Posts Tagged: health

Cancer patients benefit from rehab interventions before, during, and after treatment

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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Power of U in medically underserved areas

Medically underserved areas/populations are geographic areas designated as having too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty or a high elderly population. This definition also includes shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers. Some barriers to care for medically underserved areas and populations include: Economic factors Cultural factors Linguistic factors…
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Coping with post traumatic stress disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also known as “shell-shock,” is a mental health condition that can develop from a traumatic or stressful experience, usually life-threatening. PTSD occurs differently for each person, oftentimes related to the triggering occurrence. PTSD can develop in anyone for any traumatic reason. One example is not being able to ride in…
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