Posts Tagged 'prevention'

Older Americans Month and the Benefits of Walking

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In our modern world, most of us just aren’t moving enough. We sit at desks, on the couch, and walk just a few feet to our cars, driving off to wherever we want to go. This has a negative impact on our health, and many people are beginning to realize that sitting all the time isn’t the answer to a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, you don’t have to do much to gain the benefits of gentle exercise—just 30 minutes a day is beneficial to your health. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits you’ll enjoy by fitting a half hour of walking in per day, whether you take a break during the workday, enjoy a pre-dinner stroll, or set out first thing in the morning.

Posted by Sarah Daren May 12, 2017 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

The Future of Personalized Medicine

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It is common knowledge that the health care industry has a rapidly changing landscape—and right now is an especially exciting time.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a goal to move the health care system toward paying providers on the quality of care provided to their patients, rather than the quantity.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jun 06, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Environmental Link? Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis

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If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) or know someone who does, you know that the condition is a chronic, degenerative disease affecting the nervous system. Globally, the incidence of this disease has been rising (not just because doctors are getting better at diagnosing it), and the condition’s causes are not well understood.

Posted by Katie BrindAmour Jan 10, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Foods that may help prevent Secondary Conditions

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Coronary heart disease and diabetes are leading causes of death among people who have a disability. While it can’t be noticed during development, the gradual increase in overweight leads to inflammation of the cells in the body. This inflammation increases the risk of coronary heart disease which is the most common cause of death for people with diabetes.

Posted by Tanya Oct 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Medical Care or Your Home?

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I was recently made aware of a number of new documents and resources related to people with disabilities. This one specifically caught my eye. It’s from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is on the unmet health care needs for people with disabilities (http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/pdf/2010-11-vitalsigns.pdf).

Posted by Blythe Dec 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments