Posts Tagged 'research'

Major Factors in Alzheimer and Dementia Disease

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Smoking is said to be related to the development of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Disease in people. Is this true? Please read on to learn more. There is a lot of scientific proof that the two are associated with each other closely. In 2014, there as a scientific report entitled “Tobacco Use & Dementia,” which was a very comprehensive scientific review of tobacco use, secondhand smoke, and the incidence rates that go along with all types dementia that did include Alzheimer’s.

Posted by Evlin Symon Jun 25, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

You too can commit

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Back in October of 2014, NCHPAD, along with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition launched an initiative to make a commitment to inclusion. Since that time this initiative has grown even stronger.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 18, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Physical Activity during the summer

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In my 35 years as a quad amputee physical activity has been the main reason for my weight maintaining a consistent variable. This has been advantages for me staying active. The problem at times has been trying to find the time, activities or just exercises in general to maintain and advance my physical fitness. With over 56 million people with disabilities and only a few being physically fit, I fall into a category in which secondary health conditions can be an issue as I advance in my age. Hence, it is imperative that I develop, maintain and increase my physical fitness regimen. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 11, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Happy Anniversary!

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With the 25th year of celebration for the Americans with Disabilities Act in full swing, I would be remiss if failed to mention a historical event that very much smacks of the rewards and benefits of the ADA.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 08, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Prostate Cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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Prostate cancer is a disease that only affects men, and can be difficult to diagnose initially. Affecting the gland that is responsible for secreting the fluid that contains semen, it is also the second most common cancer diagnosed in men. It was estimated that over 230,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, and health care officials agree that understanding this disease is the best way to help prevent it from affecting the quality of your life.

Posted by Evlin Symon May 07, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Adults with Autism

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According to the Autism Society, as of 2014, over 3.5 million Americans are currently living with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of these people are under the age of 22, but this group of children will soon be aging into adulthood, and many experts are concerned that few people know enough about adults living with ASD.
Fortunately, there is still quite a bit of important information that research has proven about adults living with autism that can be helpful for you as you provide support to your loved ones.

Posted by Alexa Elheart Apr 15, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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Parkinson’s disease impacts more than one million people in the U.S. and can strike as early as age 50. It affects both men and women equally and as many as 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. With symptoms like tremors, slowed movements, rigid muscles, and altered posture and balance, this condition forces patients to change their everyday lives and relearn how to function in public. Fortunately, the public is becoming more understanding of this condition through efforts such as Parkinson’s Awareness Month each April.

Posted by Jade Rich Apr 14, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Seven Traveling Tips for People with a Disability

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Traveling to a new place is truly exciting. But it also comes with its share of troubles. You can’t have a happy trip if you don’t sweat it out! For a person with a disability, traveling to a new place can be even more harrowing. You can never be too sure if the new place will have all that’s needed to feel comfortable. But if you do things the right way, you’re sure to have all the fun you dream of. Here are a few traveling tips that will help people with a disability make the most of their vacation.

Posted by Tracy Vides Jan 27, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How Learning About Your Disease Means Better Care

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How Learning About Your Disease Means Better Care

Having a chronic illness can be challenging and even life changing. It often means that you have to make major changes or, at the very least, that your life has been irrevocably changed. If you don’t know much about medicine, you might be tempted to let your doctor take total control of your health. On the one hand that does make sense; after all, your doctor is the expert.  However, there are also reasons why you should take the time to educate yourself about your condition and take an active interest in your care.

Posted by Nayab Sh Dec 31, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Tooth Extraction: For Better Oral Hygiene

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It is a widely known fact that one has to maintain utmost oral hygiene regardless of one’s age. In some cases, despite the kind of efforts that have been in place, people do fall prey to different types of problems related to their teeth. Because of the bad condition in which their tooth or teeth are in, an extraction of one or more teeth becomes the next obvious option to the dentist.

Posted by Bency George Dec 12, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments