Posts Tagged 'inclusive'

Playing sports – It benefits more than your health

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Whew! I made it through another semester of graduate school. Interestingly, one of my assignments for this semester required me to complete extensive research into a topic of my choosing. In the end my topic, as it often does, centered on adaptive sports. Since the health benefits of sports participation are well known, I was intrigued by non-health benefits that can be derived from playing sports.

Posted by Phillip Crain May 09, 2016 Posted in Disability, Obesity 5 Comments

Are you Getting Adequate Magnesium from your Diet?

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Magnesium is an essential mineral required by our body for optimal health and is vital for more than 300 metabolic reactions. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body with half of it found in bones and the remaining in cells.

Posted by Namrata Kothari Apr 01, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Disability and Unemployment

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For years I have always heard that unemployment for people with disabilities has been at or around 70%. This number has always been the same in my 10 plus years of public speaking, 20 years in the workforce of serving people with disabilities and the 30 plus years that I have been a person with a disability. At times it seems as if this would never change. How can it? How would we know for sure? Something has got to change. What can be done to make a dent in this number?

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 31, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

ADA for All

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To help frame the contents of this blog posting, I am using quotes from Ed Roberts.  If you don’t know who Ed is, you really should. Stop reading this blog and Google him. He is regarded highly alongside other civil rights leaders for all he had done for people with disabilities.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Jul 20, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

“Murderball” celebrates 10 year anniversary!

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In this month of July in which we celebrate the 25th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there have been many small events that are instrumental in reflecting the benefits of ADA. One of those events was the Academy Award nominated documentary film called “Murderball.” It was on July 8, 2005 that it was released nation-wide to mainstream audiences. The impact of this documentary is still being felt today.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jul 08, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity 2 Comments

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

Staying on the Positive Tip

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The aim of this article is to teach readers on how they can lead a positive life despite the harshness that life comes along with. In this article I intend to highlight some tips on how to be positive during life’s difficult moments.  

Posted by Olivia Richards Nov 14, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Should Hospitals Model an Inclusive Healthy Community?

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I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the concept of Inclusive Healthy Communities lately because I’ve been sitting in a hospital with my dad for the past month and have gotten to know the University of Michigan Hospital and central campus very well. The University of Michigan hospital has a program called “MHealthy.” which includes removing all  sugar sweetened drinks from the hospital dining and vending, having multiple MHealthy options in the cafeteria (which is open 24/7) and keeping serving sizes reasonable. The program also includes programs for patients and those who work at the hospital for Physical Activity, Weight Management, Mental and Emotional Health, and Tobacco and Alcohol Management. The whole hospital campus is tobacco free and there are lots of places to get outside and places to walk within the hospital. The University of Michigan campus has also  started using the modified “handicapped accessible” logo and has several examples of universal design.

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 02, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

A Picture-Perfect Opportunity for People with Disabilities

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Believe it or not, people with disabilities can now profit from active living, thanks to a brilliant new Web site. All you need is a camera, a friend with some photography skills, and a computer! is an online, “disability inclusive” stock image provider focused on lifestyle photos of people with disabilities. The goal of the site, launched by Deborah Davis, who sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 18 and has since used a wheelchair, is to give advertisers the opportunity to help consumers adapt to differences and diminish their discomfort with those whom they see as different. 

Posted by Susan Hawkins May 06, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Moving Beyond Stigma Through Participation in Sports

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In my professional roles, I read volumes of academic research every day about many aspects of life of people with disabilities.  As I comb through the 20 or 30 pages of various articles, I am searching for the concrete take-away points.   I recently read a number of research articles on the topic of stigma and people with disabilities; the articles left me with the following take-away point:

Posted by Kerry Jul 01, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments