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How To Stay Active And Healthy, Here are some tips

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Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be active and healthy at the same time. In fact, everyone needs daily exercise in their lives in order to feel good and improve body function and mood. The key is to ask your doctor about what’s right for you. For example, what will work well with any medications you’re taking, and how much exercise should you try to get in within a given week?

Posted by Rebecca Moore Oct 27, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Restore with Water

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October is widely known as Breast Cancer awareness month with cities hosting several walks and races. Sadly most of us can say that we know or have known someone who has journeyed this road.  Those whom are surviving can find themselves in a de-conditioned state in the blink of an eye.  Everyone that is dealing with the recovery of cancer will echo the same thing.  I want to feel better, get stronger and increase my endurance. 

Posted by Windy Wills Oct 14, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

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

Unexpected Lessons…The Emotional Impacts of Injury

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It has been a little less than a year since I broke two bones in my ankle. I have written previously about the importance of support following an injury and about the arduous process to discover why I went from being able to walk an average of 3 miles a day to barely being able to get from one side of a room to the other. After a series of visits to various Doctors and specialists, I finally received an accurate diagnosis and found out the pain I was experiencing was from stress fractures. A stress fracture is one or more tiny cracks in a bone.  I was applying excessive force on weak parts of my ankle.

Posted by Kerry Oct 10, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Peace

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Do one thing every day that everyone else is scared to do.

Leymah Gbowee

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Oct 03, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Child Proofing 101: Practical Tips To Make Your Home Safe For Your ADHD Child

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Parents know the basics when it comes to child-proofing their homes. But those who have ADHD kids must go the extra mile to keep mr./ms. energy safe at all times. Parents of hyperactive preschoolers are usually overwhelmed, especially mothers. From the noise, the persistent crying, the fact that it’s always there. They go to sleep when you do and often wakes up before you. You don’t get enough rest. When they’re home all they do is run all over the house during the day. So you end up yelling at them. And it’s normal if there are times when you feel inadequate as a parent.

Posted by Rienzi Mosqueda Sep 29, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Are You Addicted to Oxycodone?

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One of the great modern medical breakthroughs in pain relief medication was the development of Oxycodone. A powerful, partly synthetic opiate painkiller, Oxycodone has been a blessing to those suffering debilitating pain from diseases like cancer, bone degeneration and other conditions that can result in intense pain of a sort that was difficult to relieve before the arrival of Oxycodone. However, Oxycodone has a dark side to it as well.

Posted by Suzanne Winchester Sep 28, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Prevent Pressure Ulcers for Wheelchair Users

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Pressure ulcers or bedsores arise if you have an inadequate supply of blood flow to the skin in a particular region. They form when your skin and soft tissue presses against a harder surface such as chair or bed for a long time. This pressure reduces the blood flow to the area. Lack of blood supply damages the skin tissues resulting in pressure ulcers. The most typical reason for a pressure sore is the lack of movement. So, it is common in people who are moving in wheelchairs or lying in a bed. People who are overweight or underweight can also develop pressure ulcers. It also happens to people who are not able to control their bowels or bladder and people who spend a lot of time in one position.

Posted by Renu Sharma Sep 26, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

No Value means No Equality

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The big story on today’s internet was finding out that Olympic gold medals are valued at $25,000, while Paralympic gold medals are valued at $5,000. There is a separation and maybe some equality.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 21, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

The best wheelchair rugby match I ever saw was

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Hello Sports fans! What an Incredible conclusion to our Paralympics in Rio as well as the Wheelchair rugby event as  whole was well represented. For Team USA it would not be any other way, led by Team Captain Chuck Aoki against Australia, the defending gold medalist in London in Paralympic games of 2012, featuring the best player in the world Ryley Batt.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 19, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments