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.

IV Therapy Boasts Restorative Trickle Effect  

Because many of us desire a quick fix, fast-acting IVs are an intriguing treatment option.

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.

Five Delicious & Heart-Healthy Chocolate Recipes

July 7 is World Chocolate Day! Here are reasons to celebrate: Dark chocolate is soothing and satisfying, and may have health benefits including some for heart health.

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.

How Breast Cancer Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

Cardio-oncologists specialize in early detection and management of heart disease in cancer patients throughout all stages of cancer therapy and survivorship.

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 to Cope with Holiday and Seasonal Blues

You want to embrace the seasonal red and green hues, but you're just blue. Here's what you need to know about holiday/seasonal depression.

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.

6 Keys to the Best Possible Stroke Recovery

The American Stroke Association is sharing these important tips.

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.

Misdiagnosed?: The Undiscussed Medical Error

Here are seven questions that could save your life!

What Is Behavioral Therapy and How Can It Help?

Ready to take action? Behavioral therapies are action-oriented interventions.

Mind Game: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is this anxiety disorder and how can it be treated?

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.

Common Questions About How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture is effective for ailments including allergies, depression, hypertension, tennis elbow, morning sickness, malposition of the fetus and stroke.

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.

6 Tips to Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medication Costs

Medication can be costly. Are you stressed about the cost of your prescription?

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.

What are Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions?

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. Organizations across the country unite to raise awareness and assist patients and families.

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.

Planning Ahead for Lifelong Care

Navigating support systems for individuals with disabilities can be overwhelming, especially since programs vary per state.

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.

Surfers For Autism Ride Impactful Waves

Surfers For Autism supports research, awareness and advocacy while also creating safe, fun and judgement-free social environments.

Holistic Therapies You Need to Know About

Holistic therapies consist of a wide array of nontraditional health and wellness practices that fall outside conventional care, like pharmaceutical or surgical treatments.

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.

Could a Group Home be Best for Your Child?

One brave family shares how residential treatment works best for them.

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.

The Healing Power of Therapy Pets

Therapy animals provide many benefits to individuals and patients.

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.

Perservering Through Paralysis

Although neurological disorders seem rare, many people may find themselves dealing with one at some point in their lives.

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.