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Since 1998, United Spinal Association’s Disability Etiquette booklet has been distributed across the country to thousands of businesses, schools, and organizations to erase some of the misconceptions about people living with different types of disabilities. The booklet also helps ease the awkwardness that many experience when interacting with someone with a disability for the first time. [More]

or years your doctor, your mom and your friend who goes to the gym multiple times a week have probably been telling you to eat better and exercise more. It’s all you hear on television, in the newspapers and on talk radio. New doctors and dieticians usher in new diets, new fads, and so you’ve made some lifestyle changes – cutting back on your fat and sweets intake, and doing some cardiovascular exercise a few days a week. Despite all this, you still feel burned out, can’t drop those extra pounds, and don’t have the energy to greet each day with enthusiasm. What are you missing? [More]

Our friends at the Ostomy Help blog have posted about the benefits of both sunlight and Vitamin D in maintaining your overall health. With the warmth of summer still several months away, we would like to remind our readers of the benefits of taking Vitamin D as well as Calcium, both in the form of daily dietary intake as well as supplements when we can’t get our daily dose of Vitamin D from the natural sunlight we normally do in the middle of winter. [More]

Fifty-one percent of American adults take two or more pills each day—a prescription drug, an over-the-counter drug, or a vitamin or herbal supplement—according to a new survey. And nearly half, 46 percent, said they were taking an average of nearly three prescription medications a week. Predictably, more people tended to take more prescriptions, as they grow older. [More]

What is a urinary tract infection?
When bacteria gets into your bladder or kidneys and cause you to have symptoms, you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). It is important to know the difference between an infection and bacterium (having bacteria in the urine but no symptoms).
What causes urinary tract infections? [More]