prevent them from occurring:

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Aug 08, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Loneliness

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There is no pill for loneliness.  So said by a friend of mine who has bipolar disorder and a visual impairment.  How right he is.  There are many things we can treat with pills – high blood pressure, arthritis, ADHD, headaches … but the cure for loneliness requires something much bigger and even more vital for our health:  relationships.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Aug 01, 2016 Posted in Disability 6 Comments