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Stress is one condition that most people experience, yet hesitate to accept. It may persist either for a short time or affect your overall mental health, advancing to critical mental illness. This condition can be experienced during an overwhelming or emotionally-charged situation that leads to biochemical, physiological in the brain and behavioral changes in the patient. These changes impact your personality and approach towards life.
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In my 20 plus years of wheelchair sport, the most enjoyable experiences have been traveling to various countries to compete against other countries. Over my various travels I have had to honor of competing against some of the most competitive athletes I n the world. But I also have met some of the friendliest people. Many of which I still keep in touch with today. I am not sure which is my favorite country, but what I enjoyed the most while overseas was knowing that I might not have spoken the same language or had similar faiths, but we certainly had one thing in common was the love of sport.
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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder, of unknown etiology. The disease advances gradually and people may live for years with the disease. However, complications of the disease are serious and have been rated as the 14th top cause of death in the U.S.
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Over the years, diabetes care has become relatively easier. Thanks to the newer technology, which allows advancement in the diabetes medical field, diabetic patients today are in better positions than diabetic patients in the 1980s and 1990s. Things are definitely looking better now for diabetics.
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With the beginning of the fall season, a change in schedule always precipitates. I have now established a change in exercises, days to exercise, diet, and even rest days during the fall. Over the last three years, I have grown accustomed to having a calendar that lists my daily schedule and activities. When this happens I feel like I have switched gears from summer fun activities to hard core structure I basically have my fall season planned out for each day. This is great for me considering I just spent the summer free lancing it. I can then focus on just bringing a fun-filled attitude for when it’s time to exercise.
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Whether you are a person with a disability or dealing with a medical condition that has limited your mobility, it can be difficult to take care of children on a daily basis. This problem becomes exacerbated if you are currently undergoing regular treatments such as dialysis or chemotherapy. After all, it is typically not possible to take small children with you when you receive treatment, and not everyone is able to rely on family or friends to help out. Fortunately, there are some programs available that could help you take care of everything without sacrificing your healthcare needs in order to keep your children safe.
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Did you hear that sound? It is the sound of change. I am not talking about the seasons that are denoted by a change in weather and temperature. But something has changed in our culture and more importantly our mindset.
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From its inception, America has been fueled by honor and self-sacrifice. A nation of brave idealists with an unquenchable thirst for freedom, and more importantly, the resolute willingness to fight for a better tomorrow. No matter which side of the political spectrum you land on, it’s hard to feel anything other than respect for those risking it all to ensure the embers of liberty burn bright. Nonetheless, respect alone doesn’t pay the bills.
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Everyone ages. Our parents do and we will as well. And though that might sound emotional and daunting for some time, the sooner we accept the law of nature, the better it is for you and all. Aging does not however mean that seniors, especially those with a disability, be neglected just because others are busy making a life for themselves. Thankfully, seniors today have the best of facilities to live as independently as possible and to enjoy the golden years of their life.
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How Learning About Your Disease Means Better Care
Having a chronic illness can be challenging and even life changing. It often means that you have to make major changes or, at the very least, that your life has been irrevocably changed. If you don’t know much about medicine, you might be tempted to let your doctor take total control of your health. On the one hand that does make sense; after all, your doctor is the expert. However, there are also reasons why you should take the time to educate yourself about your condition and take an active interest in your care.