These Rainbow-Colored Foods Help Fight Off Memory Loss
Eating a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables is important for overall health, including brain (and memory) wellbeing. As little as a half a serving a day of rainbow-hued foods may lower the risk of cognitive decline by up to 20 percent. So, move over mushy brown and white foods... red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are plating up!
Race Is Among Factors That Predicted How Quickly Stroke Patients Get to Stroke Centers to Receive Essential Surgery, Study Shows
Brain blockages or bleeds are one of the most common causes of disability and the fifth-leading cause of death.
Aphasia: A Commonly Misunderstood Communication Disorder
Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects two million Americans and occurs more often than Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.
People Report Fewer Negative Emotions Like Fatigue and Fear, and More Joy and Hope
A new study -- released June 2021 -- indicates a long-awaited, positive shift of feelings. Some people, though, will take longer to see mood changes after the pandemic, psychiatrists say.
New Guidance May Change How You Control Your Asthma
Together, people with asthma, their caregivers, and health care providers can make informed decisions about asthma management based on new guidance.
Debilitating Migraines and Headaches Significantly Spike During Coronavirus Pandemic, But Treatment Awaits
June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. Alarmingly, there's been a nearly 70 percent rise in the number of migraine attacks during the pandemic and 84 percent of people have more stress managing their disease.
Miniature Therapy Horses Are Just What the Doctor Ordered
Small horses are making a BIG impact! One equine organization is reaching more than 25,000 people each year at medical treatment sites, hospice centers, assisted living communities, veteran and first responder facilities, and even personal homes.
Is it Allergies or COVID-19? Here are 7 Symptoms to Note
To help shed some light on the differences between COVID-19 and spring allergies, consider these seven common symptoms and their possible causes.
COVID-19 Increases Stroke Risk, according to an Orlando Neurologist
Fewer patients are being hospitalized with coronavirus thanks to the vaccines, but doctors are still seeing the pandemic’s severe consequences, such as stroke.
5 Myths About Mental Illness — and What You Really Need to Know
Almost everyone can and will experience some level of anxiety, impulsiveness, or mood swings. The difference lies in the degree such feelings interrupt a person’s life.
6 Reasons to Add Hydrotherapy to Your Self-Care Routine
Ready to plunge into self-care? Soak up the health benefits of adding hydrotherapy into your wellness regime.
New 3D Printed Fetus Helps Doctors Better Plan for In-Utero Spina Bifida Surgery
New modeling technology allows surgeons to visualize complicated pre-delivery procedure to treat babies with spina bifida.
Depression Is Far More Sinister Than Sadness – And Women Are Particularly at High Risk
There are quite a few classifications of depression. Here's a look at some of the more common types.
A Mother's Harrowing Tale of Her Child's Decline into Mental Illness – and Signs to Watch for in Your Teen or Young Adult
The incurable brain diseases of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder combined strike one in every 25 people typically as they are entering adulthood.
Here's How Equine Therapy Benefits People with Disabilities
The activity has been shown to build core strength as well as help children gain self-esteem, discipline and empathy while also experiencing joy.
The Alarming Trend of Involuntary Institutionalization During and After Disasters
The National Council on Disability issued a new report highlighting the unfortunate impact of disaster among the disabled community.
How to Navigate "Step Therapy" and Other Treatment Obstacles Associated with Chronic Conditions
Unfortunately, insurance hiccups can cause challenges for patients. Your physician may be able to help you appeal coverage denials.
The Importance of Finding a Mental Health Care Provider You Can Trust
Should you be faced with a crisis, know how to find a reputable mental health care provider with the expertise you need and that you can trust.
How Color Therapy Benefits People with Disabilities
Here's the silver lining to this holistic approach...
In-Utero Surgery Improves Outcomes for Babies with Spina Bifida
Because spinal cord damage is progressive during gestation, prenatal surgery is scientifically proven to be more effective than postnatal repair.
Food Allergy Related Insurance Claims Up in Almost Every State in the Country
Maine (391 percent), North Carolina (332 percent), California (316 percent) show biggest increases; peanuts most common specifically identified food causing anaphylaxis
How to Detect Juvenile Arthritis: Early Signs and Symptoms
Understand the signals that could help diagnose juvenile conditions.
How Physical Therapy Can Help with Multiple Sclerosis
Someone newly diagnosed and with few symptoms might assume they don’t need PT, but this is one of the most important times to get started.
How to Exercise Your Service Dog Indoors During Inclement Weather
Don't let a rainy day drown out your plans to exercise your service dog.
