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What has been the best part of your summer?

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It is not every day that you get an opportunity to go to Moscow, Russia. I am not sure if people choose Moscow as a vacation spot. However, I, along with 8 other USA representatives, was selected to be part of this historical trip. I eagerly accepted for three reasons: one, I was able to travel to a country that I had never been before. I got to visit a friend from Moscow, who I met in the states about 3 years ago. Last, I was given an opportunity to teach and play wheelchair rugby. After 20 years of playing wheelchair rugby you would think that I would be burned out. Not yet!

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 15, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

How a Doctor’s Body Language Can Ease Communication with Patients with Disability

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Academy award-nominated film producer Peter Guber once said, “Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.” Meanwhile, according to Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, approximately 55 percent—more than half—of communication is nonverbal. This is true in all areas of communication, particularly when communicating with patients. As soon as you walk through the door, you have begun a conversation without speaking a word, and that silent dialogue can have serious repercussions. Unconscious behaviors the physician may not even realize he is exhibiting can make patients uncomfortable and make communication more difficult.

Posted by Dennis Hung Aug 05, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

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

How Exercising and Meditating Together Can Benefit Your Friendship and Wellbeing

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Having a disability can be difficult, but having a solid support group in your life can make the obstacles you face much easier to conquer. Friends offer a shoulder to lean on, an ear for listening, someone to laugh with, and the motivation to become your happiest and healthiest self.

Posted by Sarah Williams Jul 29, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Skin Health: Prevention And Treatment Of Skin Disruption

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Time and environment can really produce many harmful effects on the skin. Taking good and consistent care of the skin can slow down these effects; however, good skin care requires an incredible amount of efforts and patience.

Posted by Lisa Fletcher Jul 06, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Keeping Children With Disabilities Safe During Sport and Other Activities

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Keeping children safe and secure during sporting activities can sometimes be a difficult task – especially if the children in question have disabilities. This is due, in part, to a lack of adequate information concerning the risks involved with certain activities. But before we go into more specific advice (every child is different) on this issue, there are, firstly, general steps that all parents and carers should take to ensure the safety of their child.

Posted by Henry Croft Jul 01, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Few Things You Need to Know About Incontinence Pads

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Incontinence pads are largely used by people who have bladder control issues. They help them to move about freely without facing any embarrassing situations. These pads can also be used at night to prevent the mattress from getting wet or dirty. This helps in maintaining hygiene. Thus one does not need to worry about spoiling one’s clothes, bed sheet and mattress. Apart from incontinence pads, one can also use bed pads for your loved one with bladder control problem. This will prevent the furniture from getting spoiled and there is no hassle of wearing adult diapers.

Posted by Mike Warner Jun 24, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Authenticity, Muhammad Ali and the Power of Sport

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The word authenticity is being thrown around a bit casually these days, a trending “buzz word” in the urban vernacular. We hear people make statements such as, “I am just being me” when they choose to act certain ways or express their opinions.
Posted by Eli Wolff Jun 13, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

6 Superior Service Dogs: Brief History & Health Issues

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In the distant past, service dogs were primarily seen assisting those with sight problems, our police and military personnel, but nowadays you will see them practically everywhere. For more than 43 million people who are disabled in the United States, it’s estimated there are almost 400,000 service dogs assisting this differently abled population.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Jun 03, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Osteoporosis and Exercise

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Osteoporosis is defined as having porous bones.  It is a progressive lose of bone that has an increased risk for bone fractures to those individuals diagnosed.  Often times we think this diagnosis comes with a decrease in activity for the safety of our health.  However, more and more studies are coming available that show the need to move with Osteoporosis in a safe way.   

Posted by Windy Wills May 23, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments