Posts Tagged 'research'

Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, M.D., and the Paralympic Games

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Ludwig Guttmann, M.D. was a German-Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and joined the neurosurgical faculty at Oxford University in England. Prior to his leaving Germany, Dr. Guttmann was the assistant to the leading German neurosurgeon of that time, Otfrid Foester, at the University of Breslau. Forced out of the University of Breslau because of anti-Semitism in 1933, Dr. Guttmann became the Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Breslau Jewish Hospital. It was there that he developed many of the techniques to treat spinal cord injury that he used and perfected in England.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 24, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Music Stimulation for Those With Brain Injury

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Since man’s early days, it has been used to relate history, to tell stories, calm fears and call others to action. Research finds that music can also be used as a therapy for a number of different conditions, such as brain injury from accidents or stroke. We can also use music therapy to help those with traumatic brain injury to achieve full function and increase a sense of wellbeing. 

Posted by Shelly Duell Jun 03, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

5 Common Preventable Diseases in Children

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Infants and children are vulnerable to many preventable diseases, and not only in developing countries. Immunization can make a huge difference in bringing infant and child mortality under control in both the developing and the developed worlds, but significant obstacles stand in the way.

Posted by Daphne Holmes May 16, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin F

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What do the people in this picture have in common? Willingness! Usually they would be exercising in an aquatics class. But the day this photo was taken, the pool was unexpectedly closed. It would have been so easy for any one of them to say, “Well, I tried to exercise, but I couldn’t, so I’m going home.” As you can see, they did not go home. They stayed and danced in chairs!

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp May 14, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Be Active, Engage, and Play – Critical Keys to Live A Healthy Lifestyle

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As I studied the concept of Active and Healthy Aging for one of my recent blogs, I began to reflect on the concepts of Healthy Living and engaging in a Healthy Lifestyle. The definition of Healthy Living that I most relate to as a person with a disability comes from a 2003 article called “Health and Wellness: People with disabilities discuss barriers and facilitators to well-being”. Healthy living is described as “people with disabilities being able to function, be independent, having both a physical and emotional state of well-being, and an absence of pain.” [i] The walking program that I started in 2006 was born from the idea that I want to remain independent, be pain-free, and do what I want to do when I choose.

Posted by Kerry May 12, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Active and Healthy Aging – Keys to Aging Well

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Every Saturday, after my workout, I get on a bus and head Downtown to meet my friend Stella. I have known Stella since 2007. She will be 92 in July. Stella is a retired Nurse. She served in World War II. Stella has never deviated from the schedule she had as an Army and Private Duty Nurse. She worked the 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift.

Posted by Kerry Apr 28, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Problems faced by Children with Epilepsy

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Epilepsy is a condition, in which the person loses consciousness, generally without any warning. There is a kind of uncertainness associated with seizures as they can occur at any time without any prior warning.

Living with epilepsy is quite difficult as it presents various kinds of challenges to the life that includes relationship problems, school and employment issues etc. Epilepsy varies from person to person hence the effects may also vary from mild and minor to extremely serious ones.

Posted by Todd Kosher Apr 14, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Causes and Treatment to reduce Heart Disease

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Heart disease is a wide term that includes any type of disorder related to heart and that affects the heart. It is an umbrella term which means same as cardiac disease but not cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease relates with the disorder of heart, blood vessels (that includes arteries, veins and capillaries) or both, while heart disease relates with just the heart.

Posted by Alice Mason Feb 25, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

“It’s not always about the Science”

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In October, I stood in front of a group of health and fitness professionals and delivered a presentation about my fitness and walking program.  I spoke about why I started the program, provided examples of evidence-based methods that have been used to advance the work, and offered a glimpse of the “science” behind the approaches, routines, and daily workouts.  During the question-and-answer period, an audience member asked “What keeps you going?”

Posted by Kerry Jan 27, 2014 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Six Gadgets to help keep Elders Safe

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The modern world can be dangerous for today’s senior citizens. With so much traffic, technology and constant change, seniors need ways to stay protected from predators and scam artists while also protecting their own health. Families can use these six gadgets to keep elders safe while helping them maintain their independence as much as possible.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jan 08, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment