Posts Tagged 'health'

The Link Between Epilepsy & Traumatic Brain Injury

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The effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary from individual to individual. One result of TBI that can manifest itself in different ways is epilepsy.

Posted by Shelly Duell Dec 08, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

How Your Contacts Can Protect Against UV Rays

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As you are probably well-aware, it’s a good idea to shield your eyes from the damaging effects of UV rays. What you may not know, however, is that UV exposure to the eyes is cumulative, according the the American Optometric Association. The solar radiation coming from UV rays is concentrated by the cornea, and the rays that get through the pupil tend to be absorbed by the lens of your eye. Over time, this UV radiation builds up and can cause issues with your eyes such as cataracts, photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye) or age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Dec 05, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Diabetes and Exercise

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Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, exercise is an important part of your management and treatment program. Weight loss and weight management are the most common reasons people give for starting an exercise program. However, exercise has so many more benefits than how it may, or may not, affect body size – especially for diabetics.

To understand how exercise benefits diabetics, it’s important to understand what diabetes is and how it affects your body.

Posted by Nayab Sh Nov 26, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Aging and Epilepsy: A Review of Prevalence, Trends, and Challenges

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Demographic estimates indicate that the number of people over the age of 65 in the United States will increase to 71.5 million in 2030. [i] Studies indicate that by the age of 75, approximately 10 percent of people will have some type of seizure. [ii]

Posted by Kerry Nov 24, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How powerful language can be

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Empathy and sympathy sound similar, look similar, and are very nearly the same words. Yet, making a distinction between them can have a huge impact in giving and receiving care.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Nov 20, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

AVOIDING DIABETES . . . and Adding 6 Years to Your Life!

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In honor of National Diabetes Month, I would like to share a VERY personal story. My mother was an insulin diabetic for most of her life starting back in the 1950’s until her passing away over two decades ago. Since she was taking insulin several times daily, I’m sure that diabetes was on her mind every waking hour. Point being, I realized if there was any “good news” about my mother’s diabetes, it was that I learned that diabetes should be feared and avoided at all costs.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Nov 17, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Caring for Someone Without Losing Your Own Well-Being

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Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium – a membrane that lines and surrounds the organs. The disease is caused by exposure to asbestos, and it is actually called malignant mesothelioma to differentiate it from the benign version, which is not caused by asbestos.

Posted by Nayab Sh Nov 13, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

A Time to say Thanks

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Sometimes a week does not good bye in which I am told “thank you for your service.” At first I know the obvious reason that those statements are made to me. I have a physical disability. But the other reason is that I have a key chain lanyard I wear around my neck that promotes the US Navy.

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 11, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Depression: Stigma and Treatments

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Like all mental illnesses, depression has always had a certain stigma attached to it; however, in some ways the stigma of depression can be more damaging because it can prevent people from getting the treatment they need.

Posted by Chris Meloni Nov 07, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Nine Tips on Alzheimer’s Disease

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Sometimes you may forget where you kept your keys or kept the lights on. These things happen to everyone. But what about forgetting what your best friend’s name was? What if you forget how your mother looks like? And what if you are forgetting things on a daily basis, at alarming regularity? important appointment? According to reports, it is said that the brain begins to shrink after an individual hits midlife.

Posted by Bency George Oct 29, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments