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Top Travel Tips & Destinations for Disabilities

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Who doesn’t love to travel? But for those who have a disability the prospect of going on a vacation may seem like a pipe dream. This wonderful world we live in is not always 100% handicap accessible and sometimes extremely frustrating to those who may have limited mobility or some other disability.

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Posted in Mobility

Strategies for Calming Autistic Tantrums

Posted on Mar 23, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Each autistic child is different and so is the trigger that can cause a tantrum. With autism, it’s not just a matter of saying your grounded or “timeout” in order to calm your child down. Having strategies that work for calming your specific child may seem improbable, but with a little foresight and some help from child’s therapist we can develop a plan to help diffuse autistic tantrums.

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Posted in Special Needs

Crohn’s Disease: All You Need to Know

Posted on Mar 23, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Nothing will ruin your day faster than an upset stomach, but with an affliction such as Crohn’s disease it can be worse. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel syndrome that can produce severe abdominal pain and tenderness, as well as other complications. While it is relatively common, there is no cure so those who suffer can only treat their symptoms.

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Posted in Nutrition

Want to Prevent High Cholesterol? See How @ HPFY

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

There are some health issues that we can control and some that we cannot. High cholesterol may be the most important one. Cholesterol is found in all of our cells and the food we eat. We have all been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol in our diet, but do we truly understand the health risks associated with high cholesterol and how to possibly prevent high cholesterol?

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Posted in Rehab & Exercise

Lifting Heavy Objects from the Floor? Proper Lifting Techniques

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

We have all faced the need to lift a heavy object and have probably done so without injury. Did you know that you can cause serious injury if you use improper lifting techniques? Lifting a heavy object incorrectly can lead to acute muscle or ligament strains that can last for only short periods or linger longer. These strains are small little tears in the actual muscles of the lower back.

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Posted in Back and Abdomen

Knee Scooter vs. iWalk 2.0: Know the Difference Before Buying

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Choosing the proper medical aid after an injury can truly help with your mobility during your rehabilitation. You should always choose one that is appropriate for your level of mobility so you can move around safely. For those recovering from a lower leg injury, We here at HPFY can help you make the proper decision before selecting your medical aid.

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Posted in Mobility Aids

Ostomy Woes: Stoma Problems And Their Solutions

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Adjusting to life after an ostomy surgery may seem daunting and nerve-racking. Maintaining a healthy stoma is crucial to avoiding potentially serious health issues down the road. Whether it’s an ileostomy or colostomy, the focal point of your hygiene and cleaning routine should be your stoma and the surrounding area. By understanding what potential issues may arise can help you be proactive .

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Posted in Ostomy

Traveling with Back Pain? Tips and Tricks for Pain Free Travel

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Your spine is not a big fan of travel and this can be exponentially increased during the travel season known as the “holiday traveling season.” Many times this can include hours in cars, planes, or even trains in a seated position. Ouch!! As you can imagine, finding a way to travel so that your spine is pain free would definitely be of interest to those with travel plans and back pain.

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Posted in Back Pain

How to Get Rid of Gut Inflammation: Tips & Advice?

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Almost everyone would prefer to avoid inflammation in their gut and who would blame them. As a general rule, a lot of our physical woes can be traced to our gut and digestive system. A digestive tract that is out of order can lead to potential issues such as constipation, weight gain, and even depression. Your overall health and illnesses can start and finish with what you eat.

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Posted in Nutrition

Protecting Wheelchair Users from Pressure Ulcers

Posted on Dec 29, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

The fine line between maintaining your independence and mobility includes the risk of developing pressure ulcers for those who use wheelchairs daily. Pressure sores may seem like a minor problem, but they can lead to serious health issues down the road. These can be difficult to heal and can lead to serious infection over time. HPFY offers some tips that can help you avoiding pressure sores.

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Posted in Wheelchair

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