How to Create an Accessible Home Garden

July 7, 2021
Man in wheelchair and woman squatting on ground tending to a garden

Gardening is great way to improve physical and mental health. If you are a person with a disability, there are many ways to reap the benefits of gardening by creating…

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World Lymphedema Day Q&A

March 6, 2021
Therapist assisting lymphedema patient with bandage

Each year on March 6th, Helen Hayes Hospital marks World Lymphedema Day by working to raise awareness about lymphedema—the life-changing swelling condition that effects an estimated 250 million people worldwide.…

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Preparing a Smaller Thanksgiving Celebration

November 25, 2020
Basket set on its side with pumpkins, potatoes, lettuce, squash, onions, garlic, and turnips pouring from it

This holiday season will feature smaller gatherings for that holiday meal and undoubtedly less hands to prepare a magnificent feast. The following are suggestions to help you keep the festive…

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Nutrition Spotlight: The Benefits of Bananas

November 6, 2020
A side view of bunches of bananas lined up on a grocery shelf

Helen Hayes Hospital’s Director of Dietary Services, Catherine Golub, MS, RD, sat down with us to share information on bananas and the myriad of ways to enjoy the vitamin-packed fruit.…

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Nutrition Tips For Chronic Pain

September 23, 2020
Carrots, walnuts, raspberries, tomatoes, and greens

During this unprecedented time in history, so many of us have felt the hardships of having to remain socially distant from our friends, loved ones, and caregivers. When our outpatient…

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Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users

July 24, 2020
Peter Gagliardo, Adapted Sports and Recreation Coordinator at Helen Hayes Hospital

It’s officially summer and, while we all may be itching to get outdoors after weeks of cool weather and quarantine, it’s important to brush up on some safety measures that…

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