Category Archives: Wheelchair and Health

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

We have posted several times about the efficacy of cranberry juice against Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) [1] Cranberry juice has been accepted by the nutrition and alternative medicine communities as the first line of defense against UTIs [2,3] UTIs affect particularly women, and people who must  use  a wheelchair for mobility. How …Read the Rest

Wheelchair and Walker Friendly US Parks and Recreation

Wheelchair and Walker Friendly US Parks and Recreation

  Hey, wheelchaired public: It’s out there! Go for it! Parks: visit the wheelchair friendly Louisiana Coast! Texas Parks and Wildlife ;”Wheelchair Accessible Wildlife Viewing Sites in Texas” National Parks and Services ; Trails Wheelchair Accessible  California Parks Accessibility US Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) ; “USACE Recreation Parks Wheelchair …Read the Rest

What’s New In Wheelchair Design (June 2012)

What’s New In Wheelchair Design (June 2012)

This is June 2012… what new designs are  cooking or even available for the wheelchair community? Here is our selection [truly, these are not paid advertisements..]   Manual Wheelchairs: Nordigo system Essentially, you row this wheel chair instead of spinning its wheels. Easier? Possibly, but certainly uses a different set …Read the Rest

The Science Behind Executing a Human Brain’s Will Through a Robotic Arm

The Science Behind Executing a Human Brain’s Will Through a Robotic Arm

Here you have it, not science fiction, but a gate to brain understanding and liberation for tetraplegic! There are articles about this breakthrough in man – machine connection all over the press, even the Wall Street Journal about the success of a research organization called BrainGate as well as  Leigh …Read the Rest

Pain and Health Issues of Power Wheelchairs Users

Pain and Health Issues of Power Wheelchairs Users

We are posting about a study on pain and electric-powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs) [1] Pain is fairly common for this group: “…Most EPIOC users described experiences of pain with 17% reporting severe pain…Over half felt their pain was influenced by the wheelchair and few (25%) considered their chair eased their symptoms. …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Bladder Infections Antibiotic Cefpodoxime found inferior to Ciproflaxacin

IN BRIEF: Bladder Infections Antibiotic Cefpodoxime found inferior to Ciproflaxacin

Bladder Infections are common in women. They are even more common in women with medical conditions like Diabetes , Multiple Sclerosis, and/or wheelchair users.  It is serious business because of the possibility of recurrences.  The antibiotic of choice is  Ciproflaxacin (Cipro)as discussed in our previous post Status of treatments for Urinary …Read the Rest

Status of treatments for Urinary Tract Infections With Emphasis On Wheelchair Users

Status of treatments for Urinary Tract Infections With Emphasis On Wheelchair Users

Many Urinary Tract Infections  (UTI) are fairly common, particularly for people with conditions or diseases that keep them in a wheelchair such as Spinal cord Injuries or Multiple Sclerosis because individuals may have bladder storage and/or voiding dysfunction [1]. Many times the infections are associated with the use of catheters. …Read the Rest

About Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

About Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are a common problem for women, although men can get it too. Since the bladder is protected by flushing it through water drinking, the problem is also more frequent in paraplegics, that have a less efficient flushing. Western Medicine: The University of  Of Maryland  has an excellent …Read the Rest

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