Heavily exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, I started having heart problems in the 1980s. The VA now recognizes ischemic heart disease as a known disease caused by AO exposure. Fifty-three years later, I have nine stents in my heart, but not one stitch in my chest. A modern-day mirical.
Camp Akeela, Camp Huntington, Camp Lee Marr, Round Lake Camp, Camp Ramapo, and Summit Camp & Travel are the top six leading overnight camps for special needs children in the northeast of the United States.
Statin medications are prescribed for patients around the world. This article explains cholesterol blood work, the use of statins and possible side effects. Ways to prevent coronary artery disease is also discussed.
Every health worker deserves to know how best to care for their patient. This article talked about how carers, support workers, and caregivers can become the best among coworkers
It is beneficial to our health and wellbeing to own dogs. Hanging out and keeping up with our canine friends can be tasking but I don’t mean that in a bad way. As a dog owner or volunteer, you have to always be active because dogs love activity. From walking the dog to letting it out in the yard to
Many types of mental disabilities are reviewed in this article along with their definitions. Causes of some common disabilities and problems associated with intellectual disabilities are also reviewed, along with possible treatments.
Dopamine is a powerful neurotransmitter in the brain which is responsible for motivation and focus. Deficiency of dopamine can lead to debilitating disorders like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia. The good news is that dopamine can be increased naturally, thereby improving focus and motivation.
Managing challenging behavior and irritability in children and adults with Austism (ASD), ADHD and/or intellectual disabilities often involves the use of Risperdal (Risperidone) which can have risky side effects
The undeniable importance of language was not lost on philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who stated: “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Language is a cornerstorn of cutlure. It is essential in communicating complex thoughts, ideas, intentions, motivations, and desires.
There are helpful things you can do to support your loved one when they have a chronic condition. And, there are things that really, really aren't helpful. This guide helps you tell the difference!
Why many people with chronic illness and disabilities do not want to be told that they are “inspiring,” or that their lives are an “inspiration.”
Hearing aids are not the only options to help you understand speech today, there are a wide variety of apps and gadgets to help out.
Lateral epicondylitis, also referred to as Tennis Elbow, is a common cause of elbow pain. There are many options for non-operative treatment for this condition.
A disease that struck millions of children and adults decades ago, still isn't eradicated, but has come back to haunt many that suffered at that time. And the medical profession isn't helping them!
The Drive power wheelchair line is great but sometimes the joystick will lock up on you. I explain how to unlock the joystick in a few simple steps that will end up saving you time and possibly money.
Phantom pain affects between 40% to 80% of amputee patients. This article will inform the reader by defining phantom pain, identifying the causes of phantom pain, and exploring treatment options.
Practical ways and tips for how people with disabilities can become their own self-advocates, including establishing expectations, asking for help, becoming educated, and raising awareness.
Vehicle options for people with disabilities and people who use wheelchairs. Ideas for adapting cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles for wheelchair users and best adaptive vehicle options.
Often people stigmatize people with mental illnesses, but once they discover that some of the people they idolize have struggled with a mental disability, their opinions change. Here are just a few...
Some of the characteristics and skills needed to become an effective sign language interpreter may surprise you.
Having a child with autism is daunting to say the least. With the first diagnosis your life will never be the same. There is so much information to help guide families with autistic children, and I hope to help you find your way to some of these resources.
Deaf people who are fluent in sign language and English can help hearing interpreters understand the gestures and made up signs of deaf people who have limited or no sign language skills.
When you get to the point that your doctor says you are disabled and can no longer work, the stress doesn't stop there. Filing for disability is a challenge. Luckily, today most can be done online.
Individuals with fibromyalgia can now easily apply for disability.They do not have to wait 5 years just to get disapproved in the end.
Disability is not inability. We've seen physically challenged persons doing things even much better than able-bodied. We should help those with special needs so that they live a normal life.
Many wheelchair users need affordable options. This is the first electric vehicle we have found which meets this need.
The disabled driving control by Menox is one of the best assistive aids around, and in this section I’m going to review how it compares to its rivals. Please note that this is purely a product comparison and I’ll move onto the installation and...
Know the symptoms of a TIA (Mini-stroke). There is no time to waste. If you have these symptoms, get medical attention immediately. Read the causes and treatment options of a mini stroke.
The life a quadriplegic is not an easy one. Just getting out of bed is a chore, and day to day activities that many of us take for granted, are not accomplished easily. Things like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, getting up to get a drink of...
The question of whether you as a paraplegic can drive is not an easy one to answer and it depends on many different things which I'll go over. The good news is that on the whole there's a good chance that you're going to be able to drive again as...
I choose to ignore the doctors request, when they told me not to continue to use sign language with my daughter. She is still deaf if something happens to her cochlear implant and needs to be able to communicate.
A lot of people don't even know that handicapped people are able to drive cars, with with the right hand controls it's easily possible for the vast majority of disabled drivers out there to be able to drive not just safely - but actually safer than...