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animals helping humans with disabilities

How Animals Help Humans with Disabilities: From Service Dogs to Guide Horses

Animals can help humans with disabilities in many ways, according to The Humane Society of the United States. For example, service animals can be trained to assist people with physical disabilities, such as blindness or mobility impairments. Other assistance animals, like certain dogs and horses, can provide emotional support to people suffering from depression or …

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Tetraplegia vs Paraplegia

What is the difference between Tetraplegia & Paraplegia

Paralysis is a vast topic in human medicine. Primarily, paralysis is described as the impairment or loss of involuntary muscular movement in any part of the body, especially the four limbs. In normal humans, uninjured nerve fibers in the body send signals from the voluntary muscles to the brain.   Paralysis occurs when your voluntary …

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8 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Paraplegic

It might be overwhelming to navigate through the dating world, especially for someone who is having a first date with a person with paraplegia.  Regarding romantic interest in a person with paraplegia, you may wonder what it would be like dating a person with a disability? How would things be different? Will there be any sacrifices? …

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How Can Wheelchair Users Prevent & Treat UTI

Some reports show that over 2.7 million people in the United States are wheelchair users (1). Persons with disability and individuals who use wheelchairs are prone to various health complications, including urinary tract infections (UTIs). The presence of a UTI can be frustrating, and it has a significant impact on quality of life. So, how …

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How Wheelchair Users Can Reduce Pressure Sores

Wheelchair users are prone to pressure sores, leading to severe complications such as infections when not managed properly.  While they can be frustrating, there’s a lot you can do to reduce pressure sores and improve your quality of life.  This post focuses on valuable tips to reduce pressure sores and other information you need to …

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Paraplegic Legs Atrophy

Paraplegic Legs Atrophy – What it is & treatments

Legs atrophy is common among paraplegic individuals. However, this condition is still largely misunderstood.  The main objective of this post is to shed light on paraplegic leg atrophy, discuss causes, and provide other helpful information you need to know about muscle atrophy to improve your (or someone else’s) quality of life. What is muscle atrophy? …

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Lego Wheelchair

Lego Does It Again – Lego Wheelchair & Wheelchair Ramps

If you are a parent who buys toys for your disabled child, you may have had instances when you had to think twice before completing a purchase. Not because of choice, but because of limitations or options.  Especially if you want a toy that would resonate with a disabled child. For decades, toy companies have …

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Day Program Activities For Adults With Disabilities

Adults with disabilities are three times more likely to suffer heart disease, stroke, cancer, or diabetes than adults without disabilities. This is according to the Centre for Resources and Disease Control (CDC). These are the adults with severe difficulty hearing, seeing, walking, remembering, concentrating, or making decisions and those with limited social and motor skills. …

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Approved For Disability

Signs That You Will Be Approved For Disability

The process involved in applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a daunting experience.  After all, some rules and regulations are confusing to most people. However, with the correct information and the proper documentation, you stand a good chance of having your disability benefits claimed approved on the first application. If you are battling …

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