Posts Tagged 'life'

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

Protein Supplements Explained: Are They Necessary?

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Protein is the macronutrient firmly in the public eye at the moment. With many purported benefits including building muscle, losing weight and maintaining our health, it is little wonder why protein is on the edge of many health and fitness fanatic’s lips.

Posted by Joseph Gregorio Aug 03, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 5 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

A chance of a lifetime

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As we near the end of the summer, we also start tuning in to watch our countries Olympic and Paralympic heroes take flight. The flight is a culmination of a four year journey that many people start and but not everyone finishes. What is unknown is the painful and arduous journey to get there. What starts as a dream turns into a quest to go where you have never gone and achieve what has only been dreamed in a vision.  

Posted by Bob Lujano Jul 27, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Can you Lose Fat and Gain Muscle Simultaneously?

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While you struggle to lose weight, these questions must have surely crossed your mind – Can I gain muscle at the same time? Should I try to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously?

Posted by Namrata Kothari Jul 22, 2016 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

What Are The Risk Factors Of Abnormal Heart Rhythms?

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Many people don’t even know that they have an arrhythmia because the symptoms aren’t always visible. While any person can develop this condition, there are certain factors which increase the risk of an arrhythmia. People who already have a heart condition are at a greater risk of developing an arrhythmia. Most heart ailments listed below disrupt the functioning of the heart, and over time this can result in an arrhythmia.

Posted by Shiva India Jul 18, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

What Are The Major Causes Of Abnormal Heart Rhythms?

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What Is An Arrhythmia?

Any irregularity in heartbeat is termed as arrhythmia. Simply put, during an arrhythmia, your heart goes out of its normal rhythm and beats faster or slower. Depending on its type and severity, this condition can be harmless or may need immediate medical care.

Posted by Shiva India Jul 15, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Benefits of a Juice Cleanse

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We are well and truly into bikini season now, and you might just be panicking if you’ve left it a little late to get your perfect beach body. But don’t worry, even if you are jetting off in the next couple of weeks, you still have time to shed some unwanted pounds, and that is with a juice cleanse.

Posted by Abbie Owens Jul 11, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

5 Habits To Avoid Before Bed For Better Sleep

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Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post and renowned sleep advocate, was recently quoted as saying “Sleep deprivation is the new smoking”. She could not be more correct. We are currently in the middle of a national epidemic, with 70 million people suffering from a sleeping disorder. For many, getting a good night’s sleep is now a rare occasion. This is largely due to a lack of awareness of the importance of getting that 8 hours of sleep every night. It is also due to bad habits which have become normalized. So what are some of these bad habits, and what can we avoid to get a better night’s sleep?

Posted by Nick Hasche Jun 27, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment