Monthly Archive: January 2018

using a wheelchair in Austin

Mobility in the City: Austin – Aaron Baker, Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist

In this video about using a wheelchair in Austin, Texas, Aaron uses public transportation to check out the best places, including the Capitol Building.

Aimee Sharp
child with special needs

How Parenting a Child with Special Needs Makes You a Lifelong Learner

As mom to a child with special needs, I'm also a teacher, writer, nurse, chef, physical therapist, psychologist and shaper of one very special kid’s future.

Jamie Sumner

Preventing Enteral Misconnections with ENFit Connectors

Misconnections between enteral and non-enteral devices can cause patient harm and death. ENFit connectors are designed to prevent misconnections.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Symptoms can vary between women and men. For both sexes, the most common heart attack symptoms are chest pain and other discomfort throughout the body.

Taylor Snell
Juice Cleanse

Juice Cleanse – How I Reboot My Bowels

My story starts last November. On the heels of a hearty Thanksgiving feast and the subsequent leftover meals, my body and digestive tract were feeling a bit sluggish. In times past, I have used home-juicing as a method for rebooting my bowels and cleansing my pipes. This time, however, was my first experience with a… Continue reading Juice Cleanse – How I Reboot My Bowels

Aaron Baker
Signups for Health Insurance

Signups for Health Insurance Through Covered California Up 7 Percent

In this article from the San Francisco Chronicle, learn how, despite the confusion, signups for Health Insurance through Covered California are up.

Aimee Sharp
special needs family

4 Ways to Break the Ice with a Family with Children with Special Needs

How do you go about talking to a special needs family? Here's how you can meet us in the middle when you see us out with our kids.

Alethea Mshar
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Living with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Many people are uncomfortable discussing pelvic floor dysfunction, but there are many treatment options available that can improve daily quality of life.

Stephanie Struyck Elgin
ostomy surgery

6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Ostomy Surgery

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist shares things she wishes someone told her before undergoing ostomy surgery.

Laura Cox, LPC
special needs parent

Why No, I’m Not Actually A Saint, Said the Parent of a Child with Special Needs

Does being a special needs parent make me a saint? You might be surprised that I’m just getting by, pretty much like everyone else.

Alethea Mshar
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