Whether for yourself, a family member, or to rent out, making a property accessible for people with disabilities is a delicate task. It’s vital to ensure they can get around and carry on with their day to day activities, with as little difficulty as possible. This should help them accommodate in a happy and safe environment, that can be called home. Some of the changes required to make a house accessible for individuals with handicap are small and temporary, whilst others will be more complex and longer lasting. Further on I will tackle both ends. Whether we refer to the orientation of the building (hotel, home etc.) or the disability level you can cater to a specific person’s needs, or create a more general accessibility. Either way, here’s a guide to help you get started on making your property accessible for persons with handicap. [click to continue…]
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction is so prevalent in today’s society that “In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older – or 9.2 percent of the population – had used an illicit drug or abused a psycho-therapeutic medication (such as a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month.” Although women are not immune to drug addiction, there are more men addicted to alcohol and drugs than women. Unfortunately, professional men are especially prone to denial about their addiction. [click to continue…]
Mankind has known about the benefits of massage therapy for thousands of years and the business of massage is growing in leaps and bounds. So, is this a good time to get certification in massage therapy and find work in a spa or work on your own as an independent?
The answer to that is emphatically, yes! Healthcare, it turns out was the only industry in the U.S. economy that proved itself to be recession-proof. While all other industries suffered, healthcare expanded. [click to continue…]
Urinary incontinence. It affects one in three women, but most of us prefer to ignore it out of fear or embarrassment. Unfortunately, urinary incontinence can make it very difficult to get and stay healthy; after all, who wants to exercise when even the slightest jolt could result in an unfortunate accident. However, urinary incontinence is not something that you should ignore; if left untreated, it could worsen and lead to other complications, including frequent yeast infections. [click to continue…]
Treadmills and elliptical machines are the most common and popular workout machinery in the world because they are easy to use, offer a superb training session and are the fastest ways to burn calories and lose weight. Cardio workouts performed with these devices are extremely efficient and don’t strain your body, the way outdoor running or jogging do. If you are someone who wants to purchase an used treadmill or elliptical then you must consider some points which might help you to make a wiser decision. [click to continue…]
If you’re reading this then chances are the “honeymoon” stage is over and reality has set in. Now this shouldn’t be misconstrued as a negative, as most relationships will go through periods of conflicts and strife, and simply being married does not make you immune to these occurrences.
There are tons of reasons that you and your spouse could be at each other’s throats lately, from dealing with financial struggles and infidelity, to even simplistic arguments like helping out with chores, there are always going to be things you don’t see eye to eye on. This doesn’t make you any less of a married couple, in fact it makes you – human. [click to continue…]
If you take any prescribed medications, you may or may not have taken the time to look at the paperwork your pharmacy gave you along with your prescriptions. While it is pretty common for pharmacies to give printed copies of the adverse side effects of medications nowadays, maybe yours doesn’t.
All medications generally have some sort of possible side effects, although not every person that takes the medication will experience those side effects. Even if the individual gets negative symptoms some experience the side effects very lightly and they can pass unnoticed, or very heavily, leading to significant health problems. However, it’s always important to know what they are just in case. [click to continue…]
Although most people pack their bags and hit the road while on holidays, there are often situations when individual need to board a plane or take the train for a long distance work travel. No matter what goal you have, you’ll always need to double your preparations if you’re one of those suffering from a disease. Many people with an illness or health condition face extra worry when it comes to booking a holiday or paying a visit to a remote location. [click to continue…]
For people who live with a disability, technological advances and clever gadgets can mean a difference between an independent life filled with opportunity, and a life with limited options. Technology can allow disabled persons to care for themselves, carry out day-to-day tasks, go to work or study and even travel. Here are some key advances in technology that can improve the lives of people living with a disability. [click to continue…]
Trisomies might be the most frightening of all birth defects, yet most parents have never heard of them. Today we’ll talk a little about trisomies, as well as three of the most common instances of this genetic defect. [click to continue…]