October is Physical Therapy Month

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 10/11/2018 to Articles
October is Physical Therapy Month

There are thousands of situations in which physical therapy is needed nationwide, from pre-existing conditions, progressive conditions, and accidents, physical therapists are a blessing in disguise. Physical therapy is one of those regular occurrences in recovery that’s underrated and overlooked. It’s a vital part to recovery and unfortunately, not everyone can receive it.

Three Gifts for the Male Hero in your life: Father's Day edition

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 6/12/2018 to Articles
Three Gifts for the Male Hero in your life: Father's Day edition
We all have that special man in our lives that we aren't really sure how to shop for, especially for Father's Day. We’ve lost count on how many coffee mugs our fathers have kept hidden in the cabinets over the years, but we do know how often they’re used -- once a year, maybe. Well it's that time of year again and this list is to help prevent another awesome dad from receiving another coffee mug or coaster for his special day.

Food Poisoning Can Last a Lifetime

Posted by Bonnie Joffee on 3/12/2018 to Articles
Food Poisoning Can Last a Lifetime
March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week — a time to help prevent and treat poisonings of all kinds, including food, medications and household items. This article provides helpful information about long term effects.

Allopathy or Homeopathy

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 2/22/2018 to Articles
Allopathy or Homeopathy
It seems as though there is a consistent debate regarding the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine versus the practice of traditional allopathic medicine. So what’s the difference? Let's find out.

Anosmia: A Taste and Smell Disorder

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 1/5/2018 to Articles
Anosmia: A Taste and Smell Disorder
Are you finding that food does not taste or smell quite as robust as in the past? Are you adding more salt, pepper or other condiments to adjust for your lack of taste in the foods you have always enjoyed?

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 11/30/2017 to Articles
Living with Congestive Heart Failure

There are more than 200,000 cases of congestive heart failure per year. The majority of those affected range in age, beginning at age 40 and up.

This is a usually a chronic condition in which the heart does not properly pump the blood as is required for a healthy heart.

Lighting Up the Sky: Fireworks Safety Month

Posted by Tanika on 6/27/2016 to Articles
Fireworks can be beautiful to look at and a great source of entertainment for people of all ages, but they can also be dangerous. June is Fireworks Safety Month, a good time to take a few minutes to brush up on or learn fireworks safety.

Mississippi Technology Awareness Conference

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles
The mission of Project START is to ensure the provision of appropriate Technology-Related services for Mississippians with disabilities by increasing the awareness of and access to Assistive Technology and by helping the existing service systems to become more consumer responsive so that all Mississippians with disabilities will receive appropriate Technology-Related services and devices.

Fun and Games with Arthritic Aids?

Posted by Staff on 6/3/2015 to Articles
Too often, persons with arthritis view arthritic aids as being purely functional, practical, and--let's face it--boring. It's all well and good to have aids that help you easily turn on lights, move safely into the bathtub, and button a blouse. But what about fun and pleasure? Does arthritis mean sitting alone in a chair every night, reading old magazines?

Ask the Arthritis Supplies Expert

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Arthritis Putting Damper on Couple's Social Life

Question:

"My husband suffers from arthritis so badly that almost everything he does causes him pain and discomfort. You can imagine what this has done to our social life! We hardly go out anymore. The thing of it is, I think he really does want to go out. It's just the arthritis that's holding him back."

Living With Arthritis

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Products and ideas to help make living with Arthritis a little easier…

Living with arthritis can present a wide array of challenges. Some of these challenges may be temporary, following surgery or during periods of flare-ups. Some of these challenges may be life long. Arthritis can create problems with mobility, range of motion, fine motor skills, and cause pain and fatigue that may affect the performance of daily tasks. While surgery, physical therapy and pain management may help some people with some of these issues, for the most part there is no way to remove the cause of the difficulty. Therefore, it is important for the person with arthritis to find solutions to some of these basic problems, and fortunately there are many products available that can help.

Five Things You May Know Not Know About Arthritic Aids

Posted by Staff on 6/3/2015 to Articles

1. Arthritic Aids Are Not Just About Wheelchairs

In fact, arthritis is not just about discomfort associated with mobility. Persons with arthritis often have trouble with some daily tasks that seem commonplace: cooking and eating meals; bathing; grooming; and getting dressed. Arthritic aids not only ease the pain, but they allow persons with arthritis to join in with everyday activities enjoyed by other people who are not suffering from arthritis.

Keep up the good work with our perennial gardening tools

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Among the many great gardening events going on this time of year is Perennial Gardening Month, which is the month of June. This is a great time for all of you perennial plant fans to discover new summer blooms to add to your collection, whether it be yarrow or lavender.

Playing cards and card holders could make Father's Day fun

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
When dealing with our own disabilities or those of our family members, we often feel bogged down with the medical aspect of our lives, and it’s easy to forget that all work and no play makes life rather dull. Of the many pieces of adaptive equipment you could get your disabled father for Father’s Day, you may also want to consider getting him a gift that will enhance his leisure time, such as our adaptive playing cards and playing card holders.

President’s Day recalls need for daily independence

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
February is a very presidential month. Not only is it Presidents’ Day today, February 17, but February 12 happens to be Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. This American president, slain after leading the cause to end slavery, has become a symbol of liberty and human rights not only for the slaves of his time, but also for many groups since then who have had to work hard to be included in society.

We have reachers for many occasions and uses

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles

From the dawn of civilization, sticks have been one of the most beloved tools of mankind. As Teddy Roosevelt used to say, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

While we discourage violent force, we must admit sticks are useful for doing just about anything, including reaching objects and gaining leverage. Using one of our reachers are a little like having a good stick but with added state-of-the-art technology.