Foods to help improve constipation

Foods to Improve Constipation [Top 20 Best Foods]

Just about everyone experiences constipation at some point in their lives, and one factor holds true across the board: you want relief as quickly as possible. One area to examine if you are struggling with constipation is your diet. Everything we consume passes through the gastrointestinal tract and has a direct impact on the quality…
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National Family Caregivers Month

The support given by family caregivers helps people with disabilities live happier, more fulfilling lives. Whether a family member or friend, the love and dedication they provide are essential to the health, wellness, and independence of their loved ones. Each year in November we celebrate National Family Caregiver Month to acknowledge, recognize, and honor family…
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Pregnancy and SCI

A common question women with spinal cord injury (SCI) have post-injury is: will I be able to have children?  There is no evidence that SCI affects a woman’s fertility or ability to carry a pregnancy. However, women with spinal cord injury can have some unique challenges, so it’s important to be as informed as possible…
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Autonomic Dysreflexia

Sunburn and Autonomic Dysreflexia

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) occurs, to at least some extent, in up to 90% of people with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and those with upper thoracic injury above level T6.  AD can happen when an irritation below the level of injury occurs but the signals sent to the brain to respond to the irritant are…
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Disabilities

What to Watch: Top TV Shows & Movies Featuring Individuals with Disabilities

It can be difficult to find television shows and films that authentically and accurately portray people with disabilities, especially when the show or film isn’t centered around a character’s disability but rather the richness of the character’s entire life.  It’s equally important to have shows and movies that help educate the public about what it’s…
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life hacks for people with disabilities

Easy “Life Hacks” for People with Disabilities

While most people are familiar with the concept of a “life hack” by now, for those who haven’t heard it yet a life hack is a helpful shortcut designed to make your life easier using inexpensive and/or everyday items. For people with disabilities, life hacks not only save time and money, but add to quality…
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Summer Skin Care

Summer is right around the corner! Time to look forward to warmer days, fun in the sun, and maybe even a nice beach vacation.  It’s important to have proper skin care all year round, but in the heat of summer, it is even more essential to take steps to reduce the risk of skin breakdown.…
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Circle of male wheelchair basketball players in 20s and 30s meeting in gymnasium and reaching in for team high-five. Adaptive sports.

Adaptive Equipment and Sports Groups for SCI [Empowering Your Independence]

Long gone are the days when a spinal cord injury (SCI) meant living a life of limited mobility and restricted activities. These days many people with SCI live rich, full lives that are nearly the same as they did pre-injury! The History of Adaptive and Group Sports One of the ways people with SCI have…
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sci awareness month

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month 2020

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve, Still Me   The effects of a spinal cord injury (“SCI”) can be life-altering, and present challenges to people with SCI and their loved ones. Millions worldwide are living with paralysis,…
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mother of disabled child

Mother’s Day: Appreciating & Supporting Moms of Children with Disabilities

Mother’s Day is celebrated annually to appreciate and honor mothers and mother figures who bring love, nurturing, and security to the lives of children. Once a woman is a mother, she is a mother for life. Many people are unaware of the history of mother’s day, and think of it as a day we shower…
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