Health

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Could a Group Home be Best for Your Child?

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

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.