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October is Physical Therapy Month

October is Physical Therapy Month

There are thousands of situations in which physical therapy is needed nationwide, from pre-existing conditions, progressive conditions, and accidents, physical therapists are a blessing in disguise. Physical therapy is one of those regular occurrences in recovery that’s underrated and overlooked. It’s a vital part to recovery and unfortunately, not everyone can receive it.

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Three Gifts for the Male Hero in your life: Father's Day edition

Three Gifts for the Male Hero in your life: Father's Day edition

We all have that special man in our lives that we aren't really sure how to shop for, especially for Father's Day. We’ve lost count on how many coffee mugs our fathers have kept hidden in the cabinets over the years, but we do know how often they’re used -- once a year, maybe. Well it's that time of year again and this list is to help prevent another awesome dad from receiving another coffee mug or coaster for his special day.
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Food Poisoning Can Last a Lifetime

Food Poisoning Can Last a Lifetime

March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week — a time to help prevent and treat poisonings of all kinds, including food, medications and household items. This article provides helpful information about long term effects.
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Allopathy or Homeopathy

Allopathy or Homeopathy

It seems as though there is a consistent debate regarding the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine versus the practice of traditional allopathic medicine. So what’s the difference? Let's find out.
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Anosmia: A Taste and Smell Disorder

Anosmia: A Taste and Smell Disorder

Are you finding that food does not taste or smell quite as robust as in the past? Are you adding more salt, pepper or other condiments to adjust for your lack of taste in the foods you have always enjoyed?
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Living with Congestive Heart Failure

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

There are more than 200,000 cases of congestive heart failure per year. The majority of those affected range in age, beginning at age 40 and up.

This is a usually a chronic condition in which the heart does not properly pump the blood as is required for a healthy heart.

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Essential Tremor Awareness

Essential Tremor Awareness

About 10 million Americans have a condition known as essential tremor, according to the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF).

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Art thrives in the disability community

Art thrives in the disability community

Painting and other arts are popular among people with disabilities. Find out more about what binds the worlds of disability and art.

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Self Improvement is for Seniors Too:  Self Improvement Month

Self Improvement is for Seniors Too: Self Improvement Month

September is designated as Self-Improvement Month. It is the perfect time to reflect on necessary changes and set new goals.

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Eyes Have It:  National Eye Exam Month

Eyes Have It: National Eye Exam Month

Sears Optical established August as National Eye Exam Month in 1989. Ophthalmologists promote eye health and safety, and in particular the importance of routine eye exams, during this month.

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Lighting Up the Sky: Fireworks Safety Month

Fireworks can be beautiful to look at and a great source of entertainment for people of all ages, but they can also be dangerous. June is Fireworks Safety Month, a good time to take a few minutes to brush up on or learn fireworks safety.
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Eye See You:  Cataract Awareness Month

Eye See You: Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts affect more than 20 million people age 40 and older. Learn more about what they are, what causes them, the symptoms to look for, and their treatments, during Cataract Awareness Month.
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Avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th

Avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th

There's no need to fear slips and falls this Friday the 13th, so long as you have our non-slip socks on stand-by.

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Mississippi Technology Awareness Conference

The mission of Project START is to ensure the provision of appropriate Technology-Related services for Mississippians with disabilities by increasing the awareness of and access to Assistive Technology and by helping the existing service systems to become more consumer responsive so that all Mississippians with disabilities will receive appropriate Technology-Related services and devices.
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Is the Garden Off-Limits for Arthritic Persons?

Not With Arthritic Gardening Aids

There are a host of adapted aids to help arthritic persons around the house. Many are familiar — from special kitchen aids like lipped plates to grooming and bathing aids such as elevated toilet seats and hand grips for the bathtub.

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Fun and Games with Arthritic Aids?

Too often, persons with arthritis view arthritic aids as being purely functional, practical, and--let's face it--boring. It's all well and good to have aids that help you easily turn on lights, move safely into the bathtub, and button a blouse. But what about fun and pleasure? Does arthritis mean sitting alone in a chair every night, reading old magazines?
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Ask the Arthritis Supplies Expert

Arthritis Putting Damper on Couple's Social Life

Question:

"My husband suffers from arthritis so badly that almost everything he does causes him pain and discomfort. You can imagine what this has done to our social life! We hardly go out anymore. The thing of it is, I think he really does want to go out. It's just the arthritis that's holding him back."

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Living With Arthritis

Products and ideas to help make living with Arthritis a little easier…

Living with arthritis can present a wide array of challenges. Some of these challenges may be temporary, following surgery or during periods of flare-ups. Some of these challenges may be life long. Arthritis can create problems with mobility, range of motion, fine motor skills, and cause pain and fatigue that may affect the performance of daily tasks. While surgery, physical therapy and pain management may help some people with some of these issues, for the most part there is no way to remove the cause of the difficulty. Therefore, it is important for the person with arthritis to find solutions to some of these basic problems, and fortunately there are many products available that can help.

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Five Things You May Know Not Know About Arthritic Aids

1. Arthritic Aids Are Not Just About Wheelchairs

In fact, arthritis is not just about discomfort associated with mobility. Persons with arthritis often have trouble with some daily tasks that seem commonplace: cooking and eating meals; bathing; grooming; and getting dressed. Arthritic aids not only ease the pain, but they allow persons with arthritis to join in with everyday activities enjoyed by other people who are not suffering from arthritis.

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Keep up the good work with our perennial gardening tools

Among the many great gardening events going on this time of year is Perennial Gardening Month, which is the month of June. This is a great time for all of you perennial plant fans to discover new summer blooms to add to your collection, whether it be yarrow or lavender.
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Playing cards and card holders could make Father's Day fun

When dealing with our own disabilities or those of our family members, we often feel bogged down with the medical aspect of our lives, and it’s easy to forget that all work and no play makes life rather dull. Of the many pieces of adaptive equipment you could get your disabled father for Father’s Day, you may also want to consider getting him a gift that will enhance his leisure time, such as our adaptive playing cards and playing card holders.
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Partitioned plates enjoy deserved popularity

Many people with disabilities find plates with divided sections to be extremely helpful. There are a lot of reasons why partitioned plates make mealtime easier for people with a variety of disabilities.
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President’s Day recalls need for daily independence

February is a very presidential month. Not only is it Presidents’ Day today, February 17, but February 12 happens to be Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. This American president, slain after leading the cause to end slavery, has become a symbol of liberty and human rights not only for the slaves of his time, but also for many groups since then who have had to work hard to be included in society.
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Arthritis gloves give quick, easy relief compared to other methods

Arthritis pain is one of the most annoying kinds of pain but also among the most treatable by natural methods. While pills are often necessary for relieving pain, there are many natural ways to treat pain symptoms in order to reduce recourse to pills.
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Head to school with tablet holder, adaptive pens, scissors

The month of August is here, which means it’s back to school time. Whether you are a college student with a hectic schedule or a parent of a child with special needs, we offer a range of tools to give a smooth start to the semester.
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