Can You Use Assistive Technology? Sunday, July 1, 2018
Assistive Technology? Does it sound like something from the latest animated film? Or, maybe what you’d use to give your computer extra memory or storage space? AT is actually something folks with a disability use to get a job done – and often something others could use as preventive measures for chronic health conditions.
Getting 'Back' on the Farm or Ranch Sunday, April 1, 2018
Back pain for farmers and ranchers is almost a given, often a topic of conversation at coffee or lunch. In a program survey done in central Nebraska in 2012, 87-89% of ag producers asked reported some back pain, from occasional to severe.
What are the reasons? Why are back problems so widespread among ag producers?
Make Farming/Ranching with Arthritis Easier Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Arthritis – it’s a chronic condition that most folks know something about, but most don’t think about until it affects them or someone they live with.
Arthritis is widespread in the United States, with over 50 million doctor-diagnosed cases. It is a condition that has been seen more and more frequently among farmers and ranchers, and, in recent years, has become a debilitating condition for some. It can reduce mobility, physical strength, and the ability to complete routine tasks.