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    Diabetes Awareness Month

    In recognition of Diabetes awareness month, The National Eye Institute (NEI) and Lighthouse Guild are presenting a social media campaign to raise awareness about the disease’s devastating effect on vision and what can be done to prevent vision loss.

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    Help for Veterans Who Have Vision Loss

    There are approximately 130,000 veterans in the United States who are legally blind and over a million veterans who have low vision which decreases their ability to perform necessary daily activities.

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    How to Convey Dance to Those Without Sight? All Hands On

    Showcasing dance, without the audience’s necessarily seeing it, is Ms. Hashimoto’s life’s work. Her performances and workshops bring dance, a medium with a strong visual component, to those without sight while also providing a new experience for a sighted audience.

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    Vision Rehabilitation after a Stroke: The Importance of Occupational Therapy

    Stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a variety of disorders characterized by the sudden onset of neurological deficits caused by vascular injury to the brain. People may experience loss of motor, neurological and perceptual function, as well as double vision, blurring, headaches, or inability to detect obstacles.

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    Indoor Map Learning for the Visually Impaired

    Trip planning is useful for all travelers but especially important for people who are visually impaired however there are often limitations that make trip planning unfeasible for most people with visual impairment. We propose an app that allows users to learn building layouts and travel directions prior to their travel by rehearsing their routes on their device.

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    How to stay safe outdoors this winter if you’re visually impaired – more tips

    Winter travel can be particularly challenging if you’re visually impaired or blind. Lighthouse Guild’s wide range of services for people with vision loss includes instruction in independent travel, including becoming oriented to your environment and traveling safely in all weather conditions.

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    How to Prevent Falls and Stay Safe

    Falls are the leading cause of injury for people over 65 years of age. These injuries can result in decreased mobility and a loss of independence.

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    Behavioral Health Services

    The terms “behavioral health” and “mental health” are often used interchangeably. … Behavioral health includes not only ways of promoting well-being by preventing or intervening in mental illness such as depression or anxiety, but also has as an aim preventing or intervening in substance abuse or other addictions.

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    Physical Fitness and Nutrition

    It is known that healthful eating and regular exercise can prevent and control many conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A plan everyone should follow is: take your medications as prescribed, see your doctor once a year for a “well visit” and eat a healthy diet.

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    Quit Smoking for Good

    Smoking can lead to serious illnesses including heart disease, stroke and lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD. It also contributes to more than 10 different kinds of cancer.

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