In our world of competitive sports, it is so easy to love the big names LeBron, Serena, Jeter, Peyton, Messi, and Crosby. They bring so much joy, sadness, wonder and triumph into our lives. In the ever increasing world of wheelchair sports there are some big names that the spotlight shines on as well.
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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.
People who have autism or other speech related issues face the problem of communicating socially and may also have behavior problems. The main objective of speech therapy is to improve all the vital aspects of communication including auditory processing. It is used to treat a number of speech related issues in which people face problems in creating or forming speech sounds which is required to communicate with others. The most three common speech related disorders are as follows: dis-fluency, articulation and voice disorders. Speech therapy is probably the best solution to treat these speech related issues.
What are the Primary Health Concerns of Women with Disabilities?
A study and related article called “Health promotion interests of women with disabilities“, by Suzanne Smeltzer and Vanessa Zimmerman identifies some of the top ranking health concerns for women with disabilities. Key concerns include: Disability and Aging, Stress Management, Exercise, Nutrition, Healthy Eating and Weight Management, Health Promotion, and maintaining mental health. [i] 62 percent of the survey participants identified Nutrition and Healthy Eating as a concern. [ii] This piece will focus on Healthy Eating, my personal experience and encounters with professionals over Healthy Eating and Weight Management, as well as highlight some statistics, and available resources which can support Healthy Eating and Weight Management for women with disabilities.
Tinea versicolor is a skin disease caused by some types of fungal infections. Though the disorder is not lethal in character it is known to be capable of spreading in quick time. The disorder is more prone to occur in hot and humid weather condition.
Life can seem colorless and a chore if you have a chronic illness or have recently acquired a disability. You are going to have to get used to a new way of living. There’s naturally issues of anger, grief, and self-doubt inside you. It would be the easiest thing in the world to sink into depression and start looking at life in terms of what you’ve lost rather than all that which you have still got going for you. You are probably in no mood to be preached to, but the fact that you are reading this article indicates that you are a positive person that wants to try to do something about how you feel. That your main challenge in life is to make the most of what you have been given.
Robin Williams’ recent suicide has brought the topic of depression and mental health once again into the public sphere. Like Williams, many other comedians, both past and present, have suffered from depression and psychological demons. Indeed, while they appear bright and invincible onstage, behind closed doors many of these professional funnymen often struggle with self-loathing and the tragic spiral of self-destruction.
A healthcare professional knows that pain is one of the best indicators that something’s not right with a patient, but there’s a fine line between using that pain to alert you something needs to be done and keeping the pain from causing traumatizing discomfort for patients. If you work in an ICU or a hospital, pain is an everyday challenge for healthcare professionals and their patients. Meet with your colleagues to discuss methods of better pain management at your facility; there’s no right or wrong way to debate it, but there are a few ideas to assist in dealing with the level of pain your patients feel.
As an athlete for a division one school, the topic of student-athletes being paid to play hits me right at home. I get asked “don’t you wish you got paid for this bro?” by NARP (non-athletic regular people and I always respond….I do. Not in the sense that professional NBA players do by the millions of dollars, but I get paid in the form of a free education at one of the top universities in the nation. Most people forget
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.