Posts Tagged 'disability'

Ease the Pain

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February is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness month. RA can be diagnosed at any age. It is defined as a systemic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of our joints called the synovial membrane. It is classified as an autoimmune condition that is found in 5 or more joints and normally diagnosed within 6 months of symptom onset.

Posted by Windy Wills Feb 13, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Tips to avoid skin breakdown

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Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis, is a widespread skin infection and is common among athletes and gym goers. Moreover, any skin infection including Athlete’s foot has worse effects on people with disability. Let’s see how its effects are different for people with disabilities:

Posted by Evie Dawson Feb 10, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

How World Day of Social Justice Impacts People with Disabilities

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Social Justice is a term I had heard about in my late teens when I started college at a Catholic School in New Jersey. After I learned about it, every time I hear the words, the work Mother Teresa did throughout her life flashes in my mind. Back then, I didn’t realize the relevance of this subject to the overall well-being of people with disabilities. I’d always wanted to advocate for people with disabilities in some fashion, but wasn’t really aware that the topic is really at the center of my interests, even so many years later.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Feb 09, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Wear Red Day

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As this day draws to an end and the weekend begins, I want to give a big THANK YOU to those who participated in wearing Red in support of women who fight heart disease. Especially for those who have lost a loved one and those who still battle today. Remember that heart disease is the number one killer of women.

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 06, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Super Bowl Commercials

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I am sure that you were one of the 114 million people that watched the Super Bowl. If not, it’s OK, it will happen again next year around the same time. What may also be around or not are some of the commercials that featured people with disabilities.

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 04, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

A New Chapter Begins

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I have pursued my goal of walking without devices full-time for more than 8 years. I have had many transitions on my journey, but throughout these years, I have stayed at the same fitness facility.  On December 1, 2014, I started a new chapter when I began to work with a new training team.  The Movement Specialist and trainer with whom I worked successfully for more than five years moved on to another professional opportunity. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

ECAC’s announcement opens door for role models

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Last week, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) adopted what it called “an inclusive sport strategy” that will provide opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities to compete in intercollegiate sports. The ECAC member institutions compete in Division I, II, and III levels of college sports.

Posted by Josh pate Jan 28, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Seven Traveling Tips for People with a Disability

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Traveling to a new place is truly exciting. But it also comes with its share of troubles. You can’t have a happy trip if you don’t sweat it out! For a person with a disability, traveling to a new place can be even more harrowing. You can never be too sure if the new place will have all that’s needed to feel comfortable. But if you do things the right way, you’re sure to have all the fun you dream of. Here are a few traveling tips that will help people with a disability make the most of their vacation.

Posted by Tracy Vides Jan 27, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Options for Back Pain

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It is the most obvious fact that anyone struggling with a back pain for any course of time thinks that spine surgery is the one and only treatment option. But in fact, there are many different types of non-surgical treatments too that can help in reducing majority of the back problems. These non-surgical treatments are also referred as non-surgical or conservative therapies.

Posted by Bency George Jan 23, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Caregiver Services

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Before placing a family member with a disability in an assisted living facility, it must be determined what level of care they need as well as what types of care are offered by the facility you are considering. A simple checklist will help you to answer both questions and narrow down the possible options until you find the one that suits your loved ones’ needs and desires.

Posted by Todd Kosher Jan 21, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments