Posts Tagged 'life'

Think Pink with a splash of water…

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October brings Cancer awareness and Women’s health issues to focus however, let’s add some water to the mix. Water exercise has a wide range of benefits to anyone who has become de-conditioned from cancer.

Posted by Windy Wills Oct 16, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Fall into a rut

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With the summer slowly falling into oblivion in which there are three months left in 2014 (where has the time gone), typically we leave our summer routine and develop another set for the fall. Unfortunately, there is a difference.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 15, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Losing a friend

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In thinking about a topic for a new “health related” article for NCHPAD, an old friend passed away. Well not exactly a “friend” but I felt like I had gotten to know Robin Williams.  Although better known as a comedian, his acting in films like Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting and The World According to Garp were among my favorites.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Sep 08, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Low Carb Diet Confusion

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You may have heard about a new study that came out this week looking at the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet versus a low-fat diet on cardiovascular risk factors and body weight. This study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine which is a pretty prestigious journal; however, you still really can’t rely on the studies headline and summary to tell the full story.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Sep 04, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Signs Your Teen May Need Counseling

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, as many as 4 million children and teenagers in the United States have a serious mental illness. Unfortunately, only 20 percent of them receive treatment. Diagnosing mental illness in teens is problematic to begin with. Adolescents’ personalities are still developing, and it’s hard to know what’s normal and what isn’t. Here are a few signs that the teen in your life may need counseling.

Posted by Bency George Sep 03, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

5 Wellness Guidelines

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Life can seem colorless and a chore if you have a chronic illness or have recently acquired a disability. You are going to have to get used to a new way of living. There’s naturally issues of anger, grief, and self-doubt inside you. It would be the easiest thing in the world to sink into depression and start looking at life in terms of what you’ve lost rather than all that which you have still got going for you. You are probably in no mood to be preached to, but the fact that you are reading this article indicates that you are a positive person that wants to try to do something about how you feel. That your main challenge in life is to make the most of what you have been given.

Posted by Michael Georgiou Sep 02, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Your quick guide to identifying prescription pills

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Sometimes, the pills cannot be easily distinguished from others. This can make it hard for one who has vision or other problems identifying a pill that isn’t marked. Pills can come in different colors and styles. If a caretaker working with a patient has trouble identifying pills, it may be difficult to care for the sick person. Here are some tips for identifying pills.

Posted by David Glenn Sep 01, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

It’s not about the Ice

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Welcome to the ice age! No not the one over a billion years ago. I am talking about the one that is going on every single day and night in every corner of America. The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been the social media darling that is sweeping the nation. Since the end of last week, the ALS Association had received $22.9 million in “Ice Bucket” donations. It seems to almost double every week.

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 27, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No 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

How to Prevent Dehydration and Injury in Summer Sports

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Staying hydrated and keeping fluids in the body during hot months and while participating in active sports is essential to avoid heat stroke and other potential illnesses or serious conditions. Knowing how to prevent hydration and injury in any summer sports you are participating in is a way for you to ensure you are staying safe and healthy regardless of you level of physical activity and the time of year you are spending outdoors.

Posted by David Glenn Aug 25, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment