Posts Tagged 'Healthcare Professionals'

Care for Older Adults for Caregivers

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As adults get older, they deal with various health and mental issues. As a caregiver or nurse, it is important to give older patients specialized, individualized care. Caring for an older adult becomes increasingly difficult without guidelines and practices to follow. 

Posted by Todd Kosher Apr 27, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Revisiting Program Foundations

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 The Importance of Rapport, Time, and History

One of my social work text books describes rapport as “’a state of compatibility and empathy that permits mutual understanding between the client and the worker.” [i] Achieving mutual understanding between a client and a fitness professional is built over time. I have had an advantage during my latest transition in my exercise and walking program because I already knew the new Movement Specialist I would be working with.

Posted by Kerry Feb 18, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

4 Tips for Hiring Vets with Disabilities

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From its inception, America has been fueled by honor and self-sacrifice. A nation of brave idealists with an unquenchable thirst for freedom, and more importantly, the resolute willingness to fight for a better tomorrow. No matter which side of the political spectrum you land on, it’s hard to feel anything other than respect for those risking it all to ensure the embers of liberty burn bright. Nonetheless, respect alone doesn’t pay the bills.

Posted by Aiden Wolfe Jan 06, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

My favorite athlete with a disability is….

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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.

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 28, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

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

Speech Related Issues

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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.

Posted by Alice Mason Oct 15, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Women with Disabilities: Key Concerns Include Nutrition, Healthy Eating, and Weight Management

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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.

Posted by Kerry Sep 29, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 3 Comments

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor for Tinea Versicolor

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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.

Posted by Brendon Buthello Sep 16, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

5 Wellness Guidelines

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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.

Posted by Michael Georgiou Sep 02, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Depression And Sport

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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.

Posted by Henry Croft Aug 19, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment