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PICC Line Arm from Care + Wear

Started by Scott Orn in Uncategorized Sep 5. 0 Replies

My good friend Chait Razdan started a company that makes arm bands that go over PICC Lines. You can customize the arm bands for a charity you want to support (hello Ben's Friends) or for a message you want to spread. It's a cool new medical product…Continue

Hanging out with those who inspired a generation!

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized Sep 4. 0 Replies

Last weekend, our Co-Editor, Martyn Sibley, had a taste of what it is to be a VIP! Read on to know more details about his experience at the National Paralympic Day 2014.On Saturday 30th August 2014, exactly two years to the day since ParalympicGB…Continue

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Telemedicine Patient Education

Started by Ben Munoz in Uncategorized Aug 31. 0 Replies

Hi, everyone.  Dr. Joan Leafman from AT Still medical school in Arizona asks to help spread the word about some research she is conducting.  The survey is about Telemedicine Sessions for Patient Education.   If you are interested the link is here …Continue

myotonic dystrophy

Started by rena in Uncategorized. Last reply by rena Aug 28. 11 Replies

HiI was wondering if anybody else had Myotonic Dystrophy as I am not really sure about it. My real Dad had this disease tho I wasn't in contact he died nearly a year ago. I got a copy of his death certificate and saw he had DM. My mum suggested I…Continue


Started by Scott Orn in Uncategorized Aug 25. 0 Replies

Amazon is running a new promotion for Amazon Smile, their program that gives money back to Non Profits. For instance, BensFriends.org (my nonprofit) received $52 from Amazon Smile our 1st month…Continue

Facet Arthopathy

Started by Anltweety in Uncategorized. Last reply by Anltweety Aug 14. 5 Replies

Does anyone have facet arthopathy? I was just told that I have it and my rheumologist said that there's nothing to be done. I'm now looking for a new Dr.

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What is Disability?

Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.

People with a disability come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, sex and cultures - just as we all do. The only thing that separates a person with a disability is that, for one reason or another, they are unable to do certain things in the same way as the mainstream of society. They may require some form of adaptation or alteration to assist them to overcome the effect of their disability.

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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - August 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on August 26, 2014 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - July 2014 Issue

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