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Food Varieties that Really Make a Difference With Chronic Illnesses

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A healthy and balanced nutrition benefits everyone whether you enjoy perfect health or have a chronic illness, but your diet must be customized according to your individual needs. For example, a reduction in sugar and salt consumption is especially important for people with hypertension, kidney or heart failure, diabetes, and even traumatic brain injury. How your nutritional requirements are determined also depends on the manner of injury to the brain.

Posted by Shelly Duell Mar 25, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Learn to Water Ski on dry land

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It is difficult to learn independence while water skiing if you do not have access to a lake, ski, and boat.  However, you can be taught some independence doing dry land practice.  Dry land practice can be done in a pool or on land, depending on what you are practicing.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Mar 12, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Gift of Water

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Have you ever gone into water, sunk down to your shoulders, and felt the tension in your body float away?  I hope you have.  As someone who works in water nearly every day, I find myself asking what is it about water that feels so good?  What unique environment do those 2 Hydrogen atoms and 1 Oxygen create?  Well, let’s take a look at the physical properties of water.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Feb 26, 2014 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Sport Benefits for Those with Chronic Conditions

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Physicians know that there are a number of benefits that sports involvement provides patients diagnosed with chronic diseases and disorders that include traumatic brain injury. Participating in physical activity or sports prevents physical deterioration that many experience from inactivity. Playing sports enhances physical function while decreasing the risk of developing secondary medical conditions. Sports also improve patient’s quality of life and well-being. At TryMunity, we remain dedicated to providing TBI sufferers, friends, family members and caregivers with information and emotional support

Posted by Shelly Duell Feb 19, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Is It Time for Me to Use an Accessible Van?

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For people whose disability requires using a wheelchair, it’s all about staying active and living life to the fullest. If it’s not, it should be. When your activities, dreams, and ambition are held back by a lack of suitable transportation, it might be time to think about getting a van equipped for accessibility.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Feb 18, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

It was a Bronze!

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As we all gather around the TV to watch the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games in Sochi which will be starting on March 8th, remember that when cheering on Team USA and watching your favorite country/sport, one thing to keep in mind is that winning any medal is a culmination of a long journey filled with VERY HARD WORK!

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 14, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

4 Gadgets to use in Today’s World

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Assistive Technology is making it easier for people with disabilities to use the computer, call their loved ones, and travel from place to place. A new line of gadgets is helping people with disabilities become more independent. From computing accessories for paraplegics to specialized alarm clocks for people who are deaf, these products are practical solutions to help with daily living. Checkout the available technological options to help you participate in todays computerized world!

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Feb 05, 2014 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

New Year’s Resolution?

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I know it’s that time again when we all promise to become more healthy and active. Right? Oh, here we go again. The sad thing about a new year’s resolution is that it is here today and gone by tomorrow. Unfortunately, the added holiday baggage is still there. If you have to tell yourself to start becoming more healthy and active, it’s a pretty good chance that you have not been for a while. I don’t just mean over the holidays.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 13, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Stimulating the Mind & Body of those with Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly two million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur each year. This condition can manifest in a number of ways, but one of the most difficult to deal with is the loss of physical and cognitive function. Patients may experience reduced strength, impaired speech, and poor coordination, problems with movement, lack of feeling, memory loss, pain or unpleasant sensations.
Naturally, these symptoms can get in the way of everyday life, and they can be depressing to deal with. However, all is not hopeless. With some medical support, emotional support and your own effort and dedication, it’s possible to recapture your ability to function effectively. Here are some things that can help.

Posted by Shelly Duell Dec 19, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Where is the coverage for Tatyana McFadden?

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Yesterday was the ING New York City Marathon, an event that was canceled last year due to Hurricane Sandy, and an event that carried an enormous weight for crowd security after the tragedy in Boston.

In my opinion, a tragedy has occurred with the NYC marathon….there was paltry coverage of one of the event’s greatest champions, Tatyana McFadden.

Posted by Susan Silverman Nov 05, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments