Posts Tagged 'research'

Aging and Epilepsy: A Review of Prevalence, Trends, and Challenges

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Demographic estimates indicate that the number of people over the age of 65 in the United States will increase to 71.5 million in 2030. [i] Studies indicate that by the age of 75, approximately 10 percent of people will have some type of seizure. [ii]

Posted by Kerry Nov 24, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

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

Depression: Stigma and Treatments

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Like all mental illnesses, depression has always had a certain stigma attached to it; however, in some ways the stigma of depression can be more damaging because it can prevent people from getting the treatment they need.

Posted by Chris Meloni Nov 07, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

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

Ebola- A Deadly Virus

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A disease which has sniffed the lives of millions in the year 1976 during its outbreak in the African countries, especially in the Congo (then Zaire) and Southern Sudan is Ebola virus. This virus has so much destructive potential that it has claimed about 88% of the population during its first outbreak. Now, again Ebola has hit the world again. As of August 18, 2014, it has been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) that about 2473 cases are registered out of which 1350 deaths have been confirmed. All these cases and deaths are reported in the African countries like Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

Posted by Todd Kosher Sep 10, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Stop before Work-Related Stress Becomes a Health Issue

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The nature of how work is done has changed radically over the years. It is a far more competitive and cutthroat world today than ever before. Long hours, inadequate rest and constant pressure to perform can take a huge toll on the mental health of anyone.

Posted by Michael Georgiou Aug 26, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Qualities of Effective Teaching: Initiating Purposeful Action

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In recent articles, I have tried to examine what distinctive qualities make a person an effective Teacher, Mentor, and Leader in their field.  My Movement Specialist and Lynda, my newest Mentor and Teacher, have a series of qualities that make me stop, pay attention, and engage. I define engagement as “initiating purposeful action”; [i] where a Mentee demonstrates effort, attention, determination, and persistence in response to prompting to learn and perform assigned tasks.” [ii]

Posted by Kerry Aug 11, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Seeds and Chariots

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On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I entered my friend Lynda’s virtual forum on Spirituality. I had met Lynda during a time when I was seized by doubt and fear about the pursuit of my goals to walk without assistive devices.

Posted by Kerry Jul 28, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Fear of Failure and Qualities of Mentoring

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I recently wrote about a challenge I experienced from a presentation I was trying to prepare for. I was frozen by a sense of fear, panic, and alarm. Typically I can set these negative emotions aside and proceed with what I need to do. In this one moment, I struggled.

Posted by Kerry Jul 21, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Positive Thinking & its Physical Effects

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When someone you love has experienced an injury that involves the brain, the recovery process can be difficult and lengthy. However, we want to give you the tools to make recovery easier. We can’t stress enough how the power of positive thinking can have amazing results. With the right attitude, great physical gains are made possible through rehabilitation.

Posted by Shelly Duell Jul 08, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments