Posts Tagged "handicapped mobility"

BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Source:  New York Times, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, DISABILITY MARCH 29, 2017 Nearly eight years ago, on a bright summer morning in Manhattan, I was walking through Central Park when an enormous rotted tree branch snapped and fell on my head. What came next was a remarkable turn of events that saved my life. First, a doctor out for a morning jog saw me lying unconscious, and used a pair of jeans he dug out of my backpack to slow the bleeding until an ambulance came. I was treated at the intensive care unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and underwent rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital in...

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Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Source:  New York Times / By JOANNE KAUFMAN / JANUARY 27, 2017 When Phyllis Lay starts playing her flute, the family cat gives her a dirty look and bolts from the room. Her husband follows close behind. “I’m working on some high notes, and they are sort of screechy,” said Ms. Lay, 70, a former teacher in Tacoma, Wash. But, she said, “Sometimes it’s sort of nice to be by yourself when you’re practicing.” Ms. Lay is part of a growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn for the...

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6 foods that can damage your metabolism the moment you eat them

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 6 foods that can damage your metabolism the moment you eat them

Source:  By Tanya Zuckerbrot / Published February 07, 2017  FoxNews.com While “a moment on the lips,” is well-known for meaning “forever on the hips,” did you know it can mean forever damaging your metabolism too? It was previously thought that weight gain and weight loss were governed solely by the laws of thermodynamics (aka calories in vs. calories out.) Emerging research seems to point otherwise; not all calories are created equal. The same 100 calories that you take in guzzling a can of soda is a lot different inside the body than the 100 calories in your...

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For Millions, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Hearing

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on For Millions, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Hearing

Source:  WebMD News from HealthDay / By Dennis Thompson TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don’t even suspect they’ve experienced a loss, federal researchers reported Tuesday. Up to now, it’s been suspected that work-related noise has been the culprit behind most hearing loss, the researchers said. But about 53 percent of adults with noise-induced hearing damage reported no exposure to loud sounds while on the job, according to the study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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