5 Steps that Determine Whether You Qualify for SSA Disability
Since 2009, Disability Benefits Help has provided information to individuals who are seeking to apply for Social Security Disability benefits or have been denied after applying for Social Security disability. Here's some helpful info.
Women and ADD: The Hidden Disability--What You Need to Know About Attention Deficit Disorder
For some women, having ADD is like being on an emotional roller coaster.
How to Recognize Unusual & Distressing Anxiety Symptoms
There are over 100 possible symptoms associated with anxiety disorder, many of which you'd never expect to be caused by anxiety.
How to Manage a Chronic Illness in the Summer Heat
High temperatures and long-term sun exposure can worsen side effects for some chronic conditions.
Understanding Disability Insurance and Other Insurance Benefits
Voluntary benefits, like disability insurance, can complement traditional health insurance.
In A First-in-the-Nation Procedure, AdventHealth Tests Promising New Diabetes Therapy
Revita® DMR is a novel, non-drug treatment that may improve blood-sugar regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes by targeting the source of insulin resistance.
Tune into the Benefits of Music Therapy
Music therapy has struck a chord within the field of medicine and is benefiting patients with diverse conditions, such as anxiety, autism, asthma, chronic pain, dementia, depression, end of life care, irregular sleep patterns, mobility issues, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Upgrade Day-to-Day Functionality by Downloading Mobile Apps
Games, directions, news, weather and much more are just a click or swipe away! Apps are easy to download on both Apple and Android devices and can conveniently upgrade your access to most anything.
Wired to Activate for a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
The progression, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but he National Multiple Sclerosis Society is working hard to find answers...
Yoga Therapy is Flexible to Fit Everyone with Adaptability
Yoga provides physical benefits with movement; social aspect through the community of a group class or one-on-one with a yoga therapist; and, in some cases..., a spiritual aspect to find inner strength and inner peace.
Granny Nannies Help with House Calls
Eighty percent of elderly people have one or more chronic health conditions or illnesses that requires long-term care. GrannyNANNIES' certified nursing assistants and home health aides allow for both short-term and long-term assistance to be offered in the comfort of one's own home.
Whispering Meadows Ranch Saddles Up for Life-Changing Rides
A nonprofit property dedicated to enriching the lives of those with disabilities through recreational and educational equine-assisted programs and activities.
Florida Autism Center Helps Children Reach Personal Potential
The Florida Autism Center (FAC) provides applied behavioral analysis (ABA) based services which involves clinically-proven techniques and principles that bring about meaningful and positive changes in behavior.
Island Dolphin Care Makes a Splash with Animal-Assisted Therapy
Island Dolphin Care is a nonprofit providing uniquely motivational dolphin-assisted therapy programs for hundreds of children and adults with diverse special needs or illnesses and their families.
The Blunt Lowdown on Medical Marijuana for the Disabled and Seniors
Cannabis culture has grown significantly overall. Medical marijuana has sparked much debate, but physicians and patients alike (including those with disabilities and seniors) assert it is a holistic treatment option offering vast benefits.
Cervical Cancer Remains a Risk for All, Including Seniors
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In 2018, about 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer were diagnosed and about 4,170 women died from the disease.
Exercise and Disability: Resources for Accessible Gym Equipment
Exercise is an important part of everyonone's health and well-being. Here are some resources for accessible gyms and home equipment.
Spencer's Sensory Shop: A Business Blanketed with Disability Research
Always creating or making something, Karen just happened to fall into creating weighted blankets as a way to help her autistic step-son, Noah.
7 Lifesaving Tips to Prevent Stroke and Stroke-Related Disability
Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. But you can reduce your risk with lifestyle changes.
Savor Every Gluten-Free Bite at these Celiac-Friendly Restaurants
Celiac disease doesn't have to hinder social eating. Dine at restaurants catering to gluten-free and other allergy-friendly diets.
It's not 'Just the Flu' for Seniors and People with Chronic Health Conditions
Adults 50 years of age and older are more likely than younger age groups to have a chronic illness, such as asthma or other lung disease, heart disease or diabetes that can be exacerbated by the flu.
Mental Health Association Helps Families Find Support
MHACF is affiliated with the national Mental Health America network though, since 1946, this privately-run nonprofit has facilitated initiatives geared to meet the specific needs of its local community with education, advocacy and outreach.
A Little Fashion Accessory Makes a Big Fashion Statement
Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign aims to address the nation’s number one birth defect, congenital heart disease, which affects about 40,000 births per year in the U.S.
Diabetes: A Health Epidemic Affecting Half of the Nation's Population
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month