November 2016

What’s New in Accessible Vehicle Peripherals

By | November 1st, 2016|

Companies are introducing new or upgraded accessories to be enjoyed by people with a variety of disabilities.

‘Easy Does It’ Provides Emergency Caregivers and Repairs

By | November 1st, 2016|

I was in a bind. It was a Thursday night, around 6 p.m., and I had just wrapped up at the gym. As I rolled through the exit, I saw a text message from my evening attendant: He wasn’t feeling well and said he couldn’t come over to help me into bed. Finding a last-minute replacement would be tough. Luckily, Berkeley has a backup service that means I’ll never be left solo.

Can Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help You? At What Cost?

By | November 1st, 2016|

Traditional hyperbaric oxygen treatment has been used for many years to heal wounds, help with decompression sickness and deal with infections, but what Poor and a growing number of people are turning to is a variation, often called “mild” hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Three Free and Useful Smartphone Apps

By | November 1st, 2016|

Every year there are more smartphone apps designed to make an aspect of living with a disability a little bit easier. Here are three free and useful offerings available from Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir Fixer

By | November 1st, 2016|

Can it really be a cure-all for many of the medical maladies facing wheelchair users?

Total Body Fitness Videos Make Exercising Easier

By | November 1st, 2016|

We all know that exercise is important to keep ourselves physically fit and strong. However, trying to exercise with a disability can be challenging. Total Body Fitness may be just the workout solution you want.

We Can Go Anywhere: My Adventures on Daddy’s Chair

By | November 1st, 2016|

The new children’s book, We Can Go Anywhere: My Adventures on Daddy’s Chair, is delightful. It’s also full of life, energy and the loving bond between a precious little girl and her adventurous Daddy, who takes her to the moon and back on his power chair.

Slingshot Golf is Competitive for All Abilities

By | November 1st, 2016|

I was determined to find a way to get back out and play golf again with my limited movement, and over the years I created a new adaptation of the game called “Slingshot Golf.”

Abilities Expo: A Disability Disneyland

By | November 1st, 2016|

Abilities Expos provide a place to shop for products, try new activities and connect with peers.

October 2016

Diabetes and SCI: Control Your Carbs and Exercise!

By | October 3rd, 2016|

People with SCI are more likely to acquire diabetes. If you’re one of them, don’t despair — with effort, the disease is manageable.

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